Bill Garcia, CBI

Broker License # DRE License # 00426763/ 02056712

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Katrina Loftin, CBI M&AMI

M&A Business Advisors

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Bill Garcia, A Certified Business Intermediary is a Managing Partner of M&A Business Advisors, a full-service Business Brokerage and M&A Advisory Firm in the Western US. Bill has 22 years of representing Sellers and Buyers in the CONFIDENTIAL sale of privately owned Businesses in a wide range of industries including Manufacturing, Distribution, Service, transportation, Health Care, E-Commerce, Construction, Automotive as well as other niche industries with revenues between $1M – $20M. As a Managing Director of a previous firm, Bill supervised over 500 transactions and personally completed the sale of over 100 transactions working with companies nationally as well as internationally.

A successful deal process requires the creation of numerous presentations, including deal teasers, confidential business reviews (CBR – deal books) and strategic searches. Bill’s creative experience allows him to present materials that professionally describes the business while also driving the key points home, all to generate the greatest interest from prospective buyers.

Bill’s experience gives him the ability to understand your business in order to find the ideal buyer, while analyzing the psychology of all the players involved which leads to a successful transaction for all parties involved. Bill has a proven track record and the expertise that is needed to manage the entire process in a safe and confidential way. Please contact Bill for a complementary consultation at (916) 203- 3395 or


Upon completion of active-duty with the US Army, Bill continued his education at Cal State Hayward and was licensed as a real estate broker in 1974. Bill’s initial entrepreneurial venture was the creation of Paradise Marine Exports on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. The company imported and exported saltwater tropical fish. Following a merger in 1976 with Guaranteed Hawaiian Fish, Bill led the company to become the largest shipper of tropical fish in the Hawaiian Islands. After spending years as a commercial diver, Bill and his wife Jill relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area. Bill spent two years working with an industrial engineering company, learning to develop and install Short-Interval Scheduling systems for large manufacturing and distribution companies throughout the US. The experience gave him the ability to quickly analyze a company’s strengths and weakness.

In 1983, Bill and a long-time friend and business associate, opened Pacific Canvas Shops, Inc. in Alameda, California. Their company manufactured stainless steel frames, canvas products, and accessories for the thriving Bay Area marine market including ski boats, yachts, Coast Guard Cutters, and the USS Carl Vinson Aircraft Carrier. Known for their high quality and custom designs they were tapped as the company to support the San Francisco Yacht Club’s entry in the 1987 America’s Cup Race. With the race win, the team, under Captain Dennis Conner, brought the cup back to the US. Expansion followed when Bill and his partner acquired an existing auto business in San Rafael. Adding the auto division, which refurbished auto interiors and auto glass with the focus being high quality Mercedes and Porsche restorations.

Besides being a commercial scuba diver for 10 years Bill has a private pilots license with over 1,000 hours as Pilot in Command, he also played 3 years on the Pepsi Golf Tour. All of this practical knowledge built the base that led him to Business Brokerage. In 1995 he joined a large Business Brokerage firm of 150 associates and was awarded Rookie of the year. He remained a top producer and in 1998 was awarded Top Producing Agent of the year and has been a top producer virtually every year since. Bill’s success was not built on a long academic background rather the practical knowledge that he brought to his clients and the ability to work with people under what can be complex and stressful situations.

Bill has managed Business Brokerage offices with up to 18 full time sales associates and taken the responsibilities of assisting those associates in managing not only the deal structures and financing of the transactions but the extensive compliance issues that are used to protect his clients from litigation. Bill has done valuations for SBA Lenders in the greater Sacramento area and has a large team in his professional network of the top lenders, CPA’s, attorneys and escrow officers that are seasoned and tested professionals that provide excellent services to his client base.

Bill has a long history of working with transaction deal structure to help maximize the liquidity event for his Sellers. His intimate knowledge, having dealt with hundreds of companies also can benefit the buyer in identifying the weaknesses and strengths in specific industries having dealt with most types of businesses. His financial expertise in the analysis of financial statements and operating reports help his Sellers in maximizing their business value prior to going to market. Bill focuses on helping develop an exit strategy and assisting his clients in deciding if this is the right time to sell. It’s his extensive transaction experience and negotiating skills that have led to his result-oriented style. Please contact Bill for a complementary consultation at (916) 203- 3395 or

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