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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
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 363  (17.48 audit engagements per employee on average)
Auditor Statistics

Average engagement duration: 10.6 years (max.: 32 years)

Total number of statutory audit engagements: 6'344 (Ranked #1 in Switzerland)

Change in number of audit engagements: -4 (since 31.12.2020), -147 (over the last 12 months)

Number of audit clients listed on a Swiss stock exchange: 88 (thereof 9 in the SMI, 9 in the SMI Expanded and 65 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 6 38 378 155 203 88 417 15 76 29 183 117 24 8 278 47 56 100 89 142 4 326 74 300 1'046 4'371
Limited liability company 12   1 20 18 12 4 48 1 8   42 12 1 2 18 19 11 8 6 14   30   67 106 460
Foundation 32 1 10 85 28 140 7 118 2 22   51 33 11 3 62 15 8 6 6 17 4 73 11 30 281 1'056
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 21 294
Association 1     14 2 10   11   2   6       7   3 1   1   12     30 100
Branch office of a foreign company               1               1                     2
Special legal forms   1 1 5   2 2 11 2 3 1 2   2   1 1   1 2 1 1 8 3 3 8 61
245 9 52 533 212 372 111 613 22 120 35 307 167 39 14 403 84 93 121 118 193 11 467 105 406 1'492 6'344

This auditor is recorded as statutory auditor for 4606 deleted entities. These are not included in the table above.

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Audit Engagements by Branch Office

The 6'344 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 58     4 4 7 1 1       1       1   10     1   1 2 5 18 114
Basel 59     28 177 313 8 6 3 3 7 15 14 1 1 5 16 22 2   3 2 2 2 24 61 774
Bern 10   1 377 6 7 17 2     1 23 4 1   4   22   2     5 10 5 27 524
Chur 1     1         1 69           4                     76
Genève       7   2 15 512     6 3 17   2 1   1 1 2 2   122 11 15 26 745
Lugano 1   1     5   2   2   5       2 1   3   167       3   192
Luzern 16     16 5 2 1 1       210 1 26 7 4 3 4 14   2 5 1 1 26 15 360
Münchenstein           2                                         2
Neuchâtel       30 2   10 13     15   122     1 1 3     1   16 1 2 6 223
Pully 3     7   4 37 42     2 2 5       2 4 2 1 1   295 19 5 5 436
Sion       1     2 1                             3 54     61
St. Gallen 6 8 44 5   4   2 6 35   4 1     334 5   4 86 1   1   13 67 626
Thun       2                                             2
Winterthur 1     1 1 2 1                 3 15   4 16     1   5 96 146
Zug 9           1 1 2     5 1       4 4 11           118 16 172
Zürich 81 1 6 54 17 24 18 30 10 11 4 39 2 11 4 44 37 23 80 11 15 4 20 5 185 1'155 1'891
245 9 52 533 212 372 111 613 22 120 35 307 167 39 14 403 84 93 121 118 193 11 467 105 406 1'492 6'344

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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
DUFOUR SICAV CHE-145.217.507 Carouge (GE) 24.02.2021 First auditor Genève
ELCA Cosmetics GmbH CHE-115.799.447 Lachen 24.02.2021 Auditor switch Zürich
Estée Lauder GmbH CHE-105.905.311 Zürich 24.02.2021 Auditor switch Zürich
Helpling Switzerland AG CHE-150.513.704 Zürich 23.02.2021 Auditor switch Zürich
Panke Immobilien AG CHE-263.088.332 Zürich 23.02.2021 First auditor Zürich
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
Advanced Bionics AG CHE-115.018.179 Stäfa 24.02.2021 Auditor switch Zürich
Wenger S.A. CHE-102.090.948 Delémont 24.02.2021 Opting-out Basel
DER Touristik Suisse AG CHE-105.823.587 Zürich 23.02.2021 Auditor switch Zürich
SR Technics Management AG CHE-112.018.496 Kloten 23.02.2021 Opting-out Basel
Werner Kuster AG CHE-104.904.958 Frenkendorf 23.02.2021 Auditor switch Basel