C. Patrick Harkins, CPA , MBA & CBI

(770) 649-7666

Merger & Acquisition Firm with Seasoned Execs serving the Southeast


Indicates membership in The Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB).

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Patrick Harkins, the CEO of Anchor Business Advisors, has had substantial experience as a consultant and auditor with a large national CPA firm. After 5 years of progressive experience, he became a Vice President & CFO with a manufacturing client and directed a leveraged buyout of the shareholder group. After successfully implementing the strategic plan and stabilizing cash flow, Pat Harkins was elevated to the Board of Directors and given additional operating responsibilities. After seven years with this company, he was recruited by a national search firm to assume the role of Sr. Vice President & CFO of a large electronics and software company. In this position, he directed the merger activity of the firm and helped consolidate several previous acquisitions. He served as the Chairman of the Senior Management Committee and had profit and loss responsibility for the most profitable division. Over ten years ago, Pat Harkins with over 25 years experience in the Merger & Acquisition field, started his own firm to meet the needs of the middle market entrepreneur.

Pat Harkins has served as the President of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) for two terms in 2004 & 2005. In years ending December 31, 2006 & 2007, he served the Organization as Past President and voting member of the Board of Directors. He has been designated a "Top Producer in Georgia" in 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2003 by the GABB. For years ending December 31, 2004 & 2005, Patrick Harkins was awarded the most prestigious GABB Award, "Agent of the Year" given annually to the Top Producer in the state.

Sale or Divestiture of Business Interests through an asset or stock sale. Determination of Co. Value in collaboration with independent appraisers. Consulting Services including strategic planning, corporate reorganization, debt restructuring, cash forecasting and profit maximization programs. Targeted searches for buyers utilizing predefined parameters.

Experienced CPA with an MBA in Finance that served as a Chief Financial Officer for 3 companies spanning over 20 years. Started Anchor Business Advisors in 1997 to help business owners sell their business and extract the greatest value while doing this process confidentially. I take pride in structuring a deal in a tax effective manner that permits an individual to retain the greatest possible proceeds after the sale has been consummated. I have been a Guest Lecturer at the University of Georgia's Graduate School of Business in buying and selling a business.

Areas Served

  • Fulton County, GA
  • Cobb County, GA
  • Gwinnett County, GA
  • Cherokee County, GA
  • Forsyth County, GA


  • International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) The Premier Global Association of Business Brokers. The Georgia Association of Business Brokers The State's Esteemed Organization of Business Brokers. American Institute of Certified Public Accountants The Prestigious Worldwide Association for Certified Public Accountants. M & A Source North America's Largest Organization of Middle Market Intermediaries. Merger Network The Oldest and Largest Online Community for Dealmakers. Business Evaluation Systems Serve as a local representative for this premier independent appraisal firm that has performed over 8,000 appraisals of privately held businesses.

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