Los Angeles, CA—September 28, 2021—Atar Capital, a global private investment firm, announced
today that its portfolio company, Pathways Health and Community Support, LLC (“Pathways”), acquired
Renew Consulting. Pathways is one of the largest providers of behavioral and mental health services
in the United States; Renew Consulting is a leading residential behavioral health company servicing
Northwest Oregon. The acquisition is part of Pathways’ strategic plan to expand access to behavioral
health services in inclusive and positive environments. It comes less than one year after Pathways
acquired three subsidiaries of Community Intervention Services, Inc. (CIS) in October of 2020. Terms of
the agreement were not disclosed.
Renew Consulting, founded in 2004, is headquartered in Albany, Oregon and offers services in seven
Northwest Oregon counties, employing more than 200 team members. It is a service-driven organization
committed to providing customized, person-centered support for individuals with developmental
disabilities and mental health needs. The organization provides 24-hour care in community-based
residential homes. Integrating Renew Consulting’s programs and services into Pathways’ current
offerings will enable Pathways to expand the field of behavioral health services geared toward adults and
children in the state of Oregon.
Led by Jill Winters, Pathways’ CEO and former United Healthcare executive, the organization will now
have physical locations in 19 states and the District of Columbia. The company employs a team of 5,000+
dedicated staff members working to create healthier communities by providing behavioral health services
that include counseling, telehealth, autism services, case management, therapeutic foster care, parent
education, supportive employment and substance use services. The company also offers employer-based
programs through Pathways at Work, a series of customized workplace health and well-being seminars,
webinars and other resources for employees.
Winters said, “Renew is a fantastic company with an experienced and dedicated team passionate about
serving their clients and community. This acquisition aligns with our mission to improve lives across the
country and I am delighted that, together, we will be able to deliver a broad array of behavioral health
services in Oregon.”
Cyrus Nikou led the Atar investment team that also included Senior Managing Director Robert Lezec,
Managing Directors Stanley Huang and Vijay Mony and Vice President Roman Zelinsky. Dykema
provided legal counsel to Atar Capital and Hexagon Capital Alliance served as the financial advisor to
Renew Consulting in the transaction.
About Atar Capital
Atar Capital is a global private investment firm that acquires a wide range of lower middle market
businesses exhibiting opportunities for growth, revitalization and significant value creation. Atar Capital’s
principals have completed more than 80 private equity transactions across North America, Europe and
Atar Capital’s combination of operational expertise, industry knowledge and investment experience
provide a unique edge in creating value and working as a true partner with its portfolio companies. Thefirm assists in activities ranging from growing the business to improving operations and financial
performance, leveraging all available resources and talent within Atar’s leadership team, as well as its
bench of seasoned senior advisors with deep sector and functional expertise. For more information, please
Pathways Health and Community Support, LLC is one of the largest providers of behavioral and mental
health services in the United States. Originally founded in 1997 as Providence Service Corporation,
Pathways’ mission is to improve the lives of people by inspiring personal growth, health and wellness.
The organization offers a full spectrum of social services and behavioral health solutions, including
mental health support, youth and family services, adult services, and prevention services, to clients in
their homes or through telehealth and community-based resources. The company also offers employer-
based programs to help employees manage stress, anxiety and other behavioral health challenges through
Pathways at Work, a series of customized workplace health and well-being seminars, webinars and other
resources for employees.
For more information visit www.pathways.com.
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