New Zealand

History 

The KPMG NZ story started in the mid 19th Century with J Gilfillian setting up practice to provide accounting services to the top of the North Island.
Through local mergers and international connections, Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co was formed in 1983. KPMG's global network of member firms was formed in 1987 when Peat Marwick International and Klynveld Main Goerdeler merged along with their respective member firms.
 
On Feb 1st 1996, as part of a worldwide initiative within our global practice, our name changed to KPMG.
 
KPMG New Zealand's Auckland and Wellington offices merged on 1 January 1998.
 
In 2000 KPMG NZ merged with Kensington Swan, to establish KPMG Legal.  KPMG Legal reverted back to Kensington Swan in 2003 but we continue to work closely with them. 
 
During 2000 the consulting division of KPMG NZ was sold to KPMG Consulting Inc (KCI), an American consulting practice (now known as BearingPoint).
 
 

History of KPMG International

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