Dba boosts HLB’s French connection

PARIS-BASED DBA has become the latest firm to swell the ranks of global network HLB International.

HLB International came 14th in the 2014 Accountancy Age Top 20 Networks survey and boasted a $1.68bn (£1.04bn)  combined turnover – up 7% on 2013.

Dba provides audit & accounting as well as advisory services to national and multi-national clients ranging from family-owned businesses to listed companies. The firm has particular expertise in the banking & insurance, real estate and renewable energy sectors.

Established in 2005, Dba has 130 staff and €14m (£11.2m) fee income.

Arnaud Laplanche, managing partner of Dba, said: “Joining the HLB International network is a great development opportunity for our group and our staff in France and internationally.

“Dba’s development since its creation has rested on the establishment of a dynamic environment of partners and fellow professionals bringing ever more expertise and ‘on demand’ services to our clients. For us, joining HLB means reinforcing this stragegy. ”

HLB International already several French member firms in its family – HLB Magnin Gecors, HLB Groupe Cofimé, HLB Fiprovex, HLB Maupard Fiduciaire, COGEP and Inkipio.

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