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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 303  (18.62 audit engagements per employee on average)
Auditor Statistics

Average engagement duration: 11.2 years (max.: 33.6 years)

Total number of statutory audit engagements: 5'643 (Ranked #2 in Switzerland)

Change in number of audit engagements: -236 (since 31.12.2021), -306 (over the last 12 months)

Number of audit clients listed on a Swiss stock exchange: 89 (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 33 335 138 173 72 378 17 69 27 194 109 20 9 263 41 43 98 77 130 5 298 66 262 982 3'998
Limited liability company 10   1 20 17 12 4 50 1 8   42 11 1 2 15 18 10 6 6 12   34 1 69 108 458
Foundation 30 2 7 79 25 124 5 106 3 20   51 31 12 3 58 14 6 4 6 17 4 63 9 33 251 963
Cooperative 4     13 1 4   2 1 1   6 3     8 1 1         2 1   13 61
Association 2     13 2 9   12   2   6       6   1 1   2   11     30 97
Branch office of a foreign company               1               1                     2
Special legal forms 2 1   5   3 2 11 2 3   4   2   1 1   1 2 1 1 7 2 2 11 64
203 7 41 465 183 325 83 560 24 103 27 303 154 35 14 352 75 61 110 91 162 10 415 79 366 1'395 5'643

This auditor is recorded as statutory auditor for 4856 deleted entities. These are not included in the table above.

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Audit Engagements by Branch Office

The 5'643 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   9     1   1 2 2 14 106
Basel 39     26 150 274 4 5 3 5 7 12 14 1 1 4 13 10 2 2 2 2 2 2 19 57 656
Bern 7     316 6 4 10 2     1 22 3 1   4   14   2     6 2 5 29 434
Chur                 1 61           5             1       68
Genève 1     8 1 1 10 469     1 3 16   2 2   1 1 2 2   99 7 14 22 662
Lugano 1   1     3   2   1   4       2 1   3   142       5   165
Luzern 11     14 1 2 1 1       200 1 25 7 4 3 5 12   1 3 2 2 19 18 332
Neuchâtel       26 1   8 12     12   108     1   1     1   16 1 2 5 194
Pully 2     6 1 6 37 41     2 4 9       3 1 2 1     264 14 4 5 402
Sion       1     1 1                             3 47     53
St. Gallen 3 7 35 6   4   2 6 27   5 1     289 5   3 59 1   1   10 55 519
Thun       1                                             1
Winterthur 1     1   2 1                 2 14   3 14     1   5 92 136
Zug 8         2   1 2     8         4   10     1     101 17 154
Zürich 72   5 56 18 21 10 23 12 9 4 44 2 8 4 38 32 20 74 11 12 4 19 2 180 1'081 1'761
203 7 41 465 183 325 83 560 24 103 27 303 154 35 14 352 75 61 110 91 162 10 415 79 366 1'395 5'643

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Total number of audit engagements across the network: 5'649

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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
Climeworks AG CHE-115.234.406 Zürich 26.09.2022 Auditor switch Zürich
Climeworks International AG CHE-339.035.229 Zürich 26.09.2022 First auditor Zürich
AMIANTE EXIT Sàrl CHE-114.567.851 Satigny 22.09.2022 Auditor switch Pully
Piasio SA CHE-101.272.116 Bardonnex 22.09.2022 Auditor switch Pully
aktiia SA CHE-149.232.500 Neuchâtel 21.09.2022 Auditor switch Pully
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
Hug Bäckerei AG CHE-453.357.388 Luzern 26.09.2022 Auditor switch Zürich
Catram AG CHE-105.762.218 Chur 23.09.2022 Auditor switch St. Gallen
ALROSA OVERSEAS SA CHE-112.508.412 Zug 22.09.2022 Discontinued Genève
Rehab Basel AG CHE-108.504.575 Basel 22.09.2022 Auditor switch Basel
VFS Global AG CHE-421.643.223 Zürich 22.09.2022 Auditor switch Zürich