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.


Featured Transactions

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  • NACPS Tombstone - Website
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  • BP-IPG Tombstone for Website 
  • Tantor Tombstone - Web Site
  • MA Magazine Award - 2014 Tombstone v2
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  • Spire DLX Tombstone


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Press Releases

Excent Corporation has been acquired by Frontline Education

September 2016

Carter Morse & Mathias ("CMM") is pleased to announce that Excent Corporation, a provider of data management software solutions designed for special education and student intervention management, has been acquired by Frontline Education, the nation’s leading education software company backed by Insight Venture Partners ("Frontline").

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Carter Morse & Mathias Announced as Finalist For the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards

August 2016

The M&A Advisor is pleased to announce finalists of the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. The Acquisition of Really Good Stuff by Excelligence, backed by Brentwood Associates was named a finalist in the Consumer Discretionary, Corporate & Strategic Acquisition & M&A Deal of the Year categories.

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2016 Mid Year Review

July 2016

We would like to share with you a few updates at Carter Morse & Mathias, and celebrate some of our notable achievements for the first six months of 2016. It has been a strong first half for CMM, as measured by the number of closed transactions, the valuations achieved for our clients, the recognitions we have received and our continued involvement in our communities.

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