[IMGCAP(1)]It is a widely held view that the Giant Four, with Deloitte being the largest, have the brand permission to audit the Fortune 1000. They own that space.

It is also a widely held view that the Next Six (RSM, Grant Thornton, BDO, CliftonLarsonAllen, Crowe and CohnReznick) are the preferred providers in the mid-market space. All of the Next Six firms, RSM being the largest, are very high-quality firms. They have different strengths and weaknesses for sure, but not one of them is the obvious choice for owners/operators of mid-market companies. Not one of them is widely accepted as top of mind. Arguably, not one of them even owns a specific industry focus.

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