10 Apr 2019
Mark Rossi
Partner | Financial advisory

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton advises Cannamedical Pharma GmbH on an equity raise to provide growth capital.

Founded in 2016, Cannamedical Pharma GmbH (‘’Cannamedical’’ or ‘’the Company’’) began operations following the legalization of medical cannabis in Germany in March 2017. As a leading independent European Union (“EU”) GMP licensed medical cannabis wholesaler, the Company is licensed to import narcotic medicines into Germany and export across the entire EU territory.

Over years, the Company has built an extensive distribution network across Germany, and employs close to 40 employees in Cologne, Germany and has subsidiaries in Canada, the United Kingdom and Greece.

Cannamedical’s commitment is aimed at safety, reliability and a quality management system that guarantees the highest possible product standards. All production partners must also meet the highest pharmaceutical quality standards worldwide – the so-called GMP guidelines (Good Manufacturing Practice).

Cannamedical 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 by way of an equity raise.

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Cannamedical concludes an equity raise for growth capital

“I would like to thank everyone at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton who took part in our project for your professionalism in helping us with our financing’’ states Gianfranco Salerno, Managing Director Cannamedical Pharma Canada Inc. ‘’ Your implication, expertise and know-how, without a doubt, added significant value to our process.”

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton acted as exclusive financial advisor to Cannamedical.

The proceeds from an equity investment by a US and German-based growth equity investment firm will be used to accelerate Cannamedical’s expansion plan across Europe and capitalize on new markets, further consolidating its leading position.

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, financial advisory 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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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

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