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

The KPMG network was formed in 1987.

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

In 1891, William Barclay Peat assumed leadership of a London accounting firm, and renamed it William Barclay Peat & Company.

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.

Evolution of our logo

The KPMG logo has evolved through decades of change and development, from the time of its inception in 1897 in the United States.Read more about the journey behind the changes here.

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