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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: 5'552 (Ranked #2 in Switzerland)

Change in number of audit engagements: -48 (since 31.12.2022), -328 (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 33 333 129 174 71 374 18 68 32 183 99 20 9 262 40 43 93 76 131 5 290 61 259 977 3'934
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   49 30 12 3 57 14 6 4 6 15 4 61 9 31 251 944
Cooperative 4     13 1 4   1 1 1   6 3     7 1 1         2     13 58
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 41 456 178 321 81 557 25 101 33 288 143 35 15 349 73 61 109 90 160 10 404 73 363 1'382 5'552

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 5'552 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     27 147 271 4 5 3 5 7 10 14 1 1 5 13 10 3 2 2 2 2 2 23 56 654
Bern 7     311 6 4 10 2     1 20 3 1   4   14   2     8 2 5 29 429
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       190 1 25 8 4 2 5 7   1 3 2 2 20 20 323
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     253 12 3 5 385
Sion       1     1 1                             2 42     47
St. Gallen 2 7 35 6   4   1 6 28   5 2     286 5   3 57 1   1   10 54 513
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 56 17 20 10 24 13 9 4 43 2 8 4 37 32 20 77 11 12 4 20 3 177 1'070 1'747
197 7 41 456 178 321 81 557 25 101 33 288 143 35 15 349 73 61 109 90 160 10 404 73 363 1'382 5'552

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Total number of audit engagements across the network: 5'558

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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
ELA Container Switzerland GmbH CHE-245.336.897 Zug 30.01.2023 First auditor Luzern
Intermat Service SA CHE-104.006.350 Meyrin 30.01.2023 Auditor switch Genève
Sacofrina SA, Agence commerciale et de représentation CHE-101.346.571 Meyrin 30.01.2023 Auditor switch Genève
B+G Schweiz AG CHE-303.265.128 Kiesen 27.01.2023 First auditor Bern
IWK Integrierte Wärme und Kraft AG CHE-101.524.275 Seuzach 27.01.2023 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
Ardor Immobilien AG CHE-273.732.146 Zürich 30.01.2023 Auditor switch Zürich
Detecon (Schweiz) AG CHE-103.648.971 Zürich 30.01.2023 Auditor switch Bern
Foundation of the European Society of Hypertension CHE-110.571.629 Zug 30.01.2023 Auditor switch Pully
GruenRot AG CHE-421.065.243 Baar 27.01.2023 Opting-out Bern
L.I.Z. Liegenschaften Investment Zürich AG, Freienbach CHE-112.618.101 Freienbach 26.01.2023 Auditor switch Zürich