Wholesale Distribution

Propel Business Success

Emerging technology, changing geopolitical scenarios, labor shortage and talent pipeline challenges, and a rise in consolidation transactions present new challenges and opportunities to wholesale distribution businesses.

Navigating these evolving elements successfully while keeping pace in a fast-moving industry requires strategic thinking and thoughtful planning.

Explore how our industry-specific services can help you stay ahead of change, seize emerging opportunities, and create a future-ready organization.

Conquer Industry Challenges

Discover how our wide range of business solutions can help you plan for what’s next.

Streamline and Enhance Operations

Wholesale distribution businesses need to find ways to drive value for their customers among shifting economic factors. Tapping into your business’s data can help inform your strategy and fine tune your processes—providing foundations to help drive value, save costs and stay ahead of market changes and other impacts.

Implementing systems that allow your business to operate in integrated, collaborative ways can provide access to illuminating data that can help you make more informed decisions and boost operational efficiencies and reliability.

Leverage the power of IT software solutions to transform your company into a data-driven organization with our Enterprise System ConsultingIT Development & IntegrationImplementation Services, and more.

Prioritize Transition Planning

Whether you’re a business owner nearing retirement or simply ready to sell your company, stepping away from the entity you’ve built or devoted significant time to can be a complex process—one that should commence years ahead of the actual turnover.

From identifying a buyer to preparing for the hand-off to determining your legacy plan, gaining a holistic view of the transition journey can align transition outcomes with your personal financial goals and give your next chapter a solid foundation.

Envision your next business and life chapter with our Succession Planning Consulting,  Individual Financial PlanningOrganizational Planning Services, , and more.

Execute Deals Confidently

Business mergers, consolidations, and outright purchases are becoming a common aspect of the wholesale distribution ecosystem, especially as private equity becomes a larger presence in the sector. Understanding how to make your company attractive to potential buyers is key to worthwhile opportunities.

Build a solid foundation for your transaction process with guidance customized to the specific risks, methods, and industry landscape of your event—proactively addressing tax compliance, accounting, recordkeeping, cybersecurity and other areas fraught with pitfalls that can completely derail the sale. Gaining a detailed overview of the process and learning how to approach a transaction—be it to a strategic buyer or a private equity company—can help keep you open to opportunities.

Set your business up for a successful transaction with our Transactions Services, Quality of Earnings, Merger Management Services, and more.

Boost Cash Flow

Pursuing innovation, transforming your processes, or recovering from setbacks can come with considerable price tags. Fortunately, tax credits and incentives that reward research and development, automation, and clean energy initiatives  can help alleviate those costs.

After building, remodeling, expanding, modifying, or purchasing a facility, cost segregation studies and an evaluation of your company’s eco-friendly practices can also help mitigate your federal and state tax obligations.

Discover how you can put money back into your business by pursuing tax credit, incentives, and deduction opportunities with our R&D Tax CreditsCost Segregation, and more.

Protect Data and Assets

Cyberattacks are on the rise. Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, and the growing interconnectedness of the business landscape create cyberattack opportunities that cause costly damage to business’s operations, finances, and client relationships.

Proactively preparing for cyber-risks is far preferable to repairing the damage a breach can wreak. Test your current systems, or implement new ones, to help evaluate your safety levels and identify controls you need for further preventive measures.

Identify and implement changes to help protect your business’s data and other sensitive digital assets with our Cybersecurity Services.

Address Geographic Impacts

Where your business operates has huge implications both domestically and internationally. From tax compliance to financial reporting to tax structure, location can significantly impact your bottom line and provide resiliency.

For companies exploring or pursuing onshore and nearshore moves as geopolitical climates shift and opportunities to leverage manufacturing-specific funding and tax incentives become available insight into country-specific tax laws and real estate intricacies is key to inform decision-making and strategic planning. 

Stay up-to-date with local, state and global tax forms, deadlines, and filing requirements that can overwhelm your business with our International TaxTax Structuring Services, and more.

Who We Serve

Businesses from across the industry look to our professionals for guidance, including wholesalers and distributors of:

  • Motor vehicle parts and supplies
  • Furniture and home furnishings
  • Building and construction materials
  • Professional and commercial equipment and supplies
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Electronic equipment, parts, and supplies
  • Hardware, plumbing, HVAC equipment and supplies
  • Industrial machinery, equipment, and supplies,
  • Sporting and recreational goods

Extensive Industry Experience

More than 160 professionals in manufacturing & consumer products
More than 160 professionals in manufacturing & consumer products
More than 1,500 clients in manufacturing & consumer products
More than 1,500 clients in manufacturing & consumer products
More than 300 private equity firm clients from emerging funds to $10 billion+ under management
More than 300 private equity firm clients from emerging funds to $10 billion+ under management

Deeply immersed in the manufacturing and consumer goods sector, our professionals have extensive knowledge of the nuanced operations of distribution businesses. Our collaborative approach takes the time to understand the specifics of your business needs and strategically develop unique solutions contextualized among greater industry trends and activity.

Our one-firm approach allows your organization to tap into the full resources of our firm, integrating guidance and solutions across integral support areas including finance, tax, and audit concerns, as well as cybersecurity and transaction consulting services.

As the largest accounting, consulting, and wealth management firm headquartered in the West, our professionals are rooted in regions where manufacturing and consumer goods companies innovate, operate, and thrive—while also serving clients nationwide.

Through our membership in the Praxity® Alliance, our reach spans more than 100 countries and territories—providing crucial support for businesses operating around the world.

This alliance provides access to local markets and more than 51,000 professionals with on-the-ground knowledge and language capabilities in each location.


National Practice Leader