It’s Unlikely You’ll Hear More Rumors About a Grant Thornton and Moss Adams Merger
That’s because a source close to GT has told us “the deal with Moss Adams is dead.”
You’ll recall we first heard this rumor back in January which was denied by Moss Adams internally (GT was its typical mute self).
As for the why, our source told us, “The feedback from the Moss Adams board was that the MA partnership would not adequately support the merger.” Whether or not that’s true doesn’t take away from the fact that MA squeezed by GT in the GC Coolest Accounting Firm bracket and, thus, no MA partner worth their salt would want to join forces with GT and have to decipher hand-written notes from Stephen Chipman.
Despite this setback, that doesn’t mean GT isn’t on the prowl but we’ve got no idea who they might have their eye on, so we’d invite you to speculate on who that might be and get in touch if you know anything.