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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 (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 323  (17.19 audit engagements per employee on average)
Auditor Statistics

Average engagement duration: 11.2 years (max.: 33.9 years)

Total number of statutory audit engagements: 5'551 (Ranked #2 in Switzerland)

Change in number of audit engagements: -49 (since 31.12.2022), -330 (over the last 12 months)

Number of audit clients listed on a Swiss stock exchange: 87 (thereof 6 in the SMI, 7 in the SMI Expanded and 57 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 150 4 33 330 130 174 71 374 18 68 32 183 99 20 9 265 40 43 93 76 131 5 290 61 260 978 3'937
Limited liability company 9   1 16 17 12 4 52 1 8   40 11 1 2 15 17 10 10 6 11   34 1 71 102 451
Foundation 30 2 7 76 28 119 4 104 3 19   48 30 12 3 57 14 6 3 6 15 4 60 9 31 251 941
Cooperative 4     12 1 4   1 1 1   6 3     7 1 1         2     13 57
Association 2     12 2 9   13   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 12 2 3 1 4   2 1 1 1   1 2 1 1 7 2 2 11 69
197 7 41 452 179 321 81 557 25 101 33 287 143 35 15 352 73 61 108 90 160 10 403 73 364 1'383 5'551

This auditor is recorded as statutory auditor for 4887 deleted entities. These are not included in the table above.

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Audit Engagements by Branch Office

The 5'551 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 1 14 103
Basel 39     27 148 271 4 5 3 5 7 10 14 1 1 5 13 10 3 2 2 2 2 2 23 56 655
Bern 7     306 6 4 10 2     1 20 3 1   4   14   2     8 2 5 29 424
Chur                 1 58           5             1       65
Genève 1     6 1 1 10 469     1 3 15   2 2   1 1 2 2   98 7 13 20 655
Lugano 1   1     4   3   1   4       2 1   3   140       4   164
Luzern 11     17 1 2 1 1       189 1 25 8 4 2 5 7   1 3 2 2 20 20 322
Neuchâtel       20 1   7 10     18   96     1   1     1   16 1 2 5 179
Pully 2     6   6 36 39     2 4 10       3 1 2 1     252 12 3 5 384
Sion       1     1 1                             2 42     47
St. Gallen 2 7 35 6   4   1 6 28   5 2     289 5   3 57 1   1   10 54 516
Thun       1                                             1
Winterthur 1     1   1 1         2       2 14   3 15         5 93 138
Zug 8         2   1 2     6         3   10     1     100 16 149
Zürich 69   5 57 17 20 10 24 13 9 4 43 2 8 4 37 32 20 76 11 12 4 20 3 178 1'071 1'749
197 7 41 452 179 321 81 557 25 101 33 287 143 35 15 352 73 61 108 90 160 10 403 73 364 1'383 5'551

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Total number of audit engagements across the network: 5'557

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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
Garage Hollenstein AG CHE-107.782.433 Aesch (BL) 03.02.2023 Auditor switch Basel
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SPAR Handels AG CHE-114.503.348 Gossau (SG) 02.02.2023 Auditor switch St. Gallen
SPAR Management AG CHE-108.731.987 Gossau (SG) 02.02.2023 Auditor switch St. Gallen
TopCC AG CHE-114.503.354 Gossau (SG) 02.02.2023 Auditor switch St. Gallen
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
Fondation Aline CHE-465.709.330 Luzern 03.02.2023 Auditor switch Luzern
Freshfood Logistik AG Deisswil CHE-105.166.306 Deisswil bei Münchenbuchsee 03.02.2023 Auditor switch Bern
Meinen AG CHE-109.566.716 Deisswil bei Münchenbuchsee 03.02.2023 Auditor switch Bern
Thomas Abegg Foundation CHE-187.596.564 Freienbach 03.02.2023 Auditor switch Zürich
Carna Swiss AG CHE-112.482.356 Deisswil bei Münchenbuchsee 02.02.2023 Auditor switch Bern