About Bill Garcia

Bill Garcia, CBICertified Business Intermediary - International Business Brokers Association

Managing Partner

eFax: (916) 290-0160
DRE # 00426763

Professional Affiliations:
International Business Brokers Association (IBBA)
California Association of Business Brokers (CABB)

Bill Garcia is the Managing Partner of the Sacramento office of M&A Business Advisors, a full-service Business Brokerage and M&A Advisory Firm in the Western US.

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

See what Bill’s clients are saying about him:


“Bill Garcia has been a pleasure to work with and consummate professional throughout this process”

Bill McAnally,
BMR Racing
8 Time NASCAR champion Team Owner


“Yesterday I picked up from escrow the largest check I have ever held in my hands! It as the result of the fantastic job you did on the sale of my business. Not only was the amount more than I expected, but you did it all within 6 months.

That kind of performance doesn’t just happen. It was the result of your exceptional skill and professionalism. Choosing you to handle the sale of my business, was one of the wisest business decisions I have ever made.”

Thanks again,
Bob Jerauld
Ex-President, J.E.I Inc.


“If you are like me, you like to hear some feedback after you refer folks to your friends.  In that spirit, I want you to know about our experience with Bill Garcia and Katrina Loftin-Winkel in helping us sell our business.  In a word, they were fantastic.  Absolutely exceeded expectations in every possible way.

We heard it takes a year to sell a business.  Bill and Katrina produced an offer in one week and a back-up offer a day later.

We were told by our franchisor that our business was worth far less than our asking price.  Bill and Katrina produced a full price offer.

Others told us that we would need to carry back financing for the buyers.  Bill and Katrine got us an all-cash, up-front deal.

We were worried that our troublesome franchisor might screw up the deal.  Bill and Katrina were able to handle every roadblock that the franchisor threw at us.  They even handled the bulk sale so that the County’s tax impounds were released smoothly.

In this age of evaporating customer service, it is an absolute joy to work with people who not only meet, but actually exceed, expectations.  Thank you for referring Bill and Katrina to help us sell our business.  Based on our experience, you can refer them to others with 100% confidence.”

Best Regards,
Jeff Hastings
President / CEO
ARCpoint Labs Sacramento, CA

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