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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
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 (since 28.11.2007)
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  (17.75 audit engagements per employee on average)
Auditor Statistics

Average engagement duration: 11.6 years (max.: 35 years)

Total number of statutory audit engagements: 5'377 (Ranked #2 in Switzerland)

Change in number of audit engagements: +4 (since 31.12.2023), -161 (over the last 12 months)

Number of audit clients listed on a Swiss stock exchange: 83 (thereof 5 in the SMI, 9 in the SMI Expanded and 53 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 3 32 304 126 167 70 366 18 63 34 177 95 16 8 270 37 44 97 75 131 4 264 60 257 946 3'815
Limited liability company 9   1 15 15 14 4 50 1 8   42 11 1 2 14 17 9 8 8 11   36 1 71 89 437
Foundation 32 2 7 76 26 109 4 105 3 15   44 28 10 3 54 14 6 5 7 16 4 62 9 31 232 904
Cooperative 3     11 1 4   1 1 1   3 2     7 1 1         1     14 51
Association 3     11 2 9   12   3   7       5   1 1   2   8     33 97
Branch office of a foreign company               1               1                     2
Special legal forms 3 1   6 1 4 2 11 2 3   3   2 1 1 1   1 2 1 1 9 2 2 12 71
201 6 40 423 171 307 80 546 25 93 34 276 136 29 14 352 70 61 112 92 161 9 380 72 361 1'326 5'377

This audit firm is recorded as statutory auditor for 5028 deleted entities. These are not included in the table above.

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Audit Engagements by Branch Office

The 5'377 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 54     2 5 6   1               3   9 1   1   1   2 14 99
Basel 48     28 140 260 4 6 3 4 6 10 14 1 1 5 13 9 5 1 2   2 1 19 55 637
Bern 7     279 6 5 8 1   2 1 20 3     4   15 1 1     7 3 5 31 399
Chur                 1 49           4             1       55
Genève 1     6 1 2 12 461     1 5 14     2   1 3 2 2   95 8 12 15 643
Lugano 2   1     3   3   1   5       2 1   4   138       3   163
Luzern 11     19   1 1 1 1     166 1 20 8 3 2 5 9   1 3 2 2 24 16 296
Neuchâtel       12 1   11 8     21   91     1   1     1 1 15 1 2 4 170
Pully 1     3   5 32 36     1 4 8       1   3 1 1   234 9 3 7 349
Sion       1     1 1                             2 44     49
St. Gallen 2 6 33 4   4   1 6 27   4 3     285 5 2 2 58 1   2   8 49 502
Thun       1                                             1
Winterthur 1     5   1 1         1     1 2 13   5 17     1   5 85 138
Zug 9     1 1 1   1 2     7       3 3   10     1     96 10 145
Zürich 65   6 62 17 19 10 26 12 10 4 54 2 8 4 38 32 19 69 12 14 4 18 4 182 1'040 1'731
201 6 40 423 171 307 80 546 25 93 34 276 136 29 14 352 70 61 112 92 161 9 380 72 361 1'326 5'377

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Total number of audit engagements across the network: 5'382

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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
S.I. Pré du Marché 41 SA CHE-100.312.144 Lausanne 01.03.2024 Auditor switch Pully
ESPI SUISSE Sàrl CHE-434.888.403 Yverdon-les-Bains 29.02.2024 First auditor Neuchâtel
Exactech International Operation AG CHE-115.564.269 Muri bei Bern 27.02.2024 Auditor switch Bern
MET Asset Management Holding AG CHE-308.588.998 Baar 27.02.2024 Auditor switch Zürich
Crans-Montana Food and Beverage SA CHE-271.505.964 Crans-Montana 26.02.2024 First auditor Sion
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
DDC Schweiz AG in Liquidation CHE-108.552.485 Opfikon 01.03.2024 Discontinued Winterthur
Localmed Biel/Bienne AG CHE-116.344.612 Biel/Bienne 29.02.2024 Auditor switch Bern
Stiftung Jugend- und Kulturzentrum ESRA CHE-113.265.092 Zürich 29.02.2024 Auditor switch Zürich
SIG InnoVentures AG CHE-192.599.309 Neuhausen am Rheinfall 26.02.2024 Opting-out Basel
Johnson Matthey Finance Zurich GmbH in Liquidation CHE-145.798.636 Zürich 23.02.2024 Opting-out Zug