Cornelius J. (C. J.) Harris

(919) 841-5670

Mergers & Acquisitions Master Intermediary serving North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia

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C.J. Harris and Company, LLC

Exit Strategies C.J. Harris and Company, LLC brings an integrated approach to representing the sale of a client's closely held company. The firm's expertise in mergers, acquisitions, and general business brokerage, combined with its preeminence in research and market making provides clients with a broad range of resources. Exit Strategy is the means in which investors or business owners are compensated for their initial investment. Often this is referred to as a liquidity event. Exit strategy can take many forms, such as the ones listed below: 1.Organized Market Sale 2.Succession/Next Generation Passing 3.Other/Special Situations C.J. Harris and Company, LLC's direct access to the latest information on mergers, acquisitions, and general business brokerage makes the firm uniquely qualified to act as financial advisors in the above matters

Cornelius J. "C.J." Harris - President, Managing Director

•Certified Business Intermediary (CBI)
•Mergers & Acquisitions Master Intermediary (M&AMI)
•Charter member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA)
•Long standing member of the M&A Source
•BSBA from UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business

Cornelius J. (C.J.) Harris, CBI, M&AMI is the president and managing director of C.J. Harris and Company, LLC. C.J. Harris' leadership of the firm is based on over 45 years of business experience including sales, retail management, manpower development, commercial banking, management consulting, and private investment banking.

C.J. Harris is a charter member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and the Carolinas-Virginia Business Brokers Association (CVBBA). He is a long standing member of the M&A Source, an internationally recognized association of merger and acquisition practitioners. He is also a member of the Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA).

He was the first in North Carolina to meet and exceed the requirements to be designated a Certified Business Intermediary by the IBBA. In 1999, he received the Fellow of the IBBA designation. In 2002, he and twelve other candidates were the first candidates to earn the M&A Source designation of Merger and Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI). As a charter member of the IBBA, C.J. Harris served on the initial Standards of Practice, Bylaws and Code of Ethics Committee. Additionally, he has served on the IBBA International Committee and on the M&A Source's M&AMI Credentials Committee and Marketing Committee. As a charter member of the CVBBA, he was elected as a three-year member to the Board of Directors, serving as chairman of the Bylaws and Code of Ethics Committee.

C.J. Harris served many years as an advisory member of te Advisory Board of the North Carolina Small Business Technology Development Center, first as an advisory board member of the Easter Region, then as chairman, and as a state-wide advisory board member.

At the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, C.J. Harris earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He has kept abreast of the changing concepts, technology, markets, and professional practice by continuing his education in graduate studies at East Carolina University, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, and Rutgers University and intra-company and associational continuing education programs. C.J. Harris has taught community college evening courses in accounting, economics, finance, and real estate. He served a number of years as a lecturer at The Annual Conference on Entrepreneurship, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.

In addition to his administrative role as president and managing director of C.J. Harris and Company, LLC. C.J. Harris actively participates in business brokerage, mergers and acquisitions, business planning, capital planning and placement, business evaluations, and continuing education projects. C.J. Harris has served our clients as a business valuation expert witness in judicial cases. He has conducted seminars and workshops on business planning, business valuation, profitably selling a business, and succession management.

(919) 841-5670

8356 Six Forks Road, Suite 102
Raleigh, NC 27615

(919) 841-5633

Areas Served

  • Wake County, NC
  • Pitt County, NC
  • Mecklenburg County, NC
  • Sumter County, SC
  • Petersburg City County, VA

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  • CBI, M&AMI, Fellow of the IBBA

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