This article was first featured in Behavioral Healthcare Executive

Walden Behavioral Care, LLC, has acquired the Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders (ACE) of Dunwoody, Georgia, expanding its portfolio outside of the New England area.

Founded in 1993, ACE is CARF-accredited and provides eating disorder treatment at the partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and aftercare program levels at its Alpharetta, Decatur and Dunwoody locations. Programs include care for adolescents and adults impacted by anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and other specific feeding or eating disorders. All ACE clinical and administrative staff will remain with the organization.

With the acquisition, Walden will now have 14 locations across Massachusetts, Connecticut and Georgia, including two inpatient units, one residential facility and 11 ambulatory clinics. The Braff Group originated the transaction and served as the exclusive mergers and acquisitions advisor to ACE