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INFORMATION ABOUT LISTS OF COMPANIES
WHY SHOULD I PERFORM A MULTI-CRITERIA SEARCH?

You wish to find all companies in the same situation (registered, deregistered, which filed their financial statements, whose executive officer is, etc.).

You wish to obtain a variety of information about these companies.

You wish to order documents concerning these companies.

Several types of searches are available to enable you to obtain :

  • Statistics concerning the number of companies matching the search criteria.
  • A list of companies displayed for which you can order certain related documents (RCS certificate, annual financial statements, etc.).
  • A list of companies in the form of a text file that can be used in Excel (sort, filter, copy/paste).
HOW DO I ACCESS THE LISTS OF COMPANIES ?

On each page of the infogreffe.fr website, a grey flag displayed in the top portion of the screen provides access to the various search methods.

To access the screen to search for a list of companies, click on the « By list of companies » button.

You can then select the type of list to search for : once the new list is selected, the criteria entry page is redisplayed and shows the criteria associated with this list.

WHAT TYPES OF SEARCHES ARE AVAILABLE ?
  • Search for registrations in the RCS.
  • Search for deregistrations from the RCS.
  • Search for companies that filed their financial statements.
  • Search for companies by executive officer.
  • Search for companies which were involved in contingency, court-supervised recovery or liquidation by order of Court proceedings during a given period (in the past 24 months).
  • Search for companies or businesses in court-supervised recovery/liquidation by order of Court that can potentially be sold.
WHICH REGISTRIES ARE INCLUDED IN THESE SEARCHES ?

Company searches are limited to companies registered with the Commercial Court Registries.

As a result, information from the Tribunaux d'Instance (TI) and Tribunaux de Grande Instance (TGI - high civil court) which hear commercial cases, as well as the overseas départements and territories, is not available on the Infogreffe website.

You should send a request by mail to the appropriate Court Registry or contact it by phone at 0891 01 11 11* (free call from your landline except going rate for your operator).

HOW DO I OBTAIN A LIST OF COMPANIES ?

Select list

You may select a pre-defined list from the lists displayed on the screen.

Select search criteria

Based on the list selected, several search criteria must be entered before starting the search (search period, commune, etc.).

In general, the following criteria are displayed :

  • Période de recherche : date de début et date de fin. Cette période pourra être sélectionnée dans un intervalle de 2 ans (historique de 2 ans disponible), avec une date maximale égale à la date du jour - 1 jour.
  • Type of registration : principal and/or secondary
  • At least one of the following four criteria :

    • Name of commune : postal codes and arrondissements should not be entered.
    • Code or name of département.
    • Activity category : the list of categories is provided in a drop-down list.
    • NAF code : the list of NAF codes is provided in a drop-down list.
  • Company's legal status (optional criterion).
  • Revenue range (optional criterion) : the revenue ranges are provided in a drop-down list. If this criterion is entered, companies that never filed financial statements will not be included in the search (for example, recently registered companies, merchants).

Once the required criteria have been selected (and certain optional criteria to narrow the search), you must begin the search to obtain the search results.

Search results

In general, the result obtained is in the form of a quote page :

  • Display of the number of files matching the selected criteria.
  • Quote for preparing the list of results based on the distribution method selected. Currently, orders may be placed using only the view and download distribution methods.

The display of the number of companies found allows you to check the relevance of the criteria selected and to return to the criteria entry page to modify your choices.

The search for the companies matching your search criteria can take some time : please wait until the quote page is displayed.

On this quote page, you may order the list in two forms :

  • View : list of companies along with several other documents in addition to your selection, list of companies which you can print, list of companies which you can sort based on several criteria.
  • Download : list of companies in the form of a text file which can be saved to your computer and later used in Excel.

If the number of companies found is more than 50 and less than or equal to 1000, the only order method available is download.

Beyond 1000 companies, the list cannot be ordered online. You can narrow your search by reducing the search period or by adding selection criteria to reduce the number of companies found.

Some searches result in a free list which is displayed immediately. A « View the enhanced list » link provides access, in any case, to the quote page for ordering these lists in view/download mode.

For these free lists, the maximum number of companies displayed is 100. Beyond 100 companies, the list cannot be displayed online. You can narrow your search by reducing the search period or by adding selection criteria to reduce the number of companies found.

Payment of the order

Once the distribution methods have been selected and the product has been added to your selection using the « Add » button, you can :

  • Complete your order.
  • Enter your delivery information and email address (optional step since the distribution methods are view and download, which do not require this type of information).
  • Enter your order reference (if this information is indicated as required in your profile).
  • Pay for your order by selecting one of the available payment methods.
  • Access your lists on the Documents Ordered page by clicking on the « Consult » and/or « Download » links.

Our suggestion : before completing the order, you can start a new search to obtain a second list and add it to your selection.

Information shown on the enhanced list to order

The following information is displayed for each company :

  • Information about the company (name, RCS identification number, date of registration, full address, company's activity, legal form (as a description), etc.).
  • Information specific to each type of list.

In the file to be downloaded, each piece of information is inserted into a column. The first line of this CSV file consists of the title of each piece of information contained in the file. This line is used as the column heading in the Excel file.

SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS OF EACH LIST

List by executive officer

See description Information about the list of executive officers.

List of registrations in the RCS

This list shows all companies in the RCS registered during a given period. It will display the company's creation at the registry (head office, main or secondary office regardless of the type of registration).

Only those companies registered during the search period and not deregistered are included in the search.

Search criteria specific to the list of registrations in the RCS

The search period may be a maximum period of 3 months between the start and end date.

This list cannot be generated based on revenue ranges.

Price of the list

The price charged is 0,26€ excluding tax (or 0,31€ including tax) per company found plus transmission costs if this list is ordered in download mode : 1,00€ excluding tax.

Information shown on the purchased list

In addition to information about the company, which is included on all lists, the following information is displayed :

  • Activity.
  • Brand.
  • Address of the main office.
  • Start date of operations.

List of deregistrations from the RCS

This list shows all companies in the RCS which were deregistered during a given period. It will display the company's final deregistration (head office, main or secondary office regardless of the type of registration).

Only deregistrations from the Trade Register, and not removals of companies, are included in the search.

Search criteria specific to the list of deregistrations from the RCS

The search period may be a maximum period of 3 months between the start and end date.

This list cannot be generated based on revenue ranges.

Price of the list

The price charged is 0,26€ excluding tax (or 0,31€ including tax) per company found plus transmission costs if this list is ordered in download mode : 1,00€ excluding tax.

Information shown on the purchased list

In addition to information about the company, which is included on all lists, the following information is displayed :

  • Comments related to the company's deregistration..
  • Date of deregistration.
  • Reason for deregistration, if entered by the registry.

List of companies that filed their financial statements

This list shows all head office commercial enterprises not deregistered from the RCS which filed their financial statements during the period entered by the user.

Only the last three fiscal years are included in the search and only the statements filed in the most recent fiscal year are displayed in the list.

Critères de recherche spécifiques à la liste des sociétés ayant déposé leurs comptes

La période de recherche peut porter sur une période maximale de 3 mois entre la date de début et la date de fin.

Au moins un des 2 critères suivants doit être sélectionné : Nom de la Commune et/ou Code ou nom du Département.

Au moins un des 2 critères suivants doit être sélectionné : Famille d'activité et/ou Code NAF

Le type de l'immatriculation (principale ou secondaire) et le statut juridique de l'entreprise ne peuvent pas être sélectionnés pour cette liste, la recherche portant uniquement sur les immatriculations siège des sociétés commerciales.

Price of the list

Prix de la liste

Le prix appliqué est de 0,26 € HT (soit 0,31 € TTC) par entreprise trouvée plus les frais de diligence par voie électronique de 1,95 € HT.

Informations présentes sur la liste enrichie

En plus des informations sur l'entreprise, informations communes à toutes les listes, les informations suivantes sont affichées :

  • Date de dépôt des comptes au Greffe
  • Date de clôture de l'exercice
  • Chiffre d'affaires
  • Résultat
  • Effectif

List of companies in contingency, court-supervised recovery or liquidation by order of Court proceedings

This list shows all companies not deregistered from the RCS (principal or secondary registration) which were involved in contingency, court-supervised recovery or liquidation by order of Court proceedings during the period entered by the user.

Search criteria specific to the list of companies involved in contingency, court-supervised recovery or liquidation by order of Court proceedings

The search period can be a maximum period of 3 months between the start and end date.

A third geographic criterion « Commercial Court » in a drop-down list. This geographic criterion is exclusive of the other two.

The company search can be performed for companies in contingency, court-supervised recovery and/or liquidation by order of Court proceedings.

Those not involved in a contingency, court-supervised recovery or liquidation by order of Court proceeding will be included in the list. If you select the company's status as an optional criterion, you must check « Merchant » to obtain the list of merchants and those not involved in a contingency, court-supervised recovery or liquidation by order of Court proceeding.

Commercial agents are not covered by this list.

List of inaccessible registries

Some Commercial Courts are not accessible for this type of list.

You can view the list of accessible Commercial Courts on the drop-down list displayed on the page for entering search criteria.

Price of the list

The price charged for this list is 1,30€ excluding tax (or 1,55€ including tax) per company found plus transmission costs if this list is ordered in download mode : 1,00€ excluding tax.

Information shown on the enhanced list

In addition to information about the company which is included on all lists, the following judicial information is displayed :

  • Based on the criteria selected :

    • Full address of the office in the selected commune (if a commune was selected).
    • Full address of the main office (if principal registration and commune not entered).
    • Address of the first secondary office which is not deregistered
      (if secondary registration and commune not entered).
  • Status of the proceeding.
  • Date of the decision to open the proceeding.
  • Date of conversion to liquidation.
  • Corresponding notice date(s) in the BODACC (Official Bulletin of Civil and Commercial Announcements).
  • Name and address of the legal representative(s) if company in recovery.
  • Name and address of the "Liquidator" representative(s) if company in liquidation.
  • Indicator to show whether there are assets that can be sold: YES/NO.
  • Financial information.

List of companies or businesses in court-supervised recovery/liquidation by order of Court which can potentially be sold

This list shows all companies not deregistered from the RCS (principal registrations) for which a deadline to submit a purchase offer was set by the court-appointed representative and made known to the registry. This must be a date which has not yet passed.

Search criteria specific to the list of companies and businesses that can potentially be sold

  • No search period is given for this list : the selection concerns only companies for which a court-appointed representative has set a deadline to submit a purchase offer, assuming that this deadline has not yet passed and is known to the registry.
  • The only type of registration allowed is Principal (no choice possible).
  • This list cannot be generated based on legal status.
  • The « Commercial Court » geographic criterion (selected from a drop-down list) allows the search to be performed on an accessible court.
  • The search for companies and businesses than can potentially be sold can be performed on companies in court-supervised recovery or liquidation by order of Court.

List of accessible registries

Some Commercial Courts are not accessible for this type of list.

You can view the list of accessible Commercial Courts on the drop-down list displayed on the page for entering search criteria.

Price of the list

The list is free.

A charge of 1,00€ excluding tax (or 1,20€ including tax) is applied for transmission costs if this list is ordered in download mode.

Information shown on the enhanced list

In addition to information about the company which is included on all lists, the following judicial information is displayed :

  • Status of the proceeding.
  • Date of the decision to open the proceeding.
  • Date of conversion to liquidation.
  • Corresponding notice date(s) in the BODACC (Official Bulletin of Civil and Commercial Announcements).
  • Financial information.
  • In cases where information about a sale has been entered by the registry :

    • Date of filing of inventory.
    • Date of filing of the list of assets to be sold and their description.
    • Deadline for filing the offer.
    • Representative's name, address, telephone, fax, email address and position.

Immediate view of the list

Unlike the other lists, the enhanced list can be viewed from the quote page by pressing the « Immediate view of enhanced list » button : the view pop-up opens immediately and allows you to view companies that match the criteria, view or order the inventory, view the descriptive list of the company being sold and order all information about the proceeding.

This list indicates the companies for which you can submit an offer.

What are the timeframes for submitting an offer ?

In accordance with Article L.621-57 of the Commercial Code, all parties independent of the company may submit offers to purchase the company in order to keep it in business.

NOTE : The offeror is bound by the offer until the court's decision approving the plan is rendered provided that this decision is handed down within one month of the filing of the administrator's report.

If the deadline for filing the offers was set by the representative, you will be advised that, in accordance with Article 103-2 of the decree of 27 January 1985, the Court may set a new deadline for the submission of new offers or the updating of the previously filed offers.

What must the offer include ?

All offers must contain the following information :

  • Accurate description of the assets, rights and contracts included in the offer.
  • Activity and financing forecasts.
  • Price offered, payment terms, capacity of the capital contributors and, if applicable, of the guarantors. If the offer entails use of a loan, it must specify the conditions and in particular the term of the loan.
  • Date on which the sale is to be completed.
  • Level and prospects of employment that the activity will create.
  • Guarantees obtained to ensure the execution of the offer.
  • Forecasts of asset disposals during the first two years following the sale.
  • Term of each commitment made by the offeror.

If the debtor is engaged in a professional occupation subject to a law or regulation or the title of which is protected, the offer must also contain the occupational qualification of the assignee.

The offer may be neither modified, except in a way which is more favorable to the objectives described in paragraph one of Article L. 642-1, nor withdrawn. It binds its author until the court's decision approving the plan is rendered. In case of an appeal of the decision approving the plan, only the assignee remains bound by his offer.

How should the offer be drawn up ?

The offer should be prepared on unstamped paper and sent to the address indicated in the section entitled "TO WHOM SHOULD THE OFFER BE SENT".

Only parties independent of the company may submit an offer.

BE SURE to note the deadline for filing offers if one is indicated.