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History 

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

Founding Partners

In the last three centuries, the organization's history was marked by the names of its principal founding members, whose initials form the name "KPMG."

 

Klynveld

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

 

Peat

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

 

Marwick

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

 

Goerdeler

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