Facts and figures
PwC has offices in 776 locations in 158 countries.
PwC people as of June 2012:
|Client service staff
|Practice support staff
In FY 2012 (ending 30 June) worldwide gross revenues of PwC's network of member firms increased by 8.0% to US$ 31.5 billion. For the first time, PwC's annual revenues have exceeded US$30 billion. Go to www.pwc.com/annualreview for more information.
- In FY 2012, PwC firms provided services for 422 of the companies in the Fortune Global 500 and 439 of the companies in the FT Global 500
- At 30 June 2012, 2,584 PwC people were on long-term international assignments, an increase of 14% from FY 2011
- PwC was named a leader in business consulting services in the worldwide, Americas, and Europe, Middle East and Africa markets, according to the 2012 IDC MarketScape reports
- PwC ranked #5 on DiversityInc’s 2012 Top Companies for Global Diversity list
- The International Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (IGLCC) ranked PwC among the most gay and lesbian friendly employers in the world in 2011
- PwC Australia received a citation for being a 2012 Employer of Choice for Women
- For the 11th year in a row, PwC Brazil was named The Most Admired Audit Company by Carta Capital/ TNS InterScience
- PwC China was ranked #1 in the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA) Top China Accounting Firms 2011 for the ninth consecutive year
- PwC Korea was honoured by the President of Korea with the 2011 Best Job-Creation Award to Top 100 Enterprises
- For a record ninth year running, PwC UK was placed #1in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers for 2012
- PwC UK placed #5 in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For in the UK – up from 11th in 2011and the highest of any of the Big Four
- PwC US ranked #1 on DiversityInc’s 2012 Top Companies for Diversity list
- PwC US made the Fortune 100 Best Places to Work at #48, up 25 places from 2011, and #11 among big employers
- Universum ranked PwC #7 of the World’s Most Attractive Employers by business students in 2012.
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.