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History 

KPMG was formed in 1987 with the merger of Peat Marwick International (PMI) and Klynveld Main Goerdeler (KMG) and their individual member firms. Spanning three centuries, the organization's history can be traced through the names of its principal founding members - whose initials form the name "KPMG."

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Piet Klynveld  Peat Marwick  Goerdeler 

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

P for Peat.
William Barclay Peat founded the accounting firm William Barclay Peat & Co. in London in 1870. 

M for Marwick.
James Marwick founded the accounting firm Marwick, Mitchell & Co. with Roger Mitchell in New York City in 1897.  

G for Goerdeler.
Dr. Reinhard Goerdeler was for many years chairman of Deutsche Treuhand-Gesellschaft and later chairman of KPMG. He is credited with laying much of the groundwork for the KMG merger.

  

1867

 

Robert Fletcher establishes accountancy firm which later becomes Peat Marwick Mitchell

 

1870

 

William Barclay Peat joins firm

1877

 

Thomson McLintock opens office in Glasgow

1897

 

Marwick Mitchell & Co established in New York

1925

 

Peat and Marwick Mitchell & Co join to create a transatlantic firm

1979

 

Thomson McLintock forms KMG, a grouping of independent national practices to create a strong European-based international firm

1987

 

The two firms merge worldwide to create one firm, KPMG; in April in the UK, Peat Marwick McLintock is born

1990

 

January, name amended to highlight the international strength of the firm: KPMG Peat Marwick McLintock

1991

 

October, McLintock name is dropped to create KPMG Peat Marwick  

1994

 

July, UK firm announces intention to explore incorporation

1995

 

6th February, the UK firm shortens its name to KPMG  

1995

 

October, KPMG Audit Plc formed, which undertakes our publicly quoted and regulated financial service audit practice

2002

 

KPMG in the UK becomes a limited liability partnership

2007

 

KPMG Europe LLP launched on 1 October 2007. It is a new UK. registered LLP, with its head office in Frankfurt

KPMG Europe LLP Annual Report 2012

KPMG Europe LLP Annual Report 2012

 

Please click the links below for more information on the KPMG Europe LLP Annual Report 2012 or to download a PDF copy of the report.

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