Big Four firm KPMG led the pack among large and national firms in the market for Securities and Exchange Commission audit clients in the first quarter of 2013, with a net of seven new clients.

KPMG’s overall number of new clients (before client losses) was by far the strongest among large firms, at 15. (See our list of large-firm gains and losses.) The firm topped the list of new large accelerated filer clients, with a net of five, and of accelerated filers, with five new clients and a net gain of one. (See new clients by filing status.) It also led the list of new clients by amount of assets audited, and came second in the tables of new clients by market capitalization audited and by audit fees. (See new clients by market cap, assets audited and audit fees.)

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