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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Two CMM Transactions Named Finalist for Deal of the Year Awards

December, 2017

Carter Morse & Mathias is proud to announce that two of its transactions have been named a Finalist in multiple categories for the prestigious Deal of the Year awards at the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards ceremony.The sale of Communication Networks, LLC ("ComNet") to Access Control Related Enterprises, LLC ("ACRE"), a portfolio company of LLR Partners a private equity firm was named as a Finalist in the Information Technology Deal of the Year award, while the sale of a majority interest of SavATree to CI Capital Partners, a NYC based private equity firm, was named as a Finalists in Consumer Discretionary Deal of the Year category.

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CMM Celebrates 30 years

October 2017

We would like to sincerely thank the hundreds of clients, referral sources and trusted advisers with whom we have worked to help owners of private businesses maximize shareholder value through their 'once in a lifetime' transactions.

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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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