Bison Capital Partners V, LP Announces Investment In Apex Innovative Sciences, Inc.

Marlton, NJ and Garden Grove, CA (October 2, 2019). Bison Capital Partners V, LP (“Bison Capital”) has announced its investment in Apex Innovative Sciences, Inc. (“Apex” or the “Company”), the industry leading independent operator of clinical trial sites focused on complex clinical trial studies for central nervous system indications (“c-n-s”). Apex was formed in conjunction with the investment and the merger
of CNS Network (“CNS”) and Hassman Research Institute (“HRI”), complemented by the acquisition of Clinical Trial Centers Alliance (the “Alliance”), a leading coordinator of clinical trial site studies for sponsors and clinical research organizations. The combination maintains decades of expertise in conducting Phase I-IV clinical trials for pharmaceutical and biotechnology sponsors in c-n-s and a wide variety of other therapeutic areas including neurology, psychiatry, addiction, Asian bridging, pain, and general medicine. The Company also operates Ocean View Psychiatric Hospital, a 36-bed JCAHO-accredited and Medicarecredentialed acute psychiatric hospital facility located in Long Beach, CA.

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About Apex

Apex’s research experts, clinical and regulatory professionals, and participant network coordinators are led by industry veterans Dr. David Walling, Dr. Howard Hassman, and Dr. Larry Ereshefsky. The combination enables CNS and HRI to coordinate best practices in research and clinical quality, compliance, and participant coordination while benefiting from bi-coastal operations with expanded access to and
coordination of highest quality enrollment. The Company’s behavioral health treatment facility division is led by industry veteran Jack Stephens.


Bison Capital is a Los Angeles and New York based private equity firm that makes growth capital investments in middle‐market companies, public or private, for expansion, acquisitions, and balance sheet recapitalizations. The firm’s primary investment focus is partnering with entrepreneurs and management teams seeking capital to grow their businesses.