FRANKLIN, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$ACHC–Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHC) (the “Company” or “Acadia”) today provides an update on the sale process for the U.K. business. The Company previously suspended the sale process due to the market dynamics related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Debbie Osteen, Chief Executive Officer of Acadia Healthcare, remarked, “We have notified potential buyers that we will shortly relaunch the formal process regarding the sale of our U.K. business. Our objective continues to be maximizing value for our stockholders. As we continue to work with our financial and legal advisors, we will update the market on the sales process when and as we determine it is appropriate.”
Acadia is a leading provider of behavioral healthcare services. As of June 30, 2020, Acadia operated a network of 589 behavioral healthcare facilities with approximately 18,200 beds in 40 states, the United Kingdom and Puerto Rico. Acadia provides behavioral healthcare services to its patients in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, specialty treatment facilities, residential treatment centers and outpatient clinics.
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Director, Investor Relations