PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) is one of the "Big Four" auditors (with KPMG, Ernst & Young and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu). PwC evolved from a partnership formed in 1865 between Samuel Price, William Holyland, and Edwin Waterhouse, called Price Waterhouse. The company was renamed Price Waterhouse & Co. in 1874, and in 1998 merged with Coopers & Lybrand to form Price Waterhouse Coopers.  PricewaterhouseCoopers serves both public and private clients in 29 industries. 
PricewaterhouseCoopers, along with Ernst & Young, was chosen by the U.S. Treasury to help oversee the TARP $700 billion bailout plan. PwC was tasked with setting up TARP's internal controls.   Both firms signed contracts to work with the Treasury until Sept. 30, 2011.
PwC has a history that dates back to the nineteenth century. Each accounting practice originated in London during the mid-1800s.
Products and Services
PwC's services include: auditing and assurance; consulting; business recovery and restructuring; corporate finance; mergers & acquisitions; human resources and taxes.
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