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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  (17.64 audit engagements per employee on average)
Auditor Statistics

Average engagement duration: 11.1 years (max.: 33.4 years)

Total number of statutory audit engagements: 5'681 (Ranked #2 in Switzerland)

Change in number of audit engagements: -197 (since 31.12.2021), -328 (over the last 12 months)

Number of audit clients listed on a Swiss stock exchange: 88 (thereof 7 in the SMI, 6 in the SMI Expanded and 59 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 155 4 34 337 139 176 72 381 15 70 27 195 105 20 9 261 41 44 101 79 133 5 302 67 264 985 4'021
Limited liability company 10   1 20 17 12 4 50 1 8   42 11 1 2 15 18 11 6 6 12   35 1 67 105 455
Foundation 30 2 7 80 25 128 5 106 3 20   52 32 12 3 58 14 6 4 6 17 4 67 9 33 251 974
Cooperative 4     14 1 5   2 1 1   7 3     8 1 1     1   2 1   13 65
Association 2     13 2 9   12   2   6       7   2 1   2   13     30 101
Branch office of a foreign company               1               1                     2
Special legal forms 2 1   5   2 2 11 2 3   4   2   1 1   1 2 1 1 7 2 2 11 63
203 7 42 469 184 332 83 563 22 104 27 306 151 35 14 351 75 64 113 93 166 10 426 80 366 1'395 5'681

This auditor is recorded as statutory auditor for 4846 deleted entities. These are not included in the table above.

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Audit Engagements by Branch Office

The 5'681 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 5 6 1 1       1       1   10     1   1 2 2 15 108
Basel 39     26 150 279 4 5 3 5 7 12 14 1 1 4 14 10 2 2 2 2 2 2 19 57 662
Bern 7     321 6 5 10 2     1 22 3 1   4   15   2     6 2 5 29 441
Chur                 1 61           5             1       68
Genève 1     8 1 1 10 475     1 3 16   2 2   1 1 2 2   102 7 14 22 671
Lugano 1   1     3   2   1   4       2 1   3   146       5   169
Luzern 11     14 1 2 1 1       201 1 25 7 4 3 5 12   1 3 2 2 19 18 333
Neuchâtel       27 1   8 12     12   110     1   1     1   16 2 2 5 198
Pully 2     5 2 5 37 38     2 4 4       3 1 2 1     272 14 4 5 401
Sion       1     1 1                             3 47     53
St. Gallen 3 7 36 6   4   2 6 28   5 1     288 5   4 61 1   1   12 55 525
Thun       1                                             1
Winterthur 1     1   2 1                 2 13   3 14     1   5 93 136
Zug 8         2   1 2     8         4   10     1     100 16 152
Zürich 72   5 55 18 23 10 23 10 9 4 46 2 8 4 38 32 21 76 11 12 4 19 2 179 1'080 1'763
203 7 42 469 184 332 83 563 22 104 27 306 151 35 14 351 75 64 113 93 166 10 426 80 366 1'395 5'681

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Total number of audit engagements across the network: 5'687

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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
Sipchem Europe SA CHE-108.186.506 Lutry 09.08.2022 Auditor switch Pully
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Radiologie de la Côte SA CHE-240.415.242 Nyon 27.07.2022 Auditor switch Pully
Batgroup SA CHE-205.198.287 Lausanne 26.07.2022 First auditor Genève
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
Migros Online SA CHE-108.629.840 Ecublens (VD) 09.08.2022 Auditor switch Pully
Pensionskasse der Rigips AG CHE-109.745.012 Mägenwil 09.08.2022 Auditor switch Basel
AZ SWISS & PARTNERS SA CHE-404.931.690 Lugano 08.08.2022 Auditor switch Lugano
Clariant International AG CHE-106.515.013 Muttenz 08.08.2022 Auditor switch Basel
Luxottica (Switzerland) AG CHE-107.486.928 Zürich 08.08.2022 Auditor switch Zürich