20 Feb 2019

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton advises Olly Fresco’s Canada on a growth capital financing transaction

Olly Fresco’s is a leading prepared food market concept, geared towards urban core professionals with a mission to be the neighbourhood’s “go to” breakfast and lunch favourite.

In 2009, they opened their first location in Calgary. Today, they have grown to 11 locations across the country in Canada’s busiest urban business centres while serving over 20,000 customers daily.

Olly Fresco’s offers prepared hot meals and sandwiches, vegan food and other made-to-order lunches and dinners, all provided in an efficient check-in-to-check-out experience.

The Company will use the capital obtained to accelerate its expansion plan across Canada and plans to more than double the number of stores by 2020.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton acted as exclusive financial advisor to Olly Fresco’s Canada.

‘’Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton accompanied Olly Fresco’s in our first capital raise. Yasser, Saki, Rachel and the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton team were knowledgeable, professional and courteous.’’ states Dany Bitar, President. ‘’They brought value and options and helped us choose the right partner for our growth plan. We look forward to working with the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton team again in the future.’’

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Olly Fresco’s concludes a growth capital financing transaction

To learn more about how Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton can help meet the needs of your business, please contact our Corporate Finance team.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a Canadian leader in the areas of assurance, tax, advisory services and business recovery and reorganization. Our leading mid-market focused corporate finance advisory team provides sector-specific advice on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; debt and equity capital markets.

We bring deep industry knowledge to each transaction to support our clients’ corporate finance strategies and priorities. A member company of Grant Thornton International and the Canadian counterpart of Grant Thornton LLP, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has more than 2,500 employees and is one of the world’s largest professional services network made up of 50,000 people in over 135 countries.

Our deal team for this transaction:

Yasser Waly
Saki Tzanidis
Rachel Goldberg

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18 Feb 2019

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Advises Groupe Touchette on a Growth Financing Syndicated Loan Transaction

Founded over 40 years ago with the opening of a single garage, Groupe Touchette (“Touchette “) has built on its industry knowledge, expertise and stellar management team to become the largest Canadian owned tire distributor in the country.

With access to a vast choice of premium brands and tire models, Touchette operates from over 30 distribution centers throughout the country with nearly half being established in the last 24 months alone. Thanks to a solid infrastructure, a deep understanding of the industry and its workforce of over 500 employees, Touchette has the capacity to offer delivery services in 90 of the 100 largest cities, coast to coast, in under three hours.

A unique one-stop shop business model, a broad offering of products and tailored services, engineered complementary sales channels providing unique solutions are all attributes describing this industry leading national group. In-house programs such as their Alliance Program offers a full-fledged tire management service focused on increasing sales, improving tire category profitability as well as enhancing the overall customer experience for dealers that partner with Groupe Touchette.

Groupe Touchette called on Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Corporate Finance team to support them with reviewing and optimizing their financial structure in order to access additional liquidity to consolidate and further reinforce its position as market leader.


“Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s corporate finance team played a key advisory role in providing sound expert advice at every stage of our financing transaction. The support and know-how of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s corporate finance team allowed us to optimize our financing structure while concurrently realizing a significant acquisition by the Touchette Group’’ states Frédéric Poussard, Chief Financial Officer – Touchette Group. “It was a seamless process of collaboration and true team work. We would not hesitate to call upon their services in the future.”


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Groupe Touchette concludes a growth financing syndicated loan transaction

To learn more about how Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton can help meet the needs of your business, please contact our Corporate Finance team.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a Canadian leader in the areas of assurance, tax, advisory services and business recovery and reorganization. Our leading mid-market focused corporate finance advisory team provides sector-specific advice on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; debt and equity capital markets.

We bring deep industry knowledge to each transaction to support our clients’ corporate finance strategies and priorities. A member company of Grant Thornton International and the Canadian counterpart of Grant Thornton LLP, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has more than 2,500 employees and is one of the world’s largest professional services network made up of 50,000 people in over 135 countries.

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19 Dec 2018

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton advises Telecon on a refinancing transaction

Founded in 1967 and headquartered in Montréal, Quebec, Telecon is Canada’s leading provider of telecommunications network infrastructure services. Telecon leverages its coast-to-coast presence and 50 year history to offer industry-leading turnkey design, infrastructure and connectivity solutions to the most notable telecommunications companies in North America.

Thanks to a highly skilled and engaged workforce of over 3,400 employees, across eight Canadian provinces and an expanding presence in the United States, Telecon offers its clients an unparalleled national footprint and a large, proficient and multidisciplinary team.

In the context of a refinancing transaction, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton acted as exclusive financial advisor to Telecon.

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Telecon concludes a refinancing transaction

To learn more about how Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Corporate Finance team can help you, please contact our deal team.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a Canadian leader in the areas of assurance, tax, advisory services and business recovery and reorganization. Our leading mid-market focused corporate finance advisory team provides sector-specific advice on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; debt and equity capital markets.

We bring deep industry knowledge to each transaction to support our clients’ corporate finance strategies and priorities. A member company of Grant Thornton International and the Canadian counterpart of Grant Thornton LLP, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has more than 2,500 employees and is one of the world’s largest professional services network made up of 50,000 people in over 135 countries.

Our deal team for this transaction:

  • Mark Rossi
  • In Sunwoo
  • Firas Ben
  • Walid Safi

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18 Dec 2018

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton acts as exclusive financial advisor to the Brunet Group in a refinancing transaction

Founded in 1922 and based in Valleyfield, Quebec, Brunet Group (“Brunet”), comprised of various businesses, has established itself as a leading manufacturer and supplier in the field of infrastructure products and services. More specifically, Brunet is a key player in waterworks, drainage, sanitation, roads, highways and bridges.

This third-generation, family-owned and managed business boasts an experienced workforce of over 400 employees, including specialized engineers, in ten locations in Canada serving the eastern part of the country and Northeastern United States.

Brunet has significant operations in five primary sectors: precast concrete manufacturing, traffic management, PVC pipe manufacturing, ready-mix concrete, and distribution. It is an innovative leader in its field and has built a solid reputation for its expertise in the infrastructure construction market by offering a wide range of turnkey solutions and integrating its business units to provide customers with a vast spectrum of products and services to ensure successful project execution.

 

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The Brunet Group concludes a refinancing transaction

As part of a strategic realignment of its operations, Brunet called on Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton to review and optimize its financial structure. Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton acted as exclusive financial advisor to Brunet Group, who now has a streamlined, adaptable and flexible structure that will make it possible to seize new business opportunities in a very active industry.

“The Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton professionals played a key role in our refinancing initiative. They supported us every step along the way, from the preparation of our corporate profile to the final negotiations with potential financial partners. Their credibility and expertise were considerable assets in concluding our new credit facility”, says Bernard Brunet, President of Brunet Group.

To learn more about how Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton can meet your company’s financial advisory needs, please contact our deal team.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a Canadian leader in the areas of assurance, tax, advisory services and business recovery and reorganization. Our leading mid-market focused corporate finance advisory team provides sector-specific advice on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; debt and equity capital markets.

We bring deep industry knowledge to each transaction to support our clients’ corporate finance strategies and priorities. Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is Quebec’s leading professional services firm with more than 2,500 employees. As a member firm of the Grant Thornton International network and together with its Canadian counterpart Grant Thornton LLP, the firm is a member of one of the world’s largest professional services network made up of 50,000 people in over 135 countries.

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