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History 

The KPMG network was formed in 1987 when Peat Marwick International and Klynveld Main Goerdeler merged along with their respective member firms.

Principal founding members

There were four key figures in the formation of KPMG. They are the founding members of the present organization.

Klynveld

Piet Klynveld founded the accounting firm Klynveld Kraayenhof & Co in Amsterdam in 1917.

Peat

William Barclay Peat founded the accounting firm Peat & Co in London.

Marwick

James Marwick established the accounting firm Marwick, Mitchell & Co in New York City in 1897.

Goerdeler

Dr. Reinhard Goerdeler was the first president of the International Federation of Accountants and a chairman of KMG. He is credited with laying the foundations of the Klynveld Main Goerdeler merger.