History & milestones

Our Heritage

PwC was created by the merger of two firms - Price Waterhouse & Coopers and Lybrand - each with historical roots going back some 150 years.

1849 Samuel Lowell Price sets up a business in London
1854 William Cooper establishes his own practice in London, which seven years later becomes Coopers Brothers
1865 Price, Hoyland and Waterhouse join forces in partnership
1874 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.
1921 Both Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand open an office in Brussels
1957 Coopers 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.
1990 Coopers & Lybrand and Deloitte Haskins & Sells merged in a number of countries around the world, including in Belgium.
1998 Worldwide merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand created PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
2002 Sale of PwC consulting to IBM.
2010 PricewaterhouseCoopers becomes PwC, along with launching a new logo and brand identity.
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