According to reports in the US, KPMG is now actively looking at the embattled Big Five auditor, but is thought to be more interested in only acquiring Andersen’s European practices.
A spokesman for KPMG declined to comment on the talks but said: ‘Things are being kept under review.’
The move follows the news that both Deloitte & Touche and Ernst & Young were in discussions with Andersen, which could soon face criminal charges for obstruction of justice.
Of the Big Five, only PricewaterhouseCoopers currently remains uninvolved with merger talks.
Harrison Beale & Owen will (HB&O) have a new chairman and managing director at the helm for 2017
Satvir Bungar promoted to managing director in the mergers and acquisitions team
Carolyn Brown appointed as the first head of client legal services practice RSM Legal
UK senior partner Phil Verity has been elected for a second term at Mazars