Smart insights to shape your future

Data is one of the key drivers of growth for companies and its reliability is a major asset in the success of their digital transformation: Altares will help you collect, analyse, process and give meaning to it, serving the needs of your business.

About us

As an expert in business information, Altares collects, structures, analyses and enriches B2B data to make it “smart” and facilitate its clients’ decision-making. The group offers expertise across the entire data value chain in financial risk, compliance, sales and marketing and master data management.

Altares is the exclusive partner in France, Benelux and North Africa of Dun & Bradstreet, the world’s leading provider of business data and analytics for nearly 200 years. This makes Altares the trusted partner of executives in all sectors, offering them unprecedented access to its database of  500 million companies in 220 countries.

Altares’ vision “Smart insights to shape your future” is based on four values: trust, commitment, ambition and innovation.


Employees in France


Group Employees (France and Benelux)






D-U-N-S Number.
The world’s only unique business identifier


Business lines
Risk management
Sales & marketing
Data management
Purchase management


companies in our global database


CAC 40 customers in January 2020

32 184

company defaults in France in 2020


beneficial owners in our global database

30 000

data collection sources


daily updates on the global database

Our vision

Thanks to our indicators on your third parties, you can know the risks related to establishing or maintaining a relationship: the failure score allows you to predict the start of collective procedures by a company several months in advance, payment habits allow you to see if your customers, suppliers or prospects are good or bad payers and the compliance score informs you about the good character of your third parties.

Other indicators, such as the appetite score or the business activity score, help you achieve your business objectives.We thereby allow you to see into the future and make informed choices about who you want to do business with.

Our teams are committed to the success of your projects and support you in your approach and quest for sustainable development.

Trust in our history to build your future!

Our mission

Reveal your growth opportunities and protect your business.

Through an in-depth knowledge of your current and future customers, suppliers and partners, we help you make the right choices for your business.Our tailor-made solutions are fully integrated into your strategic and operational decision making process, to support you in your day-to-day work and help you improve your performance.Our BtoB data network is the most extensive in the world so you can be sure of having access to the most recent, complete, relevant and reliable information. Because raw data is difficult to use, you benefit from exclusive Altares indicators and analyses from our teams of experts in Compliance, Risk Management, Master Data Management, and Sales & Marketing to help you in your decision-making.

Our values

Trusting each other

in what we do

Trusting each other
in what we do

We believe that integrity, quality and expertise are the foundations of trust. We trust our ability to generate sustainable success. We trust our teams to work hard every day to collect, process and analyse the data that you provide. We build long-term relationships with our clients in complete transparency.

Being ambitious

for our clients and employees

Customer satisfaction is at the heart of our preoccupations. We innovate and evolve together. We challenge ourselves daily to adapt to each need, each request, each project.

Our values

Committing together

to achieve our vision

All Altares teams are mobilised around projects that enable us to meet our clients’ challenges. We’re proud to belong to a united group and to respond, wherever we are, with the same high standards and commitment to the challenges you entrust to us.


with passion

We keep a close eye on trends, technological innovations and new talent. We want to stay ahead of our market and position ourselves as both a trusted third party and thought leader.

Can we help you?

As an expert in business information, Altares collects, structures, analyses and enriches BtoB data to make it “smart” and facilitate decision-making for the general and operational management of businesses. The group offers its expertise across the entire data value chain. As the exclusive partner in France, Benelux and North Africa of Dun & Bradstreet, the leading international BtoB information network, Altares positions itself as the partner of choice for large companies, SMEs and public organisations, offering them privileged access to its databases on 500 million companies in 220 countries.
Created in 1841, Dun & Bradstreet’s name was “The Mercantile Agency”. This American company specialised in publishing corporate data. Recognising the need for a centralised credit reporting system, Lewis Tappan, its founder, wanted to create a network of correspondents providing reliable and objective credit information, to those who subscribed to this “information base”. Altares has been a partner of the Dun & Bradstreet group since 2004, with the merger of Dun & Bradstreet France and BIL (Bureau d’Informations Légales). A few years later, the company took on its current name.
CSR is part of Altares’ strategy and aims to ensure that the company assumes its responsibility towards the planet and society, and that it integrates social and environmental concerns into its business activities and relationships with its stakeholders.
Big Data, Data intelligence, NPL, business intelligence and compliance make sense to you, and make up the daily life of Altares’ teams! To develop new products and solutions, and to continue to innovate and to support the group’s growth, Altares is recruiting various profiles in the fields of Marketing, Data, IT development and Sales. If you believe data is at the heart of the digital transformation of companies, join them!

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