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Acadia Healthcare, a Waud Capital Partners Investment, Announces Definitive Agreement for the Acquisition of Priory Group

Chicago, IL, January 8, 2016 – Waud Capital Partners is pleased to announce that Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHC), in which Waud Capital Partners retains a significant investment, has signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Priory Group (“Priory”). Priory is a leading provider of behavioral healthcare services in the United Kingdom, operating more than 300 facilities with approximately 7,200 beds. Additional details regarding this transaction are available in the press release issued by Acadia.

Click HERE for the full press release.

About Acadia Healthcare Company
Acadia is a provider of inpatient behavioral healthcare services. Acadia operates a network of 258 behavioral healthcare facilities with more than 9,900 beds in 39 states, the United Kingdom and Puerto Rico. Acadia provides psychiatric and chemical dependency services to its patients in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment centers, outpatient clinics and therapeutic school-based programs.

About Waud Capital Partners
Waud Capital Partners is a Chicago-based private equity investment firm founded in 1993 that partners with exceptional management teams to acquire or create platforms in the U.S. lower middle market through control-oriented growth equity investments, industry consolidation, buyouts or recapitalizations. The firm seeks to invest $50 million to $100 million (including follow-on investments) of total equity in each platform company and employs a disciplined three-phase investment strategy with staged investments designed to generate superior risk-adjusted returns. WCP targets services businesses in large, growing, fragmented markets within two industries: healthcare services and business and technology services. Typically, the initial platform companies in which WCP invests have enterprise values between $50 million and $250 million. The firm has successfully completed more than 180 investments since its founding.

For additional information on WCP, visit the firm's website at www.waudcapital.com.

For Further Information:
Philip S. Kemp, Jr., Principal - Investor Relations
(312) 676-8435
pkemp@waudcapital.com

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