PricewaterhouseCoopers ranked as Global Leader in Business Advisory Services and Management Consulting, according to Kennedy



    PwC ranks No. 1 in Business Advisory Services and Management Consulting

    TORONTO, April 2 /CNW/ - Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory, the
leading research and advisory firm, has ranked PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
number one in Business Advisory Services and Management Consulting in its
Global Consulting Marketplace 2008-2011 report. PwC was also ranked third in
the Human Resources Consulting practice area according to the study. The
annual report reflects Kennedy's analysis of the global consulting
marketplace, estimated at approximately $300 billion in 2007.
    This latest report and ranking confirms PwC's strong market position as a
leading provider of Business Advisory Services and Management Consulting. With
over 25,000 Advisory professionals around the world, PwC works collaboratively
with over 80% of the world's Fortune 500 companies.
    "At PwC, we're working with our clients to help them safely navigate
through a very difficult economic climate," says Daniel McPhee, leader of PwC
Canada's Business Consulting services. "We're providing practical, cost
effective and strategic solutions to help organizations find opportunities
amidst uncertainty, and to implement sustainable changes that can transform
and improve their business today-and for the long term."
    According to the Kennedy report, PwC's size and high potential for growth
make it well positioned to serve clients during current conditions such as the
recession, the decline in the M&A market and the maturing global consulting
market.
    McPhee adds: "Our approach to the market is to bring our clients the
benefit of our capabilities across our Advisory, Tax and Assurance
businesses-bringing the "right" team of professionals to bear on the client's
issues. It's not only our size that sets us apart from other firms, it's our
depth of experience and ability to help clients across a range of industries
find the right solution."
    Kennedy's Global Consulting Marketplace report is produced annually and
provides a full spectrum analysis of the consulting marketplace. Included are
the drivers that shape client demand, market trends, market size and growth,
and analysis of the consulting landscape and its leading players.
    Source: Kennedy, "Global Consulting Marketplace 2008-2011"; (C) Kennedy
Information; used with permission.

    About PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada's Advisory Services

    PricewaterhouseCoopers' business consulting professionals provide clients
with the confidence to succeed by helping them anticipate, create and manage
change. Whether clients are proactively implementing change or reacting to an
unplanned event, we leverage our firm's resources, deep industry experience
and functional acumen. We address issues impacting our clients across the
areas of operations, finance, controls, technology, risk, acquisitions,
divestitures, restructuring, financing and merger integration.

    About PricewaterhouseCoopers

    PricewaterhouseCoopers (www.pwc.com) provides industry-focused assurance,
tax and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its
clients and their stakeholders. More than 155,000 people in 153 countries
across our network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop
fresh perspectives and practical advice. In Canada, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
(www.pwc.com/ca) and its related entities have more than 5,200 partners and
staff in offices across the country.
    "PricewaterhouseCoopers" refers to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an Ontario
limited liability partnership, or, as the context requires, the
PricewaterhouseCoopers global network or other member firms of the network,
each of which is a separate and independent legal entity.





For further information:

For further information: Carolyn Forest, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP,
(416) 814-5730, carolyn.forest@ca.pwc.com; Nina Godard, PricewaterhouseCoopers
LLP, (416) 941-8383 x 13520, nina.godard@ca.pwc.com

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