Case Study

PricewaterhouseCoopers merger (A)

11 pages
December 2000
Reference: IMD-3-0948

On September 18, 1997 Price Waterhouse (PW) and Coppers & Lybrand announced their plans to merge. This merger created the world’s largest professional services firm, with US $11.8 billion in revenues and 130,000 employees in over 150 countries. Observers predicted the inevitability of a conflict of interest between the two merging companies. This case discusses the challenges faced by the two companies in concluding a successful merger, as well as the reaction by the market, competitors, and general public.

Mergers and Acquisitions, Professional Services, Consultancy, Management Consulting, Accounting, Accountancy, Integration
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© 2000
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