Our history

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PricewaterhouseCoopers has been created by the merger of two networks of 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

1913 — Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte opens office in St. Petersburg

1916 — Price, Waterhouse & Co opens office in Petrograd

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

1989 — Price Waterhouse opens Representative Office in Moscow

1990 — Coopers & Lybrand opens office in Moscow

1998 — Worldwide merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand to create PricewaterhouseCoopers

2010 — PwC has refreshed its branding. The new branding includes a simplified logo consisting of the initials “pwc” in lower-case type. This formal shortening of the brand name will provide consistency and ease of use for PwC firms around the world

2014 — PwC celebrated twenty five years on the Russian market

2014 — Strategy& was formed on March 31, 2014, when the firm formerly known as Booz & Company combined with PwC to form a new kind of consulting team, offering strategy-through-execution services under one roof.