GHJ Partner Appointed HLB Global Leader – Network Capabilities

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 17, 2023) – GHJ, a national advisory and accounting firm, is proud to announce the appointment of GHJ Partner and Advisory Services Practice Leader Anant Patel to Global Leader – Network Capabilities for HLB, the international accounting network GHJ is a member of. One of the world’s leading accountancy networks, HLB International provides consulting and professional services in over 157 countries through nearly 800 offices worldwide.

“I am excited to work alongside HLB’s member firms to help their people deliver an exceptional client experience,” Anant said. “I believe that lasting relationships are built when each person takes a proactive approach to work together, and I am happy to continue developing deep relationships with my HLB colleagues.”

In his new role, Anant will work closely with HLB’s Global Capabilities Committee and Executive Office to assess key areas of business to identify, implement and develop commercial best practices across the global network’s operational framework. He will leverage his knowledge and experience to ensure the smooth coordination of multinational proposals and work closely with the Executive Office’s Project Management Team.

“When we leverage the power of our global network, we can accomplish so much,” Anant continued. “By facilitating collaboration between industry and service groups, we can enhance HLB’s global capabilities and better serve clients around the world.”

Anant currently serves as Global Chair of HLB’s Transaction Advisory Services Team. Prior to joining GHJ in 2000, Anant worked at an accounting firm that was a member of HLB and located in England.


Anant leads GHJ’s Advisory Services Practice and Transaction Advisory Services Practice and is a member of GHJ’s Executive Committee. He advises in the area of mergers and acquisitions and provides financial due diligence consulting such as quality of earnings, working capital analysis, EBITDA analysis and projections and deal structuring. Anant has assisted on deals ranging from $20 million to $1.2 billion and is a Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA).

Due to his impact on the community and accounting industry, Anant was recognized as a 2018-2021 “Most Influential Private Equity Investors and Advisors,” a 2018-2021 “Most Influential Minority CPA” and multiple times as a “Top 40 in 40s” by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Additionally, in 2021 and 2022, Anant was featured as a visionary honoree in the Los Angeles Times B2B Publishing Banking and Finance Magazine.

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 22 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).