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Sports Direct considers MHA Macintyre Hudson as next auditor

Accounting firm MHA Macintyre Hudson has become the latest firm to hold talks with Sports Direct in a bid to become the company’s new auditor, according to the Evening Standard.

It has been reported that ‘Big Four’ firms have distanced themselves from taking over services for the group, with BDO and Mazars reported to interested yesterday (21 August).

MHA chairman Rakesh Shaunak told the Evening Standard: “We have had initial conversations not with Mike Ashley but his emissaries. We expect to take part in the tendering process, although we want to know the full reasons why Grant Thornton quit.”

Former auditor Grant Thornton is expected to submit a letter to Companies House explaining why it stood down after 11 years as the company’s auditor.

Sports Direct must file its next audited accounts in February 2020.

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