KPMG now audits the largest number of AIM clients, snaffling the top dog position with 154 clients from BDO, the firm that has tenaciously held the top spot for two years since merging with PKF.
The latest quarterly Adviser Rankings show that Moore Stephens now grabs more of the limelight following its merger with Chantrey Vellacott DFK, moving up to 11th place overall from 18th in the last quarter.
Rees Pollock makes its debut in equal 19th place overall, while KPMG has added a further two FTSE AIM 100 clients to challenge PwC’s position.
Both PKF Littlejohn and Chapman Davis enjoyed a strong quarter, by adding a brace of new clients each.
BDO maintains its dominance in the basic materials markets with 31 clients, a position it repeats in the consumer goods stakes, but KPMG moves up a rung to second place to challenge for the top spot.
KPMG is still the clear leader in financial services with 40 clients, while Moore Stephens enters in 8th with eight clients.
In technology, Grant Thornton emerges victorious with 26 clients, but KPMG continues to perform well narrowing the gap by two clients.
But in the health sector, Grant Thornton now has to share the honours of pole position with PwC who are in rude health having added another client to its growing portfolio.
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Smith & Williamson has added Jim Clark and Philip Marsden, of Marsden Clark Corporate Finance Limited, to its corporate finance team.