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 Wins M&A Advisor International Deal of the Year 2017

June 2017

CMM Wins Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($50 million to $100 million) at the 9th Annual International M&A Awards for representing Communication Networks, LLC ("ComNet") which was acquired by Access Control Related Enterprises, LLC ("ACRE"), a portfolio company of the private equity firm LLR Partners. ComNet offers a broad line of fiber optic, copper and wireless video and data transmission equipment that is designed to meet the needs of security and surveillance in the intelligent transportation systems, utility and industrial markets.

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etouches acquired by HGGC

May 2017

Carter Morse & Mathias ("CMM") is pleased to announce that etouches, Inc. ("etouches"), headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, was acquired by the private equity firm HGGC, headquartered in Palo Alto, California. Carter Morse & Mathias, based in Southport, CT served as etouches's financial advisor for the transaction, which closed on May 9, 2017.

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CMM Announces New Advisory Service for Business Owners

May 2017

Carter Morse & Mathias (CMM) is pleased to announce its new Maximizing Shareholder Value advisory service, offering business owners actionable recommendations and ongoing guidance to increase the value of their business. "For 30 years, CMM has played an important role by helping hundreds of business owners maximize value, but only at the time of a sale. Now, we are delivering this same expertise to companies that are not yet for sale", says Andrew Bangser, Managing Director of CMM. "A plan to build value is best started years ahead of a transaction - when there is still time to effect change."

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