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Fact Sheet PricewaterhouseCoopers AG

Core Company Information
Company Name PricewaterhouseCoopers AG
Company 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
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
RAB 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 343  (18.65 audit engagements per employee on average)
Auditor Statistics

Average engagement duration: 10.4 years (max.: 28 years)

Total number of statutory audit engagements: 6'397 (Ranked #1 in Switzerland)

Change in number of audit engagements: -113 (since 31.12.2019), -94 (over the last 12 months)

Number of audit clients listed on a Swiss stock exchange: 88 (thereof 10 in the SMI, 9 in the SMI Expanded and 64 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 172 7 37 381 154 205 95 422 15 75 27 180 119 19 9 282 45 61 107 81 150 4 326 78 307 1'054 4'412
Limited liability company 12   1 20 18 11 4 48 1 8   47 11 2 3 19 19 12 6 6 10   30 1 64 106 459
Foundation 30 1 10 85 28 144 6 124 2 22   51 36 10 3 64 15 10 6 6 17 4 72 12 32 283 1'073
Cooperative 29 1 2 31 9 5 10 7 2 9 5 23 5 1 1 36 2 15 5 15 18 2 17 17 6 23 296
Association 1     13 2 10   12   2   7       7   3 1   1   12     29 100
Branch office of a foreign company               1               1                     2
Special legal forms   1 1 7   1 3 11 1 2 1 2   2   1 1   1 1 1 1 8 1 2 6 55
244 10 51 537 211 376 118 625 21 118 33 310 171 34 16 410 82 101 126 109 197 11 465 109 411 1'501 6'397

This auditor is recorded as statutory auditor for 4542 deleted entities. These are not included in the table above.

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Audit Engagements by Branch Office

The 6'397 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 4 8 1 1       1       1   11     1   1 2 5 18 114
Basel 62     28 176 320 8 6 4 3 7 14 14 1 1 5 15 23 5   3 2 2 2 24 65 790
Bern 10   1 379 7 7 19 3     1 23 4 1   4   25   2 1   4 10 6 23 530
Chur 1     1           69           4                     75
Genève       7   2 15 526     6 5 18   2     1 1 2 2   119 11 13 22 752
Lugano 1   1     1   2   2   7       2 1   3   171       2   193
Luzern 15     17 4 2 1 1       217 1 26 7 4 3 4 15   2 5 1 1 28 15 369
Münchenstein           2                                         2
Neuchâtel       30 2   11 13     14   126     1 1 3     1   16 1 2 6 227
Pully 4     7   4 41 42     2 1 4       2 4 2 1 1   294 22 5 5 441
Sion       1     2 1                             3 55     62
St. Gallen 6 9 43 5   4   1 6 33   4 1     342 5   5 76     3   14 65 622
Thun       2                                             2
Winterthur 4     1 1 2 1         1       5 14 1 3 16     1   2 107 159
Zug 8           1 1 2     5 1       4 4 12           117 13 168
Zürich 77 1 6 55 17 24 18 28 9 11 3 32 2 6 6 42 37 25 80 12 15 4 21 5 193 1'162 1'891
244 10 51 537 211 376 118 625 21 118 33 310 171 34 16 410 82 101 126 109 197 11 465 109 411 1'501 6'397

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Latest audit engagements

These are this auditor's latest audit engagements.

Client Name Client UID Domicile Start Date Auditor Branch
Merban Equity AG CHE-102.125.937 Zug 02.07.2020 Zürich
Balls SA CHE-338.521.125 Collombey-Muraz 02.07.2020 Zürich
Swiss Payments Assets AG CHE-481.665.547 Horgen 02.07.2020 Zürich
CS LP Holding AG CHE-102.125.794 Zug 02.07.2020 Zürich
CP de la Bergère-Salève SA CHE-155.903.900 Meyrin 01.07.2020 Genève
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
Harwanne Compagnie de participations industrielles et financières SA CHE-103.613.487 Genève 01.07.2020 Opting-out Genève
FPSO Brasil Venture S.A. CHE-112.279.217 Marly 01.07.2020 Opting-out Zürich
Pensionskasse Mondelez Schweiz CHE-114.669.227 Opfikon 01.07.2020 Auditor switch Bern
MF Group Factoring AG CHE-146.917.205 St. Gallen 30.06.2020 Auditor switch Zürich
MF Group AG CHE-104.990.372 St. Gallen 30.06.2020 Auditor switch Zürich