1. Rothstein Kass and KPMG Merger Chitchat

    Rothstein Kass and KPMG Merger Chitchat

    For the last few weeks the accounting professionÂ’s rumor mill has been buzzing with stories that Rothstein Kass is about to be acquired by KPMG. Is this all just a matter of frantic speculation, or could this rumor actually have some truth to it? So far, this is what we are hearing: According to a source familiar with the situation, there are a number of respectable accounting firms receiving a ton of resumes from Rothstein Kass.

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    1. IÂ'm more inclined to believe that they are opting out, assuming that they donÂ't want to be in a Big Four environment,Â
    2. What you have when resumes are in the streets are those people telling prospective employers that the firm is in play,Â
    3. I have to believe that the key motivation here is increased resources, increased capital and the ability to attract much larger and more sophisticated hedge funds which Rothstein Kass can do independently,Â
    4. If the strategy of re-entering the middle market and going after highly successful niche firms is the goal, this would be the perfect firm for them to talk to,Â
    5. Clearly, if KPMG is able to acquire Rothstein Kass, that would be an incredible coup,Â