Bailey & Company Serves as Exclusive Financial Adviser to Espyr

January 5, 2024 | News
Bailey & Company Serves as Exclusive Financial Adviser to Espyr

Nashville, TN: Bailey & Company is pleased to announce it served as the exclusive financial advisor to Espyr, a leader in workplace mental health and well-being programs, on its acquisition by Acentra Health, a leading provider of clinical services and technology solutions to government healthcare agencies. Acentra Health is a portfolio company of Carlyle.

Founded in 1989, Espyr empowers organizations to go beyond traditional support and offer their people comprehensive well-being solutions to increase engagement, boost productivity, and enhance workplace culture. Its mission is to help organizations and their people reach their potential by providing immediate, customizable behavioral and mental health solutions. Espyr aims to enable its clients to support their members with health coaching, counseling, leadership programs, and more. These services are available in-person or virtually, with the goal of higher engagement, reduced healthcare costs, and happier employees.

Together, the companies will provide solutions that support government agencies and commercial organizations, serving employees, students, and their families. Services include clinical intake and support; work-life services, such as legal, financial, child and elder care support; critical incident debriefings; and counseling services available by appointment, on-demand, in-person, virtually, and by phone and text.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled with the successful transaction orchestrated by the Bailey team. From start to finish, their team demonstrated unparalleled professionalism, expertise, and dedication to guide us to the outcome we envisioned. Bailey has undoubtedly earned my trust, and I highly recommend their services to anyone seeking a reliable and results-driven partner.”

– Rick Taweel, President & CEO, Espyr
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Jeff Bailey

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Steven Harris

Managing Director


Bailey & Company is a Nashville-based merchant banking platform focused on growth and middle market healthcare and insurance businesses. Through the firm’s M&A advisory and principal investing businesses, Bailey supports strong management teams that have built scalable platforms by providing strategic insights, world class advice, and access to one of the most diverse networks of industry experts. Since our founding, our senior bankers have closed over 200 transactions representing more than $17B in value. For more information, contact us today!

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