US press releases

PWC US TV & VIDEO CONSUMPTION ANALYSIS: 20% of Consumers Could Ditch Cable Subscriptions in 2016

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

PwC US’ entertainment, media & communications (EMC) practice reveals its latest analysis on TV consumption trends, titled “Videoquake 3.0: The Evolution of TV's Revolution,” which includes insights from more than 1,200 US consumers, focus groups and social media listening.

Merger Mania, Drug Pricing and New Tech: PwC’s Health Research Institute List of Top Health Industry Trends for 2016

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

According to PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI), 2016 will be a year of firsts for players within healthcare as the industry adapts to the main forces driving the New Health Economy: the rise of consumerism, the focus on value, downward pressure on costs, technological innovation and the impact of new entrants.

PwC’s commitment to enhancing audit quality and transparency

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Today we issued PwC’s 2015 Our focus on audit quality report where we provide stakeholders with a transparent look at the foundation of quality in our assurance practice - including the actions we have taken, and will continue to take, to sustain and build upon audit quality.

PwC US Tracks Shift in Consumer Attitudes Towards Brands; Sees 47 Percent Attrition Rate in Brand Leadership Since 1999

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Between 1999 and 2014, 47 percent of brands fell off the top 100 “leader brands,” according to a PwC US study. The number jumps even higher to 72 percent when the leader brand set is expanded to include product brands.

Health Sector Transformation Requires a Primary Care Makeover, According to PwC’s Health Research Institute

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

In the New Health Economy, primary care is likely to make a comeback -- with a newfangled twist, according to a new report from PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI). Technology, consumer-friendly new entrants and care teams that rely less on a single physician are leading the way to a reimagined primary care system, poised to deliver better value to today’s demanding purchasers.

PwC Announces New US Private Company Services Leader

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

For nearly a decade, PwC US has brought its full suite of services – audit and assurance, tax and advisory – to private companies across industries and at varying sizes from multinational to emerging. Today, PwC announces a new chapter in its history serving private companies, their owners and high net-worth individuals, appointing Shawn Panson as its US Private Company Services (PCS) Leader.

Advertising Age names PwC’s Experience Center One of the 10 Best Places to Work in Advertising & Media

Monday, November 16, 2015

PwC’s Digital Services Experience Center has ranked #6 overall in Advertising Age’s 2015-2016 50 Best Places to Work in Advertising & Media survey, released November 16, 2015. PwC’s Digital Services Experience Center achieved its ranking based on criteria such as hiring practices, benefits packages, salaries, office perks, workplace environment and design. Over 20,000 people were surveyed as part of the selection process.

Consulting Magazine Honors Carina Markel With Professional Services Award

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Carina Markel, Chicago-based Deals Partner, helps clients successfully execute complex deals, primarily Spin-offs, Divestitures, Initial Public Offerings, Publicly Traded Partnerships, and Mergers and Acquisitions.

Cavs and PwC to Plant 100 Trees at two Akron -Area Elementary Schools as Part of “Trees for Threes” Program

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Northeast Ohio will be a little greener in the future thanks to the Cleveland Cavaliers and PwC and their “Trees for Threes” program. With trees donated by The Davey Tree Expert Co., the two organizations pledged to plant one tree for every three-pointer made by the Cavs over the course of the team’s 41 regular season home games in 2014-15 – resulting in 422 total trees being planted in Cleveland and Akron.

The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc. Commits New Funding to Further Support Veterans; PwC US Names Newly Created Veterans Advocacy and Recruiting Leader

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Today, The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc. announced a new grant to support veterans with a $1 million commitment to the Four Block Foundation, non-profit organization helping veterans find meaningful careers through transition support, rehabilitation services, and professional development.

Average daily rate growth continues to lag expectations, despite peak occupancy levels, says PwC US

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

An updated lodging forecast released today by PwC US expects revenue per available room (“RevPAR”) growth in 2015 to be driven more by occupancy than previously expected, as average daily rate (“ADR”) growth continues to look for a firm footing.

Connecticut Insurers See Disruption as Opportunity, According to Industry Report from PwC US and Connecticut IFS Cluster

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

The Connecticut insurance sector continues to play a key role in the state’s economy and the global insurance landscape, as the industry faces more disruption than others*, according to the fourth installment in a series of insurance industry reports from PwC US and the Connecticut Insurance and Financial Services Cluster (CT IFS).

Private companies: The new economic indicator

Sunday, November 01, 2015

At 20 years old, PwC’s Trendsetter Barometer Survey sheds light on how private companies are at the forefront of key economic insights

Michael P. Jackson Joins PwC’s Public Sector Practice as a Senior Advisor

Thursday, October 29, 2015

PwC US announced Michael P. Jackson has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor in the public sector practice, focused on challenges facing the government in national security, cyber, and state & local government. He is based in PwC’s McLean, VA office.

Corporate Deals Drive 50% Increase in Power and Utilities M&A Activity in the Third Quarter of 2015, According to PwC US

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Large strategic corporate transactions drove merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the North American power and utilities industry in the third quarter (Q3) of 2015, according to PwC US’s quarterly deals snapshot, North American Power & Utilities Deals: Q3 2015.

PwC Names Former FBI Deputy Director to Lead New Financial Crimes Unit

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

PwC US announces creation of a Financial Crimes Unit comprised of more than 300 professionals in cybersecurity, anti-money laundering, sanctions, fraud and anti-bribery/anti-corruption.

Midstream Segment Boosts Third Quarter U.S. Oil & Gas Deal Activity, According to PwC US

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Megadeals in the midstream segment dominated U.S. oil and gas deal value despite a slow-down in capital markets in the third quarter of 2015, according to PwC US. In total, there were 14 midstream deals accounting for $63.5 billion in the third quarter of 2015, or 70 percent of overall deal value.

Companies Not Fully Prepared for Implementation of New Revenue Recognition Standard, According to PwC / FERF Survey

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A new survey conducted by PwC US and Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF), The New Revenue Recognition Standard — Assessing Impact and Implementation, has found that progress in implementing the new revenue recognition standard is limited.

PwC Welcomes David Ethridge as Managing Director in Deals Practice

Monday, October 26, 2015

PwC US today announced the appointment of David Ethridge to Managing Director in the firm’s Deals practice and U.S. IPO Services leader.

$16 Billion in Venture Capital Deployed to Startup Ecosystem in Third Quarter, According to the MoneyTree Report

Friday, October 16, 2015

Venture capitalists invested $16.3 billion in 1,070 deals in the third quarter of 2015, according to the MoneyTree™ Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data provided by Thomson Reuters.

PwC Launches The Experience Center to help Clients Accelerate Digital Innovation and Transformation

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Today, PwC announced the creation of a new global Experience Center to accelerate how the firm provides digital-centric services to clients. The Experience Center is the latest addition to PwC’s Digital Services.

Business Leaders Gaining on Cybersecurity Risks, According to the PwC, CIO and CSO Global State of Information Security® Survey 2016

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

New tools are helping to transform cybersecurity frameworks, yielding holistic, integrated safeguards against cyberattacks; Cloud computing has had a significant impact on technology innovation in the past decade, and it is increasingly central to secure interconnected digital ecosystems; The Internet of Things are expected to increase the stakes for securing cloud-based networks as the number of internet connected devices continues to surge to greater than 30 billion by 2020; There was a 38% increase in detected information security incidents, as well as a 24% boost in security budgets observed in 2015

Board Members Aiming to Balance a Long-Term Approach with the Need to Meet Short-Term Investor Expectations, According to PwC’s 2015 Annual Corporate Directors Survey

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

PwC today released its 2015 Annual Corporate Directors Survey, a comprehensive report based on responses from 783 public company directors. The new report delivers compelling insights into the factors that influence boardroom decisions.

Overall Holiday Spending Forecasts Less Relevant as Retailers Focus on Distinct Consumer Segments, According to PwC US

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

For the 2015 holiday shopping season, the dollar figure forecast on consumer spend is less relevant for retailers, according to PwC’s 2015 Holiday Outlook. Rather, a deeper understanding of the complex retail landscape and the focus on building long-term shopper relationships is how retailers will define success this year.

Global Market Volatility Slows US IPO Market, According to PwC’s Deals Practice

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

U.S. IPO activity decreased in the third quarter of 2015, as market volatility increased and investors paused to evaluate the impact of slowing growth in China and other markets, among other global macro-economic and geopolitical concerns.

Q3 IPO Watch

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

U.S. IPO activity decreased in the third quarter of 2015, as market volatility increased and investors paused to evaluate the impact of slowing growth in China and other markets, among other global macro-economic and geopolitical concerns.

PwC LLP Launches New Benefit To Help Employees Pay Down College Debt

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Landmark benefit addresses a chief concern among recent graduates

PwC Wins Sales Partner Innovation Award at Dreamforce 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

PwC recognized for outstanding contribution toward customer success in fourth annual Salesforce partner innovation awards

PwC Wins Marketing Partner Innovation Award at Dreamforce 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

PwC recognized for outstanding contribution toward customer success in fourth annual Salesforce partner innovation awards

YieldCos Look to Renewable Deals to Drive Growth and Returns in the Second Quarter, According to PwC US

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Renewable transactions in the wind and solar space drove merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the North American power and utilities industry in the second quarter of 2015, according to PwC US’s quarterly deals snapshot North American Power & Utilities Deals: Q2 2015.

U.S. Oil & Gas Deal Activity Accelerates during Second Quarter of 2015, According to PwC US

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Midstream transactions drove oil and gas strategic dealmaking efforts in the second quarter of 2015 as companies adapt their operations and business objectives to the lower oil price environment, according to PwC US. In total, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the oil and gas industry increased in the second quarter of 2015 from the prior quarter, driven by midstream transactions from corporate buyers.

Mega Deals Drive Second Quarter 2015 U.S. Retail & Consumer M&A Activity in Slower Quarter, According to PwC US

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

The U.S. retail and consumer (R&C) sector experienced a slower second quarter in 2015 for merger & acquisition (M&A) activity, which was driven by four megadeals (deals with a value of over $1 billion), according to PwC’s U.S. retail and consumer deals insights report, released today.

PwC Expands Private Company Services Practice in Florida

Thursday, July 30, 2015

PwC U.S. announces today that it expanded its Private Company Services (PCS) practice across the state of Florida, offering PwC’s full range of services including audit and assurance, tax and advisory services to private companies, their owners and high net-worth individuals in the region.

Private Companies Optimistic about Hiring and Sustained Overseas Investment, PwC Survey Finds

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

• Highest number of private companies planning to increase headcount since 2007 – but concerns over skills remain • Despite international market volatility, private companies bank on overseas returns

PwC US Announces Two New Advisory Principals in Denver

Thursday, July 23, 2015

PwC US announced two professionals from its Denver, Colorado office were admitted into the firm's partnership, effective July 1, 2015.

PwC US Announces New Partner Promotion in Salt Lake City

Thursday, July 23, 2015

PwC US announced Joe Strain has been admitted into the firm's partnership, effective July 1, 2015.

Venture Capital Investing Exceeds $17 Billion For The First Time Since Q4 2000, According To The Moneytree Report

Friday, July 17, 2015

Software Companies Capture $7.3 Billion, Representing the Highest Quarterly Amount in MoneyTree Report History

The Digital and Traditional Media Divide is Irrelevant Among Consumers, Says PwC US

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

U.S. Entertainment & Media Spending Expected to Reach $771 Billion by 2019; Internet to Overtake TV AdvertisingMobile Monetization is Next Critical Challenge

PwC US Announces 18 Partner Promotions in San Francisco and Silicon Valley Offices

Monday, June 01, 2015

PwC US announced today that 18 professionals based in the Bay Area will be admitted into the firm's partnership, effective July 1, 2015. Of the 18, five are based in the San Francisco office and 13 are based in San Jose.

PwC US Admits New Internal Audit Principal in St. Louis

Monday, June 01, 2015

PwC US announced today that Christopher Lydon will be admitted into the firm's partnership, effective July 1, 2015.

Technology Deals Return to Middle Market in 2015, According to PwC US

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Following the record-breaking buying spree of 2014, the first quarter of 2015 is signaling a return to the middle market with technology deal volume remaining active amid the decline of both megadeals and deal values, according to PwC’s US Technology Deals Insights Q1. Strategic buyers led the way while private equity remained active on both the buy and sell side.

Hotel Occupancy Continues to Surprise in 2015 According to PwC US Average Daily Rate Growth Expected to Accelerate in 2016

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

An updated lodging forecast released today by PwC US expects another year of solid revenue per available room (“RevPAR”) growth in 2015, with a stronger-than-previously-expected increase in occupancy levels, offset by softer than anticipated growth in room rates.

PwC US Appoints Stan VanderToolen Managing Partner of the Salt Lake City Office

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

PwC US today announced the appointment of Stan VanderToolen as the new managing partner for the firm’s Salt Lake City office, effective immediately. In this role, VanderToolen will lead the firm’s growth efforts across all lines of services within PwC and continue to strengthen client, alumni and community relationships in the market. VanderToolen succeeds David Cook, who served in the role for three years.

U.S. Oil & Gas Deal Activity Stalls in First Quarter of 2015 Due to Low Oil Price Environment, According to PwC US

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Corporate Deals Surpass Asset Transactions for the First Time in Five Years

Healthcare industry’s payment system needs structural change to meet demands of consumers, new PwC Health Research Institute report finds

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Report provides roadmap for industry on how to satisfy consumers and compete in the shifting healthcare ecosystem

Strategic Investments Drive North American Power and Utilities Deal Activity in the First Quarter of 2015, According to PwC US

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Total deal value increases 55 percent compared to the first quarter of 2014

U.S. Retail & Consumer Deal Value Jumps 148 Percent during First Quarter 2015, According to PwC US

Thursday, April 30, 2015

While Consumer Sentiment Hits 10-Year High, Core Retail Trade Sales Stagnate

Private Companies Remain Bullish about Growth Forecasts and Hiring, Despite Concerns over Skills Gap, PwC Survey Finds

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

• Six-of-seven private companies expect positive revenue growth in 2015—the most optimistic assessment since mid-2007.• Seventy-one percent of private companies voice optimism about the US economy—the highest level in nearly a decade.

PwC Appoints Mark Ross as Lake Erie Market Managing Partner

Monday, April 27, 2015

Ross Returns Home to Cleveland to Lead Lake Erie Practice