Facts and figures

Geographic coverage

PwC has offices in 758 locations in 157 countries.

PwC people as of June 2014:

Partners
10,002
Client service staff
153,051
Practice support staff
32,380
Total
195,433


NEW YORK, 7 October 2014 – PwC reported total global gross revenues of US$34 billion for the fiscal year ended on 30 June 2014. Revenue growth was strong across all lines of business for all 0f PwC’s largest firms and in all geographic regions.  At constant exchange rates, PwC's total global revenues rose by 6%.

For more information go Anticipating problems, finding solutions -- Global Annual Review 2014

Additional facts

  • On 3 April 2014 PwC acquired Booz & Company, rebranding it Strategy&.
  • In FY14, PwC firms provided services to 417 companies in the Fortune Global 500 and 462 in the FT Global 500
  • At 30 June 2014, a total of 2,420 PwC people were on long-term international assignments
  • In 2014, we were named the 3rd most attractive employer in the world for business students by Universum
  • In several 2014 IDC Marketscape reports, PwC was rated as a Leader worldwide in Business Consulting and Strategy Consulting, and a Major Player in Enterprise Performance Management Consulting and Finance & Accounting Consulting
  • PwC Argentina has been recognised as the leading audit firm by Prensa Economica Magazine and one of the Best Employers by Apertura Magazine
  • PwC China was ranked #1 in the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA) Top China Accounting Firms 2014 for the 12th consecutive year
  • PwC Spain was ranked the #1 favourite company to work for in 2014 by Actualidad Económica and #1 firm in Deals by Thomson Reuters and Mergermarket
    Strategy& has been named the Best Global Firm for Enterprise Strategy by Wealth & Finance INTL Magazine
  • PwC UK placed #1 in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers for 2014 for the 11th consecutive year and was named a winner in the Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF)'s annual Spotlight Awards for Value and Excellence in Consulting
  • PwC US ranked #5 on DiversityInc’s 2014 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list. The firm was also named one of Fortune's 100 Best Places to Work and was ranked in the Top 10 on the 2014 Working Mother's 100 Best Companies list.

Our history

PwC has been created by the merger of two firms—Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand—each with historical roots going back some 150 years. Set out below are some key milestones in the history of both firms.

  • 1849 – Samuel Lowell Price sets up in business in London.
  • 1854 – William Cooper establishes his own practice in London, which seven years later becomes Cooper Brothers.
  • 1865 – Price, Holyland and Waterhouse join forces in partnership 1874 Name changes to Price, Waterhouse & Co.
  • 1898 – Robert H. Montgomery, William M. Lybrand, Adam A. Ross Jr. and his brother T. Edward Ross form Lybrand, Ross Brothers and Montgomery.
  • 1957 – Cooper Brothers & Co (UK), McDonald, Currie and Co (Canada) and Lybrand, Ross Bros & Montgomery (US) merge to form Coopers & Lybrand.
  • 1982 – Price Waterhouse World Firm formed.
  • 1990 – Coopers & Lybrand merges with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in a number of countries around the world.
  • 1998 – Worldwide merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand to create PwC.