Kevin Fiala

Kevin Fiala

Strategic Advisor

Kevin Fiala is the founder and managing director of Bywater Corporate Development Services, LLC, an M&A advisory firm focused on the middle market. As alliance partners, Bywater and Carter Morse & Mathias share resources and industry expertise, and collaborate on projects as appropriate. Bywater and Carter Morse & Mathias have worked together since 2001.

Kevin has more than 20 years of M&A, management consulting, and operating experience. Although he has worked in numerous industries, Kevin has particular experience in chemical and allied products, oil & gas, aerospace, packaging, and healthcare services. Prior to Bywater, Kevin was vice president of an international M&A and management consulting firm and an engagement manager at an international market research and consulting firm. Before entering the consulting industry, Kevin held several planning, marketing, and operations positions within Amerada Hess Corporation, a large integrated oil concern.

Kevin earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Union College and an MBA in Finance from the Graduate Management Institute at Union College. He also attended the Investment Banking Program at the New York University (NYU) School of Continuing Education.

Kevin is Founder of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Connecticut Chapter and is a founding board member of ACG New Jersey Chapter. He is also a board member of the Connecticut Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and has sat on the advisory boards of several private companies. Kevin has authored various articles about M&A.

 

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CMM's 2017 Mid-Year Review

August 2017

We are happy to highlight some of our notable achievements during the first six months of 2017 and share with you a few updates at Carter Morse & Mathias.  We continue to see strong activity and valuations in the middle market, driven by dynamic private equity markets, readily available credit markets, ample cash from strategic buyers and a surging public stock market. It continues to be a 'sellers' market' with robust valuations and more flexible terms. Although we don't see any immediate material risks to this frothy market, we are confident that it cannot last much longer. If you are contemplating a transaction in the next few years, we encourage you to consider it sooner rather than later.

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The Buyer’s Advantage - How Business Owners Can Level the Playing Field

July 2017

You’ve built a great company. Your determination and perseverance have earned you happy customers, loyal employees, and even the support of your bank. The top line continues to grow nicely and the bottom line is well into the black. From product development to customer service, you and your team have demonstrated impressive business skills.  But when it’s time for that once-in-a-lifetime event, the sale of your business, you will face an experienced private equity firm or strategic corporate buyer for whom this is just another transaction. The playing field is not level.

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CMM Advises SavATree on Strategic Investment

July 2017

Carter Morse & Mathias ("CMM") is pleased to announce that it served as the exclusive financial advisor to SavATree in its sale of a majority interest to an affiliate of the New York-based private equity firm CI Capital Partners. SavATree is a leading provider of tree, shrub and lawn care services headquartered in Bedford Hills, New York. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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