December, 2017

Southport, CT

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.

CMM ComNet MA Award

CMM was the exclusive financial advisors to Communication Networks, LLC ("ComNet") which was acquired by Access Control Related Enterprises, LLC ("ACRE"), a portfolio company of the private equity firm LLR Partners in December of 2016. Ramsey Goodrich, Managing Partner 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." Earlier in the year, this transaction won the International Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($50 million to $100 million) at the 9th Annual International M&A Awards.

CMM SavATree MA Award

CMM served as the exclusive financial advisor to SavATree in its sale of a majority interest to an affiliate of the New York-based private equity firm CI Capital Partners that closed in July of 2017. SavATree is a leading provider of tree, shrub and lawn care services headquartered in Bedford Hills, New York. Michael Carter, Managing Partner of CMM, explained, "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."

About 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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