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William G. Beattie


Bill Beattie is a Director of Keiter Advisors.  Over the past 18 years Bill has assisted the owners of over 100 foodservice distribution companies across 30 states on a wide range of initiatives. He has extensive experience with family owned and closely held businesses and works only in the foodservice distribution industry.

In mergers and acquisitions, Bill has represented both buyers and sellers. He works with their accounting and law firms to coordinate all aspects of the transaction including valuation, due diligence, the negotiation and agreement structure process and consistently achieves favorable results for his clients. He has closed twenty foodservice distribution and meat company transactions in the past five years.  During this period, Bill has developed positive working relationships with active acquirers across the country.

Bill has presented in numerous industry forums, including national meetings for IFDA and the Pocahontas and All Kitchens owners groups.  He has contributed to the ID Report and has authored numerous other articles including “Realizing the Value of Your Business”, “Raising the Bar on Customer Profitability” and “The 3–1–1 Planning Approach”.

His foodservice distribution expertise is backed by three decades of management and operations experience.   He has worked across a range of industries guiding organizations in developing and sustaining profitable growth and successfully managing change.  He has a proven track record as a business owner, senior executive in both public- and privately-held companies and in redirecting underperforming operations and executing targeted growth strategies.

Industry Areas of Focus

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Company Valuations
  • Family/Shareholder Ownership Transfer
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Financial Review and Analysis