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.

Keywords
Mergers and Acquisitions, Professional Services, Consultancy, Management Consulting, Accounting, Accountancy, Integration
Settings
Global
1997
Type
Published Sources
Copyright
© 2000
Available Languages
English
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