September, 2017

Southport, CT

The M&A Advisor is pleased to announce that Carter Morse & Mathias has been named as a finalist for two Deal of the Year awards the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. 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.

Both ComNet and SavATree have been selected from more than 250 nominees in the first stage of evaluation and the independent panel of judges will now focus their attention on selecting the ultimate award winners.

The winners will be announced at the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala on November 13th at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. The Gala will bring together the industry’s leaders, for a summit and celebration of the Finalists and Winners. The ceremony will also honor 2017 Lifetime Achievement and Leadership Award Winners with their induction into the M&A Advisor Hall of Fame.

“Since the inception of the M&A Advisor Awards in 2002, we have been recognizing the leading dealmakers, firms and transactions. And each year we celebrate the creativity, perseverance and ingenuity of our industry’s professionals”, said David Fergusson, President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of The M&A Advisor. “While our industry has undergone significant transformation since our first awards were presented 15 years ago, we are convinced, more than ever before, that M&A is a driving force of the economy. It is truly an honor for our firm to be able to recognize the contribution that the 2017 award finalists have made.”

Ramsey Goodrich, Managing Director of CMM, explained "It is especially gratifying to represent an industry leader with a proven management team in a synergistic transaction which creates a global powerhouse in the physical security, surveillance and intelligent transportation systems industries. We wish ComNet's team continued success with this new partnership with ACRE and LLR."

Michael Carter, Managing Director of CMM, explained, "We are very proud of working with Daniel and his management team to close this transaction. SavATree has built an impressive company that will continue to grow both organically and through acquisitions. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with both CI Capital and SavATree management and we wish the team continued success."

For a detailed list of the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Award Finalists CLICK HERE.

For a list of the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards participating companies CLICK HERE.

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Carter Morse & Mathias

Founded in 1987, Carter Morse & Mathias is a boutique investment bank specializing in advising privately held middle market companies. CMM provides a full range of investment banking services: business sales and divestitures, equity and debt capital raises, acquisition services, and pre-transaction and strategic advisory services. Time and time again, our strategic guidance and seamless transaction execution has proven crucial for clients, many of whom we represent in their once-in-a-lifetime transaction. For 30 years, CMM's combination of hands-on Managing Director involvement and extensive network of domestic and international resources has enabled us to help hundreds of business owners plan, execute, and close transactions that maximize shareholder value.

CMM's Broker/Dealer affiliate, Carter Capital Corporation, is a FINRA member firm registered with the SEC and SIPC. CMM is also a charter member of AICA, an international network of M&A professionals in over 20 countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.


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