Anant Patel

Global Transaction Advisory Services Leader

About Anant Patel

Anant is HLB’s Global Transaction Advisory Services Leaders and a partner with over 25 years of public accounting experience. He has been an active member of HLB since 1995.

He advises clients on 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 US$20 million to US$350 million.

He provides audit and accounting, tax and general business consulting services. His industry experience includes closely held companies in food and beverage, entertainment, media and technology, manufacturing, wholesale/distribution, consumer products and real estate. Many of Anant’s clients are owned by Private Equity Groups, VCs and institutional investors.

In his experience, Anant worked at a national accounting firm and owned and managed a number of family-owned retail businesses.

He also currently serves on the board of directors as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Step Up on Second, a non-profit organisation. He will be the chairman of the board starting next year.

Areas of expertise

Mergers & Acquisitions

Due Diligence

Private Equity


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Qualifications and memberships

Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA)

Graduated, with honors, from the University of Leeds, England, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting

Member of the California Society of CPAs and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

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