US press releases

Thursday, October 23, 2014

PwC Investor Survey on Governance Identifies Areas where Investors Want Boards to Improve

Investors are concerned about the ability of US corporate boards to understand emerging risks that can affect their companies, the willingness of boards to hold underperforming directors accountable and the effectiveness of how boards incentivize management through performance metrics, according to PwC’s 2014 Investor Survey on how investors are shaping boards today and into the future.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Third Quarter Industrial Products M&A Activity Posts Strong Year-Over-Year Gains According to PwC US

Majority of subsectors see deal volume gainsMega deals activity increases average deal valueCross-border transactions moderate reflecting global uncertainty

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

PwC to Update COSO’s Enterprise Risk Management-Integrated Framework

PwC has been engaged by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) to review and update COSO’s Enterprise Risk Management–Integrated Framework.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

PwC US Appoints Steven Haffner as Managing Partner of the Harrisburg, PA Office

PwC US announced today that Steven Haffner has been named Managing Partner of the firm's Harrisburg, Pennsylvania office.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Improving Fundamentals and Robust Investor Appetite Fuels Sustained Performance of U.S. Commercial Real Estate Industry, According to PwC US and Urban Land Institute’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Forecast

Houston Voted Top City for 2015; Industrial Sector Remains Investor-Favored Property Type

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wearable Technology Future is Ripe for Growth – Most Notably among Millennials, Says PwC US

Report Evaluates User Expectations, Innovative Breakthroughs and Industry Adoption to Unlock the Disruptive Technology

Monday, October 20, 2014

Adam Gilbert, JP Morgan Head of Regulatory Policy, to join PwC as Global Regulatory Leader

Adam Gilbert will join PwC as a partner and Global Regulatory Leader of the Financial Services Advisory practice. He will advise PwC’s clients' boards of directors and senior executives on regulatory issues, including the business planning impacts of regulation and the strategic implementation of new and evolving requirements. Adam will be based in PwC’s New York office after a transition period from JPMorgan Chase.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Year-to-date venture capital dollars invested eclipses total dollars invested in all of 2013

Venture Capital Investing in Q3 Down 27% from Q2, but Number of Deals Exceeds 1,000 for the Sixth Consecutive Quarter

Thursday, October 16, 2014

PwC US Announces New Leaders in Industrial Products Practice

New leadership in Aerospace & Defense, Chemicals, Metals and Business & Professional Services to help clients drive growth in evolving industrial marketplace

Thursday, October 16, 2014

PwC Named a Leader in Worldwide Supply Chain Management Consulting Services in IDC MarketScape Report

Recognized for supply chain strategy and value-creating innovation

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Global Automotive M&A Deal Value Increased to $27.5 million, a strong increase of 110 Percent over the first half of 2013, According to PwC

Global cross-sector merger and acquisition (M&A) volume increased six percent in the first half of 2014 compared to the prior year.

Monday, October 13, 2014

PwC US Appoints Tom Codd US Human Capital Leader and a Vice Chair

PwC US today announced that Tom Codd has assumed the role of US Human Capital Leader and a Vice Chairman, succeeding Terri McClements, who was recently named PwC’s Washington Metro Market Managing Partner.

Monday, October 13, 2014

PwC Wins Partner Innovation Award at Dreamforce 2014

Recognized for outstanding contribution toward customer success

Monday, October 13, 2014

PwC US Names John W. Stadtler as Leader of Financial Services Practice

PwC US today announced the appointment of John W. Stadtler as the leader of the firm’s U.S. Financial Services Industry practice.

Monday, October 13, 2014

PwC Joins New Salesforce Analytics Cloud Ecosystem

PwC demonstrates specialized Analytics Cloud solutions at Dreamforce 2014Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud, is the first cloud analytics platform designed for every business user, making it easier to explore data, uncover new insights and take action instantly from any device

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Michael Alix, Senior Regulator, joins PwC as Financial Services Consulting Risk Leader

Michael Alix has joined PwC as a partner and Financial Services Consulting Risk Leader.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

PwC’s 2014 Annual Corporate Directors Survey Highlights – Executive Compensation and Director Communications

Trends Shaping Governance and the Board of the Future

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Holiday Shopping Spend Forecasted to be Down in 2014 as Shoppers Remain Cautious, According to PwC US and Strategy&

The 2014 holiday shopping season will be characterized by cautious spending, while economic realities bifurcate the American holiday shopper.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

U.S. Industrial Manufacturers Forecast Solid Revenue Growth in Year Ahead, According to PwC’s Q3 Manufacturing Barometer

International outlook dims; Global sentiment at lowest in eight quarters Concerns regarding legislative/regulatory and taxation pressures on the rise

Monday, October 6, 2014

PwC IPO Watch Finds Q3 IPO Market Proceeds Raise $38.1 Billion

The US IPO market continues to demonstrate significant investor interest in initial public offerings (IPOs) in the third quarter of 2014.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

PwC Volunteers Teach 4,000 Students Financial Literacy Lessons Across Los Angeles

Today, more than 400 PwC US partners and staff throughout Los Angeles are coming together with local students and Playworks to teach financial literacy skills to 4,000 elementary students.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

PwC’s 2014 Annual Corporate Directors Survey Highlights – Strategy and Risk Oversight Trends Shaping Governance and the Board of the Future

Boards are dedicating significant attention to their risk oversight responsibilities, as directors set ever higher expectations of themselves.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Security Incidents Continue to Rise in Cost and Frequency While Budgets Decrease, according to PwC, CIO and CSO’s The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2015

PwC US, in conjunction with CIO and CSO magazines, today released The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2015. According to the survey, the number of reported security incidents rose 48 percent this year to 42.8 million – which is the equivalent of 117,339 attacks per day. The survey data also indicates that the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of detected security incidents has increased 66 percent year over year since 2009.

Monday, September 29, 2014

PwC Wins Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year – Global in Cloud Category

Oracle recognizes PwC in delivering specialized solutionsPwC is Grande sponsor of Oracle OpenWorld; Booth #1321

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

PwC’s 2014 Annual Corporate Directors Survey Highlights – IT and Cybersecurity Oversight Trends Shaping Governance and the Board of the Future

Greater director involvement in social media oversight, concern about the Department of Homeland Security/NIST cybersecurity frameworks and increased use of IT consultants are among the trends shaping governance and the board of the future, according to PwC’s 2014 Annual Corporate Directors Survey.

Monday, September 22, 2014

PwC Nashville Signs 10-Year Lease to Occupy New Office Space in The Pinnacle at Symphony Place

PwC US, the professional services firm, announced today that the firm signed a 10-year lease with CBRE Nashville for 10,750 square feet in The Pinnacle at Symphony Place. The firm will occupy the 14th floor of the downtown building that will prominently display PwC signage in the lobby.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Michael Stork Appointed as PwC’s Minneapolis Market Assurance Leader

PwC US today announced the appointment of Michael Stork as the new market assurance leader for the firm’s Greater Minneapolis Market, effective immediately.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PwC Named a Leader in Worldwide Cloud Professional Services in IDC MarketScape Report

PwC US announces that PwC was named a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cloud Professional Services 2014 Vendor Analysis report.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PwC’s Risk Assurance Practice Expands its Data Protection and Privacy Capabilities

PwC US today announced that its Data Protection and Privacy practice within its Risk Assurance division has significantly expanded its team and service offerings. The latest additions to the already strong & deep team build on the notable talent acquired during the firm’s recent acquisition of Minnesota Privacy Consultants, among them Jay Cline, MPC’s founder and president, now a principal in PwC’s Data Protection and Privacy practice.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Governance Trends Shaping the Board of the Future – Board Priorities and Practices

Evolving trends in board priorities and practices, as well as activist shareholders becoming even more active, were among the issues directors expressed their views about in PwC’s 2014 Annual Corporate Directors Survey.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

PwC’s Health Research Institute Analyzes Rise of Retail Health Coverage

Major shift coming as employers opt out of providing healthcare coverage for employees and health insurance moves toward a direct-to-consumer model

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Governance Trends Shaping the Board of the Future – Diversity and Performance

First segment of PwC’s Annual Corporate Directors Survey sheds light on changing governance landscape

Friday, September 5, 2014

PwC to Propose Open Source EHR System to the Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization Program

PwC bid proposes an IT transformation to help improve quality and efficiency of healthcare for U.S. military families and veterans

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

PwC Minneapolis Invests in Youth Education with Four Local Organizations

Firm Invests More Than 6,400 hours to Minneapolis Non-Profit Organizations PwC Charitable Foundation Donates $90,000 to Local Organizations, Part of Earn Your Future Commitment to Youth Education

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Procurement Fraud, Bribery, and Corruption Pose a Serious Challenge for Global Automotive Companies, finds PwC 2014 Global Economic Crime Study

Economic crime in the automotive industry is on the rise with 28 percent of the automotive respondents reporting that their companies experienced an incident of economic crime, up slightly from 25 percent in 2011.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

PwC Study Reveals Opportunities for Oil & Gas Companies to Capture More Value from Land Organizations

Oil & Gas Land Management Benchmarking Study Provides Insights into Successful Performance Drivers and Operating Models for Land Management

Monday, August 25, 2014

Acceleration in Group Bookings to Drive Highest Occupancy Levels in 20 Years, Says PwC US

An updated lodging forecast released today by PwC US anticipates stronger occupancy gains in 2014, setting the stage for 2015, during which PwC US anticipates the highest occupancy levels in 20 years.

Monday, August 25, 2014


Venture capital (VC) funding for the Life Sciences sector, which includes Biotechnology and Medical Devices, reached $2.5 billion in 195 deals for the second quarter of 2014, according to a new report.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

PwC Named a Leader in Worldwide Strategy Consulting Services in IDC MarketScape Report

PwC US was named a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Strategy Consulting Services 2014 Vendor Assessment report. According to the report, “clients indicate they consider PwC to be better than many of its peers at maximizing the value of a project and integrating its project team with the client’s.”

Thursday, August 7, 2014

PwC US Appoints Terri McClements as Managing Partner of the Washington Metro Market

U.S. Human Capital Leader to Lead 3,200 Professionals Based in the Washington Metro Market

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Second Quarter Technology M&A Thrives amid Improving Macroeconomic Conditions with Announced Deals Signalling a Strong Second Half of 2014, says PwC US

Software and Internet Deals Thrive while Hardware and Semiconductor Sectors Drive Increasing Deal Values

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Power and Utilities Industry Second Quarter 2014 Deal Value Reaches Highest Level since 2011, According to PwC US

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the North American power and utilities industry increased significantly on a volume and value basis in the second quarter of 2014, both as compared to the previous quarter and year-over-year, according to PwC US’ quarterly deals snapshot North American Power & Utilities Deals: Q2 2014.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Private-Company Leaders’ Bright Economic Outlook Spurs Stronger Capital Investment, Latest PwC Survey Finds

• Nearly three in five private companies are confident about the U.S. economy, continuing their 18-month optimism streak. • More than one-third of them plan major new capital investments, the highest percentage in over two years.• The majority of private companies also plan to increase headcount, but minimally, via targeted hiring.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Industrial Products M&A Activity Surges in Second Quarter, According to PwC US

Average deal value rises substantiallyCross-border deals picking up as risk tolerance risesFinancial investors playing greater role in Industrial Products M&A activity

Thursday, July 31, 2014

PwC and IRRC Institute Release New Cybersecurity Report; Offers Investors Strategies to Evaluate Risk Amid Opaque Corporate Disclosures

A new report from PwC US and the Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRCi) indicates that while companies must disclose significant cyber risks, those disclosures rarely provide differentiated or actionable information.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

PwC Commits to Future in Downtown Seattle with Signing of Long-term Lease

PwC US today announced the firm’s commitment to its future in downtown Seattle by signing a 12-year lease in their current location, the US Bank Centre, located at 1420 Fifth Avenue.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

U.S. Oil & Gas Deal Value and Volume Increased Substantially in the Second Quarter of 2014, According to PwC US

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the oil and gas industry increased substantially in terms of value and volume in the second quarter of 2014 compared to both the prior quarter and the second quarter of last year, according to PwC US.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Second Quarter 2014 Retail & Consumer M&A Activity Significantly Outperforms Q2 2013, According to PwC US

U.S. retail and consumer merger & acquisition (M&A) activity during the second quarter of 2014 was driven by eight multibillion dollar transactions, anchored by the food and beverage (including alcohol and retailing) sectors, exceeding year-over-year deal value by 104 percent and volume by 52 percent, according to PwC’s U.S. retail and consumer deals insights Q2 2014 report released today.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

PwC’s Risk Assurance Practice Names Seth Rosensweig as Principal in its Advanced Risk & Compliance Analytics Practice


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Transformative Deals Drive Surge in Deal Value in First Half of 2014, According to PwC

Transactions valued at $10 billion or more account for approximately 50 percent of deal valueBusinesses look to align core strengths with shifting global dynamics in search for growth