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WHO WE ARE

Whether you are a listed or large company, an owner managed business (OMB), a Small to Medium sized Enterprise (SME) or a private individual, RETOUT International Business Services (IBS) offers comprehensive capabilities to guide foreign stakeholders, through all aspects of their setting up or strategic development in France & Europe.

RETOUT IBS has been specifically designed as a dedicated platform to assist foreign Companies & Investors with their French inbound investments and business strategy, assisting them in smoothly navigating a path through a passionate yet challenging journey.

Composed of several multicultural professionals (well versed in english, chinese, japanese), RETOUT IBS provides its foreign Clients with a comprehensive range of services to guide them through all aspects of their abroad investments :

  • help them conduct studies about the opportunities of entering the market, and analyzing the investment context
  • highlight the business environment, the accounting framework, the audit, and the taxation differences between the country of origin and France
  • explain companies and individuals their tax obligations, and provide payroll services & social assistance
  • adapt & implement their financial procedures to local accounting principles, and international financial reporting standards
  • advise on inbound/outbound cross-border M&A matters, as well as a variety of other corporate issues
  • help clients identify international acquisition targets and all related compliance work
  • connect clients with our experts though direct contacts, playing a critical role as a point of contact on the ground

WHAT WE DO

With a tailored expertise dedicated to Asian stakeholders, RETOUT IBS offers a full range of services dedicated to foreign companies wanting to set up, build a partnership or expand in France.

Our teams are made of bilingual multicultural experts, with deep experience and technical acumen (technical expertise or business acumen). We will meet your needs at every stage of your Process through an enhanced platform.

  • Book keeping assistance
  • Annual financial statements/ accounts preparation
  • Tax return preparation
  • Review & Annual reporting
  • Setting up reporting to comply under French GAAP, IFRS and other GAAP reporting set up
  • Accounting documents monthly processing
  • Balance sheet, profit and loss & cash flow statement

  • Statutory audit for mergers
  • Reporting package for group consolidation needs audit
  • Due diligence
  • IFRS adoption assistance
  • Internal control review

Strategic financial operations dedicated to small & mid-size market (SME), including domestic and cross border transactions
(acquisitions – mergers – build-ups / spin-offs / carve-outs – disposals)

  • Targets screening (independent targets, additional or complementary business lines to create synergies…)
  • Negotiation & Finance planning
  • Funds raising (Debt & Equity)
  • Stakeholders coordination (lawyers, auditors, third parties…) & Closing
  • Valuation

  • Support for administrative formalities
  • Boards of directors and Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Legal issue help
  • Pricing transfer

  • Payroll and social security assistance
  • Employee registration (with French authorities)
  • Executive officer contract
  • Remuneration management tax optimization
  • Annual personal income tax return of foreign employees

A DEDICATED TEAM

Our cross-disciplinary team strives to meet the full spectrum of specific issues faced by companies when they want to grow internationally.

We apply our multicultural sensitivity to find the best operational solutions for our Clients regarding their Foreign outbound investments, in line with the applicable legislation, regulations and market standards.

Through a continuous new skills improvement, our team adapts its expertise to precisely address the issues and focus on our Clients’ needs, with a commitment to serve effectively and cost efficiently, by offering practical, timely and business-focused solutions.

We strongly believe in Listening to people – Building close relationship – Pushing Integrity to deliver real and reliable value to all of our Clients.

We are available to meet your business development requirements but also your day-to-day management necessities, always accessible to provide you with the most relevant advice whenever needed.

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Jean-Paul
RETOUT

Chartered Accountant
Chairman & Founder

Jean-Paul RETOUT

Graduate of the Paris-Sorbonne University, Jean-Paul is a chartered accountant and a statutory auditor. During his career at GRANT THORNTON, he acquired a strong experience in audit and transaction services provided to listed companies in industry and the services, both in France and abroad. He founded Retout Group in 2000.

  • Ph.D in Management sciences, Paris Sorbonne university
  • Post graduate degree in Financial Management (DEA), Paris Sorbonne University
  • Master’s Degree in Finance and Accountancy, Paris Sorbonne University
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Graduate of the Paris-Sorbonne university, Jean-Paul is a chartered accountant and a statutory auditor. During his career at GRANT THORNTON, he acquired vast experience in audit and transaction services provided to listed companies in industry and the services, both in France and abroad. He founded Retout Group in 2000.

  • Ph.D in Management sciences, Paris Sorbonne university
  • Post graduate degree in Financial Management (DEA), Paris Sorbonne university
  • Master’s degree in Finance and Accountancy, Paris Sorbonne university
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Cédric
KONOPKA

CEO

Cédric KONOPKA

Graduated from Paris-Dauphine University and SKEMA Business School, Cedric has 14 years of experience in the M&A industry. His track record within a french M&A boutique or the Paris-Ile de France Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIP) involves many M&A advisory missions & business development either for Groups, SMEs or Entrepreneurs. Passionate about Asia, Cedric is very knowledgeable about Chinese & Japanese culture, society and corporate organization. He joined Retout Group in 2018, in charge of developing the International Business Services branch.

  • SKEMA Business School
  • PARIS DAUPHINE University (Master’s Degree in Technology & Innovation Management)
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Graduated from Paris-Dauphine University and SKEMA Business School, Cedric has 14 years of experience in the M&A industry. His track record within a french M&A boutique or the Paris-Ile de France Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIP) involves many M&A advisory missions & business development either for Groups, SMEs or Entrepreneurs. Passionate about Asia, Cedric is very knowledgeable about Chinese & Japanese culture, society and corporate organization. He joined Retout Group in 2018, in charge of developing the International Business Services branch.

  • SKEMA Business School
  • PARIS DAUPHINE University (Master’s Degree in Technology & Innovation Management)
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David
SZULMAN

Chartered Accountant
Partner

David SZULMAN

David is a chartered accountant and a statutory auditor. Graduated from Paris-Dauphine University and Skema Business School, he began his career with PwC in 2000.

  • Master’s Degree in Finance and Accountancy, Paris Dauphine University
  • Master’s Degree in tax, SKEMA Business School
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David is a chartered accountant and a statutory auditor. Graduated from Paris-Dauphine university and Skema business school, he began his career with PwC in 2000.

  • Master’s degree in Finance and Accountancy, Paris Dauphine university
  • Master’s degree in tax, SKEMA Business School
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Naoko
ZEGGAR

Japan Desk Supervisor

Naoko ZEGGAR

Naoko started her career in the Ministry of Foreign Affaires of Japan in 1992: Permanent Delegation of Japan to the United Nations (Geneva), Field coordinator for Rwanda, Embassy of Japan in France (Paris). She has been an assistant of French prestige wine trading since 1999 as well as a coordinator of several Arts & Business meetings for foreigners. After working for 10 years in Caderas Martin (CPA) in Paris for the Japan Desk, Naoko joined Retout Group in 2016, and has been in charge of the Japanese contacts.

  • Graduated from Sophia (JOCHI) University (Tokyo)
  • French Studies & International Relationship in 1992
  • Graduate diploma in Musicology in Rouen University & Ecole normale de musique de Paris as an International Rotary Foundation’s scholarship student.
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Naoko started her careers in the Ministry of Foreign Affaires of Japan in 1992: Permanent Delegation of Japan to the United Nations (Geneva), Field coordinator for Rwanda, Embassy of Japan in France (Paris). She has been an assistant of French prestige wine trading since 1999 as well as a coordinator of several Arts & Business meetings for foreigners. After working for 10 years in Caderas Martin (CPA) in Paris for Japan Desk, Naoko joined Retout Group in 2016 and is charge of Japanese contacts.

  • Graduated from Sophia (JOCHI) University (Tokyo)
  • French studies & International Relationship in 1992
  • Graduate diploma in Musicology in Rouen University & Ecole normale de musique de Paris as an International Rotary Foundation’s scholarship student.
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Yuhua
CHEN

China & Southeast Asia Desk Coordinator

Yuhua CHEN

Yuhua’s dual culture, Chinese and French, allows her to better understand and advise Chinese companies as part of their investment strategy, joint venture or business acquisitions in France or Europe.

  • Master’s Degree in Accounting, Audit and Control, IAE
  • Degree in Business Administrations, Accounting and Finance, Guangxi University of Finance and Economics
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Yuhua’s dual culture, Chinese and French, allows her to better understand and advise Chinese companies as part of their investment strategy, joint venture or business acquisitions in France or Europe.

  • Master’s degree in Accounting, Audit and Control, IAE
  • Degree in Business Administrations, Accounting and Finance, Guangxi University of Finance and Economics
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+33 (0)1 55 80 70 26
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Mamadou
DIOP

Chartered Accountant
Africa Desk Coordinator

Mamadou DIOP

Mamadou is a chartered accountant. Graduated from Amiens Business School, he began his career with Fiduciaire Richard et Associés and joined Retout Group in 2013.

  • Master’s Degree in Accounting, Audit and Management control, Amiens Business School
  • Master’s Degree in Finance and Accountancy, IAE Amiens
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Mamadou is a chartered accountant. Graduated from Amiens Business School, he began his career with Fiduciaire Richard et Associés and joined Retout Group in 2013.

  • Master’s degree in Accounting, Audit and Management control, Amiens Business School
  • Master’s degree in Finance and Accountancy, IAE Amiens
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Sandrine
de ANDRADE

Supervisor

Sandrine de ANDRADE

Sandrine is the supervisor and the head of Europe in the Retout Groupe which she joined in 2005.

  • Master’s Degree in Finance and Accountancy
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Sandrine is a supervisor and head of Europe in Retout Groupe. She joined Retout Group in 2005.

  • Master’s degree in Finance and Accountancy
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REFERENCES

Discover our references and testimonials from our Clients who trust RETOUT IBS.

Cointreau
Rémy Cointreau
Cognac, liqueurs & spirits
Europe
Varitronix
Varitronix
Industrial & automotive displays
China
Dell
Dell
Computer technology
Europe
Derik
Derik Industrial Inc.
Primary beauty packaging
China
Oleon
Oleon
Oleochemicals
Europe
Younan Properties
Younan Properties
Real Estate
USA
Sizmek
Sizmek
Digital / Media
Europe
La Grande Maison Younan Collection
La Grande Maison Younan Collection
Luxury Properties
Europe

RETOUT GROUP

As an independent and human sized firm, Retout Group is focused on delivering value in meeting our clients’ needs – ranging from SME’s, OMB’s, Entrepreneurs, as well as the largest international groups.

With its fifty-member team distributed among five legal entities and five geographic locations in France, the Group provides a broad scope of services to French and foreign companies in the areas of statutory & contractual auditing, accounting & chartered accountancy, tax and business advisory services.

Our multi-disciplinary teams put our know-how at your disposal within the framework of our traditional, as well as more customized, missions.

Accounting
Fleches bas gauche
  • Accounting & Consulting
  • Outsourcing
We enable your company to focus on its business by delegating the completion of your non-strategic tasks to external service providers.
Auditing
Fleche bas milieu
  • Financial Statement Audit
We ensure the reliability of financial data shared with third parties.
Advisory
Fleche bas droite
  • International Business Services
  • M&A Small-MidCap
  • Start-up Advisory
We offer companies support and consulting services designed to promote and implement sound decision-making (M&A matters, outbound investment, offices setting up in France, assistance of project leaders in their innovative projects/ business start-ups…)

CONTACT US

Retout IBS

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Paris

22, rue Boissière
75016 PARIS
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Paris

160, rue Montmartre
75002 PARIS
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Lyon

47, rue de la république
69002 LYON
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