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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  (18.64 audit engagements per employee on average)
Auditor Statistics

Average engagement duration: 10.4 years (max.: 28.1 years)

Total number of statutory audit engagements: 6'395 (Ranked #1 in Switzerland)

Change in number of audit engagements: -115 (since 31.12.2019), -114 (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 173 7 38 381 156 204 93 418 15 76 27 181 117 23 9 281 44 57 108 84 150 4 321 78 307 1'057 4'409
Limited liability company 12   1 20 18 11 4 48 1 8   47 11 1 3 20 19 12 6 6 10   29 1 64 107 459
Foundation 30 1 10 86 28 144 6 124 2 22   50 36 12 3 64 15 10 6 6 17 4 71 12 32 281 1'072
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     14 2 10   11   2   7       7   3 1   1   12     31 102
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
245 10 52 539 213 375 116 620 21 119 33 310 169 39 16 410 81 97 127 112 197 11 458 109 411 1'505 6'395

This auditor is recorded as statutory auditor for 4553 deleted entities. These are not included in the table above.

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Audit Engagements by Branch Office

The 6'395 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 64     28 178 316 8 6 4 3 7 14 14 1 1 5 15 22 5   3 2 2 2 24 63 787
Bern 10   1 381 6 7 18 3     1 23 4 1   4   23   2 1   4 10 6 23 528
Chur 1     1           69           4                     75
Genève       7   2 15 521     6 5 18   2 1   1 1 2 2   116 11 13 24 747
Lugano 1   1     4   2   2   7       2 1   3   171       2   196
Luzern 16     17 5 2 1 1       214 1 27 7 4 3 4 15   2 5 1 1 27 15 368
Münchenstein           2                                         2
Neuchâtel       30 2   11 13     14   124     1 1 3     1   16 1 2 6 225
Pully 3     7   4 40 41     2 1 4       2 4 2 1 1   291 22 5 5 435
Sion       1     2 1                             3 55     62
St. Gallen 6 9 44 5   4   1 6 34   4 1     341 5   5 80     3   14 65 627
Thun       2                                             2
Winterthur 4     1 1 2 1         1       5 14 1 4 17     1   2 105 159
Zug 8           1 1 2     5 1       4 4 12           116 12 166
Zürich 76 1 6 55 17 24 18 29 9 11 3 35 2 10 6 42 36 24 80 10 15 4 20 5 195 1'169 1'902
245 10 52 539 213 375 116 620 21 119 33 310 169 39 16 410 81 97 127 112 197 11 458 109 411 1'505 6'395

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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
Kibo Properties AG CHE-380.377.513 Muttenz 11.08.2020 First auditor Basel
AS Aufzüge AG CHE-106.834.205 Küssnacht (SZ) 10.08.2020 Auditor switch Zürich
Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (Suisse) SA CHE-106.013.059 Zürich 10.08.2020 Auditor switch Zürich
Solve GmbH CHE-105.589.150 Buchs (SG) 10.08.2020 Auditor switch St. Gallen
Aventicum Capital Management (Suisse) SA CHE-311.610.948 Genève 06.08.2020 Auditor switch 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
Buderus Heiztechnik AG CHE-101.741.401 Pratteln 11.08.2020 Auditor switch Bern
LakeDiamond SA en liquidation CHE-141.951.583 Yverdon-les-Bains 11.08.2020 Opting-out Pully
ROBERT BOSCH INTERNATIONALE BETEILIGUNGEN AG CHE-107.843.810 Zuchwil 11.08.2020 Auditor switch Zürich
BSH Hausgeräte AG CHE-105.787.572 Geroldswil 10.08.2020 Auditor switch Zürich
iQ Power AG CHE-489.518.625 Zug 10.08.2020 Opting-out Zürich