Firm history

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1849

On 24 December, Samuel Lowell Price opens an accounting office in London, at  5  Gresham Street. This office is the origin of the Firm.

1854

William Cooper opens an office in London which seven years later becomes Coopers Brothers.

1864

Edwin Waterhouse joins the new Price Waterhouse as partner.

1929

Price Waterhouse is established in Spain.

1963

The initiative of a group of Swiss professionals leads  to the establishment of Hispano Suiza de Revisión in Barcelona in order to provide audit and tax advisory services to Spanish subsidiaries of international clients. Later on, the name changes to Revispana y Coopers & Lybrand S.A.

1997

Coopers&Lybrand and Price Waterhouse announce their merger plan.

1998

(May) The European Commission authorises the merger (July). The merger on 1 July of the Spanish firms  Coopers & Lybrand and Price Waterhouse into a global giant without precedent is hailed as a historic milestone: PricewaterhouseCoopers.

2002

PricewaterhouseCoopers spins off its Systems Consulting Division.

2004

José Luis Madariaga is appointed Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers Spain.

2006

Carlos Mas is appointed Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers Spain.

2015

Gonzalo Sánchez is appointed Chairman of PwC Spain.