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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
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
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 322  (18.09 audit engagements per employee on average)
Auditor Statistics

Average engagement duration: 11 years (max.: 33.2 years)

Total number of statutory audit engagements: 5'824 (Ranked #2 in Switzerland)

Change in number of audit engagements: -55 (since 31.12.2021), -429 (over the last 12 months)

Number of audit clients listed on a Swiss stock exchange: 96 (thereof 7 in the SMI, 8 in the SMI Expanded and 63 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 161 6 35 357 142 188 79 385 15 70 28 200 107 20 9 265 43 47 100 81 136 4 309 70 272 1'011 4'140
Limited liability company 10   1 19 17 13 4 48 1 8   42 11 1 2 15 18 11 6 6 12   35 1 67 104 452
Foundation 32 2 7 82 25 135 5 108 3 21   54 32 12 3 58 14 6 4 6 17 4 68 9 33 260 1'000
Cooperative 4     15 1 5   2 1 1   7 3     8 1 1     1   3 1   14 68
Association 2     13 2 9   12   2   6       7   2 1   2   13     29 100
Branch office of a foreign company               1               1                     2
Special legal forms 2 1   5   2 2 10 2 3 1 4   2   1 1   1 2 1 1 7 2 2 10 62
211 9 43 491 187 352 90 566 22 105 29 313 153 35 14 355 77 67 112 95 169 9 435 83 374 1'428 5'824

This auditor is recorded as statutory auditor for 4787 deleted entities. These are not included in the table above.

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Audit Engagements by Branch Office

The 5'824 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 7 1 1       1       1   10     1   1 2 2 16 110
Basel 42     26 154 298 5 5 3 5 7 12 14 1 1 4 14 10 2 2 2 2 2 2 19 62 694
Bern 7     337 6 5 10 2     1 23 2 1   4   16   2     6 2 5 29 458
Chur                 1 62           5             1       69
Genève 1     8 1 1 10 478     1 3 16   2 2   1 1 2 2   103 8 15 22 677
Lugano 1   1     3   2   1   4       2 1   3   148       5   171
Luzern 11     14 3 2 1 1       209 1 24 7 4 3 5 12   1 3 2 2 19 16 340
Neuchâtel       28 1   9 12     14   113     1   1     1   17 2 2 5 206
Pully 3     6 3 4 38 38     2 4 4       3 3 2 1     278 15 4 5 413
Sion       1     1 1                             3 47     53
St. Gallen 3 8 37 6   4   2 6 28   4 1     290 5   4 62 1   1   12 55 529
Thun       1                                             1
Winterthur 1     1   2 1                 2 13   3 14     1   5 94 137
Zug 8         2   1 2     8         4   9           102 18 154
Zürich 75 1 5 59 15 24 14 23 10 9 4 45 2 9 4 40 34 21 76 12 13 4 20 3 184 1'106 1'812
211 9 43 491 187 352 90 566 22 105 29 313 153 35 14 355 77 67 112 95 169 9 435 83 374 1'428 5'824

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Total number of audit engagements across the network: 5'831

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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
Ferlink SA CHE-301.266.921 Genève 19.05.2022 Auditor switch Genève
Turbag AG CHE-109.260.944 Mörschwil 19.05.2022 Auditor switch St. Gallen
Capviva AG CHE-470.673.376 Zürich 18.05.2022 First auditor Zürich
Estella Invest AG CHE-472.587.581 Zürich 17.05.2022 First auditor Zürich
Pensionskasse Suva CHE-109.791.489 Luzern 17.05.2022 Auditor switch Luzern
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
Mibelle AG CHE-101.417.567 Buchs (AG) 20.05.2022 Auditor switch Zürich
RWS Life Sciences International SA CHE-114.318.897 Lausanne 20.05.2022 Auditor switch Pully
Novartis Pharma Schweiz AG CHE-106.015.756 Risch 19.05.2022 Auditor switch Basel
Avobis Hypothekenbörse 2 AG CHE-349.922.066 Zürich 18.05.2022 Opting-out Zürich
Jubiläums-Stiftung der Papierfabrik Biberist CHE-101.679.699 Biberist 17.05.2022 Auditor switch Bern