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.
Dennis Layton takes up the position on April 1 and will contribute to the firm’s goal of becoming the leading global professional services organisation by 2020
Richard Cartwright becomes the new head, taking over from incumbent head of office David Lemon
Brian Burke, business development director, has moved within the firm to 'develop Quantuma’s networks with Sussex professional firms'
Stephen Mills joins the Manchester office from IBM, where he spent 12 years as an associate partner in the data, analytics and cognitive consulting group