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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Press Releases

Leggett & Platt acquires Pegasus Manufacturing

March 2016

Carter Morse & Mathias ("CMM") is pleased to announce that Pegasus Manufacturing, Inc. ("Pegasus"), headquartered in Middletown, CT, was acquired by Leggett & Platt Incorporated ("L&P"), headquartered in Carthage, Missouri. Carter Morse & Mathias served as Leggett & Platt's exclusive financial advisor for the transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Excelligence acquires Really Good Stuff

February 2016

Carter Morse & Mathias ("CMM") is pleased to announce that Really Good Stuff, headquartered in Monroe, CT, was acquired by Excelligence Learning Corporation ("Excelligence"), headquartered in Monterey, CA and backed by the private equity firm Brentwood Associates. Carter Morse & Mathias served as Really Good Stuff's exclusive financial advisor for the transaction.

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Year in Review - 2015

January 2016

We are happy to share with you a few updates from Carter Morse & Mathias, and celebrate some of our notable achievements during 2015. It has been another signature year for CMM, as measured by the number of closed transactions, the valuations achieved for our clients, the strength of our pipeline, and the awards and recognitions we have recevied.

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