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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  (18.59 audit engagements per employee on average)
Auditor Statistics

Average engagement duration: 10.4 years (max.: 28.3 years)

Total number of statutory audit engagements: 6'375 (Ranked #1 in Switzerland)

Change in number of audit engagements: -142 (since 31.12.2019), -140 (over the last 12 months)

Number of audit clients listed on a Swiss stock exchange: 90 (thereof 10 in the SMI, 9 in the SMI Expanded and 66 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 178 6 38 383 159 205 92 417 15 75 27 178 114 23 9 284 45 56 108 87 149 4 327 78 298 1'045 4'400
Limited liability company 11   1 20 17 13 4 48 1 8   47 11 1 2 18 19 12 7 6 10   29 1 67 103 456
Foundation 31 1 10 85 28 142 6 124 2 22   49 34 11 3 64 15 8 6 6 17 4 73 11 32 279 1'063
Cooperative 28 1 2 31 9 5 10 7 2 9 5 23 5 1 1 36 2 15 5 15 18 2 18 17 6 22 295
Association 1     14 2 10   11   2   7       7   3 1   1   12     30 101
Branch office of a foreign company               1               1                     2
Special legal forms   1 1 7   1 3 11 2 2 1 2   2   1 1   1 1 1 1 8 2 2 7 58
249 9 52 540 215 376 115 619 22 118 33 306 164 38 15 411 82 94 128 115 196 11 467 109 405 1'486 6'375

This auditor is recorded as statutory auditor for 4570 deleted entities. These are not included in the table above.

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Audit Engagements by Branch Office

The 6'375 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 59     4 4 8 1 1       1       1   11     1   1 2 5 18 117
Basel 60     27 180 317 8 6 4 3 7 14 14 1 1 5 15 23 5   3 2 2 2 24 64 787
Bern 10   1 382 6 7 18 3     1 22 4 1   4   21   2 1   4 10 6 26 529
Chur 1     1         1 68           4                     75
Genève       7   2 15 520     6 5 17   2 1   1 1 2 2   119 12 13 25 750
Lugano 1   1     4   2   2   6       2 1   3   169       3   194
Luzern 16     17 5 2 1 1       211 1 26 7 4 3 4 14   2 5 1 1 26 15 362
Münchenstein           2                                         2
Neuchâtel       30 2   11 13     14   120     1 1 3     1   16 1 2 6 221
Pully 3     7   4 39 41     2 1 4       2 4 2 1 1   297 22 5 5 440
Sion       1     2 1                             3 54     61
St. Gallen 6 8 44 5   4   1 6 34   4 1     342 5   5 84 1   3   13 66 632
Thun       2                                             2
Winterthur 4     1 1 2 1         1       3 15   4 16     1   5 98 152
Zug 9           1 1 2     5 1       4 4 11           116 13 167
Zürich 80 1 6 56 17 24 18 29 9 11 3 36 2 10 5 44 36 23 83 10 15 4 20 5 187 1'150 1'884
249 9 52 540 215 376 115 619 22 118 33 306 164 38 15 411 82 94 128 115 196 11 467 109 405 1'486 6'375

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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
Exact Sciences International Sàrl CHE-114.732.311 Genève 15.10.2020 Auditor switch Pully
Stiftung EMPIRIS CHE-109.990.623 Zürich 15.10.2020 Auditor switch Basel
Stiftung SYMPHASIS CHE-109.990.646 Zürich 15.10.2020 Auditor switch Basel
Helvetica Swiss Living AG CHE-187.067.047 Zürich 14.10.2020 First auditor Zürich
Stiftung Accentus CHE-109.640.867 Zürich 14.10.2020 Auditor switch Basel
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
Bonhôte Trust SA en liquidation CHE-103.279.046 Neuchâtel 16.10.2020 Auditor switch Neuchâtel
Z Zurich Foundation CHE-101.746.568 Zürich 16.10.2020 Auditor switch Zürich
GTA Reisen Holding AG CHE-339.515.707 Zürich 15.10.2020 Opting-out Zürich
Hotelbeds GBS AG CHE-339.631.489 Zürich 15.10.2020 Opting-out Zürich
ALSO Schweiz AG CHE-106.008.242 Emmen 14.10.2020 Auditor switch Luzern