The increasing prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) among the current under-21 age group has spurred the creation of a treatment services sector whose value is estimated at $15b and growing.
The autism treatment sector is characterized by:
- An accelerating demand for services;
- Relative immaturity — Regulatory changes at the state-level, including insurance coverage mandates and licensing of treatment professionals are relatively recent developments that have accelerated over the last few years
- Fragmented provider market — no company constitutes more than 4% of the market currently; and
- A fast-changing reimbursement landscape as insurers and state governments respond to pressure for coverage and funding.
Our latest BSC Healthcare Services Sector Report explores the trends shaping the sector as private equity investors look to build platforms around existing providers and grow those platforms organically and with add-on acquisitions.
The report gives an overview of the social, clinical, and political movements driving the sector, then dives into investment dynamics shaping the current M&A transaction landscape.