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Food and Beverage

There’s no secret formula for success in the U.S. food and beverage industry. You’re facing complex regulation, pressure to innovate and stay ahead of evolving consumer tastes, and a host of operational challenges from technology infrastructure to finding and retaining talent. Successful companies realize they can’t do it all.

We serve hundreds of organizations across food and commodities production, processing, packaging, wholesale, distribution, logistics, retail, and service. And our service offering is comprehensive, from minimizing tax exposure and bulletproofing your M&A strategy to improving operations and technology effectiveness and managing international growth and expansion.

Whatever your business goals, we’ll provide the key ingredients to help you grow and prosper.

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Our clients say

Plante Moran has provided O&W, Inc. with a number of services over the years. From corporate tax, individual tax, and assurance services to business valuation and acquisitions. As a family-owned business, we greatly appreciate the breadth of services Plante Moran has provided in regards to succession planning and estate planning. We value long-term relationships and welcome the consistent value the firm has provided to three generations of our family. Plante Moran auditors, accountants, and consultants have built a solid relationship with O&W and know not only our business needs and specific issues, but understand our personal wealth management interest and concerns. I would definitely recommend Plante Moran to others because they make you priority number one.

Douglas W. Wanty Vice President, O&W, Inc.

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Buy side due diligence for an expanding food processor
Financial, tax, and IT due diligence leads to a significant reduction in purchase price and aides in strategic growth decisions.
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Our Team

Want to reduce risk and improve business performance? Align your financial practices and business strategies with our audit, tax, and consulting experts. Our dedicated, national team can share insights and solutions based on our experience serving hundreds of clients across the food and beverage continuum. We work with breweries, confectioners, cooperatives, frozen food companies, soft drink bottlers, and processors of vegetables, fruits, juices, dairy, and cheese to name only a few.

You’ll benefit from our deep understanding of industry risks and value drivers as well as our expansive network of private equity groups, lenders, and other top advisory firms. Whether you’re on the path to fast growth or balancing a mature portfolio of brands, we serve as your trusted advisor, sharing our depth of expertise, proactive ideas, and hands-on approach to help you achieve your goals.