Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young is one of the largest professional services networks
Professional services networks
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 in the world and one of the "Big Four" accountancy
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 firms, along with Deloitte, KPMG
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 and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
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Ernst & Young is a global organization of member firms in more than 140 countries, headquartered in London, UK.

It was ranked by Forbes
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magazine as the 9th largest private company in the United States in 2010.
Ernst & Young is the result of a series of mergers of ancestor organizations.