History (1981-1990)

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1981 Representation agreement in Canada with Doane Raymond (now Grant Thornton LLP). View the videoclip (in french only)
1981 1981 An international representation agreement was reached with Grant Thornton International, one of the largest independently-held and managed international networks of public accountant and management consulting firms.
1981 1981 An alliance was formed with a division of the Mercure Béliveau et Associés group to create Raymond, Chabot, Fafard, Gagnon, Inc., Trustees and Raymond Chabot Martin Paré Inc., Turnaround Management Services. This marked the start of our turnaround and bankruptcy services, an industry in which the Firm would go on to become a leader.
1982 1982 A merger with Bélanger, L’Houmeau, Sureau & Associés, Chartered Accountants, a firm with offices in Val-d’Or, Amos, La Sarre, Lebel-sur-Quévillon, Rouyn-Noranda, Senneterre and Ville-Marie, allowed the Firm to serve the Abitibi-Témiscamingue territory for the first time in its history. In the coming years, numerous office openings (1987), client buyouts (2002) and mergers (2006) would eventually form what today is the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region.
1984 1984 The Firm secured its presence in the Lower Saint-Lawrence and Gaspé regions thanks to its merger with Corriveau, Bujold, Lavoie, Madore & Associés, Chartered Accountants, a firm with offices in Rivière-du-Loup, Chandler, La Pocatière, Matane, Montmagny, New Richmond and Sainte-Anne-des-Monts. During the next few years, a flurry of acquisitions (1986, 1990), office openings (1986, 1988, 1989), mergers (1987, 1994, 1996, 2007) and client buyouts (1995, 1998, 2001, 2002) would eventually form what today is the Lower-Saint-Lawrence—Gaspé region.
1986 1986 The Firm established a foothold in the Eastern Townships, more precisely, the cities of Sherbrooke, Asbestos, Coaticook, Cowansville, Lac-Mégantic, Magog, Richmond, Stanstead and Weedon, thanks to its merger with Bélanger Hébert, Chartered Accountants. In the next few years, a series of mergers (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 2002, 2004, 2006) and client buyouts (1995, 2005, 2006) would eventually form what today is the Eastern Townships region.
1990 1990 At the start of the 1990s, the Firm’s professional fees surpassed the $100M.