GHJ Expands Transaction Advisory Services Practice

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 26, 2024) – GHJ, a national advisory and accounting firm, is excited to welcome Patrick Duynstee as a new Principal in its Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) Practice. Patrick brings over two decades of experience in financial and strategic guidance on global mergers and acquisitions.

Patrick primarily works with middle-market private equity firms and their portfolio companies and has also provided financial and strategic advice on global transactions for multinational corporations and financial investors in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He specializes in buy and sell-side quality of earnings and financial diligence. Patrick has worked on transactions ranging broadly in enterprise value, between $10 million to $1.2 billion range, with the majority between $50 and $750 million. Prior to joining GHJ, Patrick served as the Deals Director for a Big Four Accounting Firm.

“We are thrilled to welcome Patrick Duynstee to GHJ. His extensive global experience and innovative approach to transaction advisory make him an invaluable asset to our team,” said GHJ Advisory Practice Leader Anant Patel. “Patrick’s leadership qualities and deep industry knowledge will undoubtedly enhance our capabilities and help us continue to deliver exceptional service to our clients.”

Patrick has significant experience across various sectors, including industrial products and construction, consumer products and retail, business services, technology, entertainment, media, telecom, healthcare, oil and gas and utilities. His broad sector experience and strategic insights will be crucial in helping clients execute successful transactions.

Patrick’s perspective will bolster GHJ’s TAS Practice, which represents both buyers and sellers in the middle-market sector. Patrick's unique perspective will enhance the firm's service offerings in the transaction advisory space and his strategic insights will be crucial in helping clients execute successful transactions.

About GHJ

GHJ is a national advisory and accounting firm with employees in nearly 30 states and clients around the world. Our team of experts meet clients where they are and provide personalized service for nonprofit, food and beverage, entertainment and media and health and wellness companies. Ranked as a Top-100 Firm, 7th Fastest-Growing Firm, Top Regional Leader in the West and Best Firm to Work For by Accounting Today, GHJ is passionate about helping clients and its people #BeMore by focusing on building thriving businesses and creating a better future.

Through its affiliation with HLB International, a global network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers, GHJ is able to partner with other top firms around the world. GHJ’s audit, tax and advisory teams leverage the HLB network to partner with its clients and give clients access to member firms in over 157 countries across the globe. GHJ has 20 partners and more than 200 staff members, who serve thousands of clients. The Firm is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC), the California Society of CPAs and the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofit).