Established by Horwath & Horwath
in 1915, Crowe Global, ranked as the eighth largest global accounting network,
now consists of more than 200 independent accounting and advisory services
firms in close to 130 countries around the world.
1915 –Horwath & Horwath
established in New York by two
immigrants from Budapest – Edmond and Ernest Horwath. Business focused on food
and lodging sector.
1921 – Reputation in market grows. Launch leading accountancy
publications ‘Alarm Clock’ and ‘Food Market List’ and ‘Hotel Accounting. Firm
continues to grow.
1924 – Established a university training program for accountants in the
1950s – Diversify into healthcare. Accounting, audit and tax
1960 – Horwath & Horwath International established to develop
international business and relationships throughout member firms. Consulting
services formally offered to clients.
1963 – 21 member firms, 21 countries, 15 offices in the US, 4 offices in
1967 – Merger with Laventhol Krekstein Griffith & Co – becoming
Laventhol & Horwath. First international annual meeting – 30 member firms,
30 countries – regional groups formed.
1972 – 13th largest international accounting organization in the world
1984 – International tax planning manual published.
1989 – Firm name simplified to Horwath International.
1991 – Crowe Chizek, a Midwest accounting firm, joined the network.
1992 – EU formed. Network expands into new market – Eastern Europe.
1994 – First international accounting organization to have a Chinese
1996 -- Horwath ACF was created since then has grown to become one of
the best accounting firm in Tunisia.
2001 – Development of Pinnacle brand identity.
2005 – Over 100 member firms and nearly 20,000 people across the globe.
2008 – Member firms voted to change the firm’s name to Crowe Horwath
2016 – 750 offices in 130 countries with 33,000 people. 9th largest
accounting network in the world.
2017 – Crowe Horwath network grows to become the 8th largest network in
the world with over 765 offices in 130 countries and 35,000 people.
2018 – David Mellor from UK representative firm takes over from Kevin
McGrath as CEO of the network and member
firms voted again to change the firm’s name to Crowe Global.