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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  (18.63 audit engagements per employee on average)
Auditor Statistics

Average engagement duration: 10.3 years (max.: 28 years)

Total number of statutory audit engagements: 6'391 (Ranked #1 in Switzerland)

Change in number of audit engagements: -119 (since 31.12.2019), -106 (over the last 12 months)

Number of audit clients listed on a Swiss stock exchange: 89 (thereof 10 in the SMI, 9 in the SMI Expanded and 65 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 171 7 37 380 156 202 94 419 15 75 27 180 118 22 9 282 45 60 107 80 150 4 324 78 307 1'057 4'406
Limited liability company 12   1 20 18 11 4 48 1 8   47 11 2 3 19 19 12 6 6 10   29 1 64 105 457
Foundation 30 1 10 86 28 144 6 124 2 22   51 36 10 3 64 15 10 6 6 17 4 72 12 32 283 1'074
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     13 2 10   11   2   7       7   3 1   1   12     31 101
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
243 10 51 537 213 373 117 621 21 118 33 310 170 37 16 410 82 100 126 108 197 11 462 109 411 1'505 6'391

This auditor is recorded as statutory auditor for 4548 deleted entities. These are not included in the table above.

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Audit Engagements by Branch Office

The 6'391 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 62     28 177 317 8 6 4 3 7 14 14 1 1 5 15 22 5   3 2 2 2 24 63 785
Bern 10   1 379 7 7 18 3     1 23 4 1   4   25   2 1   4 10 6 23 529
Chur 1     1           69           4                     75
Genève       7   2 15 523     6 5 18   2     1 1 2 2   118 11 13 22 748
Lugano 1   1     1   2   2   7       2 1   3   171       2   193
Luzern 15     17 5 2 1 1       217 1 26 7 4 3 4 15   2 5 1 1 28 16 371
Münchenstein           2                                         2
Neuchâtel       30 2   11 13     14   125     1 1 3     1   16 1 2 6 226
Pully 3     7   4 41 41     2 1 4       2 4 2 1 1   292 22 5 5 437
Sion       1     2 1                             3 55     62
St. Gallen 6 9 43 5   4   1 6 33   4 1     342 5   5 76     3   14 65 622
Thun       2                                             2
Winterthur 4     1 1 2 1         1       5 14 1 3 17     1   2 107 160
Zug 8           1 1 2     5 1       4 4 12           116 13 167
Zürich 77 1 6 55 17 24 18 28 9 11 3 32 2 9 6 42 37 25 80 10 15 4 21 5 194 1'167 1'898
243 10 51 537 213 373 117 621 21 118 33 310 170 37 16 410 82 100 126 108 197 11 462 109 411 1'505 6'391

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Total number of audit engagements across the network: 6'400

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Latest audit engagements

These are this auditor's latest audit engagements.

Client Name Client UID Domicile Start Date Auditor Branch
BuildingMinds Technology AG CHE-153.454.222 Hergiswil (NW) 10.07.2020 Zürich
INVENTIO AG CHE-106.901.184 Hergiswil (NW) 10.07.2020 Zürich
Zahnmedizinische Praxis Cassani AG CHE-404.240.195 Uster 10.07.2020 Zürich
Credit Suisse Real Estate Fund International Holding AG CHE-112.015.977 Zug 09.07.2020 Zürich
Highlight Event and Entertainment AG CHE-101.287.661 Pratteln 09.07.2020 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
Billag AG CHE-106.836.078 Fribourg 10.07.2020 Opting-out Bern
Swmtl Holding AG in Liq. CHE-101.277.355 Dornach 10.07.2020 Auditor switch Basel
Endeavour Vision SA CHE-101.233.949 Genève 09.07.2020 Auditor switch Pully
Webloyalty International Sàrl CHE-344.043.246 Eysins 09.07.2020 Auditor switch Genève
Bank Sparhafen Zürich AG CHE-111.736.399 Zürich 08.07.2020 Auditor switch Zürich