Des anciens du groupe relancent le célèbre cabinet d'audit qui avait été placé en faillite en 2002, suite au scandale Enron.

Quinze ans après le scandale Enron, qui avait provoqué sa perte, le nom d'Arthur Andersen a amorcé mercredi un surprenant retour dans le monde de l'audit, depuis Paris. Composé actuellement de cinq personnes, Arthur Andersen & Co - nouvelle version - est plus proche d'une start-up que du Big Five qui régna sur l'audit et le conseil.

Professional firm Arthur Andersen have announced that they will be relaunching worldwide operations after a four-year effort.

Arthur Andersen was originally founded in 1913, and effectively dissolved at the end of 2002 with the name remaining active as a holding company.

Efforts were made to revive the business from their European headquarters in Paris, France in 2013, and a year later, former partners of Arthur Andersen bought the rights to the name and re-branded as Andersen Tax in San Francisco.

The demise of Arthur Andersen, once one of the five biggest professional services group, was swift and brutal. Now, more than a decade on, another Arthur Andersen will rise from the ashes, only this time in France.

Yesterday Véronique Martinez, a co-founder and partner of the new version, gave an opaque description of how the professional services group might look. “Our new model is both bold and purposeful,” she said. “The name Arthur Andersen speaks for itself. We are as proud of our origins and ambition as we are humble in our way of doing business.”