PricewaterhouseCoopers was 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 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. In seven years the company's 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 is 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 creates PricewaterhouseCoopers.

In Slovenia

1993 At the beginning of the year 1993 Respecta d.o.o. was formed as audit company.
1993 Respecta's stakeholders structure changed and the company renamed into Coopers & Lybrand
1998        With the worldwide merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand PricewaterhouseCoopers Slovenia is formed.
2011   Implementation of our global brand from PricewaterhouseCoopers to PwC. PwC Slovenia currently employs 81 people and has two partners in our Ljubljana office.
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