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Fact Sheet PricewaterhouseCoopers AG

Core Company Information
Company Name PricewaterhouseCoopers AG
UID CHE-106.839.438
Alternative / previous Names PricewaterhouseCoopers SA, PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd
Domicile Zürich
Canton ZH
Legal Form Limited corporation
Firm Inscription Date 22.06.1998
Website https://www.pwc.ch
Takeovers: Controllexpert AG (ADM-137.181.853), per 24.09.2001
Revisuisse Price Waterhouse AG (ADM-271.016.843), per 25.01.2001
Price Waterhouse AG (ADM-315.960.011), per 25.01.2001
STG-Coopers & Lybrand Consulting AG (ADM-405.109.008), per 19.03.2001
Ofor Révision Bancaire SA (CHE-100.093.893), per 30.04.2012
Coopers & Lybrand, Revisa, Revisuisse AG (CHE-101.269.060)
Willy Bühler & Co Treuhand und Revisions AG (CHE-101.271.602), per 19.07.2005
Trewi Treuhand- und Revisions-AG (CHE-103.390.270), per 19.07.2005
Ofor (CHE-103.852.431), per 22.12.2005
Frei + Kläui Treuhand AG (CHE-107.159.412), per 19.07.2005
FAOA Information
FAOA ID 500003
RAB Permission state-regulated audit firm
FAOA License active
Link to FAOA website View auditor profile at FAOA
Branch offices (13) PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-251.833.951) in Aarau (AG)   [+]
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-393.441.652) in Basel (BS)
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-308.775.052) in Bern (BE)
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-421.817.078) in Chur (GR)
PricewaterhouseCoopers SA (CHE-390.062.005) in Genève (GE)
PricewaterhouseCoopers SA (CHE-478.378.975) in Lugano (TI)
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-434.873.063) in Luzern (LU)
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-346.954.590) in Münchenstein (BL)
PricewaterhouseCoopers SA (CHE-291.782.389) in Neuchâtel (NE)
PricewaterhouseCoopers SA (CHE-497.306.752) in Pully (VD)
PricewaterhouseCoopers SA (CHE-140.989.034) in Sion (VS)
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-364.598.872) in St. Gallen (SG)
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-289.904.602) in Thun (BE)
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-151.657.932) in Winterthur (ZH)
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (CHE-254.525.813) in Zug (ZG)
Membership in Associations EXPERTsuisse
Number of auditors with permission 303  (18.47 audit engagements per employee on average)
Auditor Statistics

Average engagement duration: 11.2 years (max.: 33.8 years)

Total number of statutory audit engagements: 5'597 (Ranked #2 in Switzerland)

Change in number of audit engagements: -284 (since 31.12.2021), -290 (over the last 12 months)

Number of audit clients listed on a Swiss stock exchange: 88 (thereof 6 in the SMI, 7 in the SMI Expanded and 58 in the SPI)

Details regarding the distribution of the audit engagements across legal forms and cantons are depicted in the table below.

  AG AI AR BE BL BS FR GE GL GR JU LU NE NW OW SG SH SO SZ TG TI UR VD VS ZG ZH
Limited corporation 151 4 33 331 135 172 72 375 17 68 26 189 103 21 9 264 41 43 93 80 129 5 299 66 260 971 3'957
Limited liability company 9   1 19 18 12 4 51 1 8   42 11 1 2 15 19 10 10 6 11   34 1 68 106 459
Foundation 29 2 7 77 28 119 5 105 3 19   51 31 12 3 58 14 6 4 6 17 4 61 9 33 256 959
Cooperative 4     13 1 4   2 1 1   6 3     7 1 1         2     13 59
Association 2     13 2 9   12   2   6       6   1 1   2   10     28 94
Branch office of a foreign company               1               1                     2
Special legal forms 2 1   6 1 3 2 11 2 3   4   2 1 1 1   1 2 1 1 7 2 2 11 67
197 7 41 459 185 319 83 557 24 101 26 298 148 36 15 352 76 61 109 94 160 10 413 78 363 1'385 5'597

This auditor is recorded as statutory auditor for 4868 deleted entities. These are not included in the table above.

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Audit Engagements by Branch Office

The 5'597 statutory audits are performed by the branch offices as indicated in the table below.

  AG AI AR BE BL BS FR GE GL GR JU LU NE NW OW SG SH SO SZ TG TI UR VD VS ZG ZH
Aarau 56     4 5 6 1 1       1       1   9     1   1 2 2 14 104
Basel 39     26 154 270 4 5 3 5 7 12 14 1 1 5 13 10 2 2 2 2 2 2 20 56 657
Bern 7     312 6 4 11 2     1 22 3 1   4   14   2     8 2 5 31 435
Chur                 1 58           5             1       65
Genève 1     7 1 1 10 468     1 3 16   2 2   1 1 2 2   97 7 14 22 658
Lugano 1   1     3   3   1   4       2 1   3   140       4   163
Luzern 11     15 1 2 1 1       196 1 26 8 4 3 5 7   1 3 2 2 20 18 327
Neuchâtel       23 1   8 10     11   101     1   1     1   16 1 2 5 181
Pully 2     6   6 36 40     2 4 9       3 1 2 1     262 14 4 5 397
Sion       1     1 1                             3 45     51
St. Gallen 2 7 35 6   4   2 6 28   5 2     289 5   3 59 1   1   10 54 519
Thun       1                                             1
Winterthur 1     1   1 1         2       2 14   3 15         5 93 138
Zug 8         2   1 2     6         4   10     1     100 16 150
Zürich 69   5 57 17 20 10 23 12 9 4 43 2 8 4 37 33 20 78 13 12 4 20 3 177 1'071 1'751
197 7 41 459 185 319 83 557 24 101 26 298 148 36 15 352 76 61 109 94 160 10 413 78 363 1'385 5'597

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Total number of audit engagements across the network: 5'603

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Latest audit engagements
These are this auditor's latest audit engagements.
 
Client Name Client UID Domicile Start Date Type of switch Auditor Branch
Sandoz Group AG CHE-433.164.136 Risch 08.12.2022 Auditor switch Basel
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Clienia Psychiatriepraxen AG CHE-395.275.442 Winterthur 07.12.2022 First auditor Zürich
Primapen Komplementär AG CHE-145.812.443 Zürich 07.12.2022 Auditor switch Zürich
ROSEN 2 Holding AG CHE-413.627.564 Stans 07.12.2022 First auditor Luzern
Discontinued audit engagements
The following audit engagements were lost recently, either to a competitor, due to auditor resignation or due to an opting out.
 
Client Name Client UID Domicile End Date Reason Auditor Branch
Aiducation International Schweiz CHE-498.341.751 Zürich 08.12.2022 Discontinued Zürich
Exclusive Watches Genève SA CHE-425.516.931 Genève 08.12.2022 Auditor switch Neuchâtel
PPCHEM AG CHE-114.911.150 Hinwil 08.12.2022 Opting-out Zürich
Stilmontis International AG CHE-248.063.448 Luzern 07.12.2022 Opting-out Zürich
Nomasis AG CHE-112.123.236 Langnau am Albis 06.12.2022 Auditor switch Zürich