19 Jan 2017
Mario Morin
Partner | FCPA, FCA | Assurance

QUÉBEC CITY, January 19, 2017 – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton announces it is combining its financial advisory services with those of Groupe Acolytes inc. (Acolytes), business sale experts. For both organizations, this alliance will consolidate their solid expertise to provide dynamic Quebec businesses with access to superior quality, efficient, confidential services that consider the human dimension.

“Acolytes’ drive, knowledge and vitality mesh on all fronts with our goal to maintain our leading position as key business advisors for visionary entrepreneurs seeking to grow or undergoing changes. We know that selling a business is a complex process requiring expertise and dexterity. We are therefore very pleased to offer our clients access to the business sale talents and contacts of Richard Cantin and Dominic Chouinard,” stated Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Regional Vice-President, Mario Morin.

Cofounders of Acolytes, Richard Cantin, lawyer and Dominique Chouinard, CPA, CA, have been recognized for their knowledge of all steps in the transaction process for over 20 years. A business law attorney and a chartered professional accountant, respectively, Richard and Dominique have worked together on over 200 business sale transactions covering numerous sectors of the economy.

“Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is well known for its human approach towards its clients, business partners and employees. We have no doubt that in Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton we have found a major firm that shares our values and those of our clients,” Cantin stated.

“This is a defining and exciting moment for Acolytes. By joining forces with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, we are gaining access to a service offering that extends beyond our traditional activities thanks to the firm’s multidisciplinary services. This is a substantial advantage for our clients who will benefit from extensive information and strategic levers in the course of our transactions,” Chouinard concluded.

About Acolytes

Acolytes has been an indispensable resource in Quebec, accompanying SME owners in their sale process for over seven years. The complimentary expertise of its professionals allows Acolytes to efficiently and confidentially take on the full process and quickly obtain a company’s full value.

Follow us on Acolytes.ca.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has become a Canadian leader in the fields of assurance, tax, consulting services, and business recovery & reorganization. Its strength is based on a team of over 2,300 professionals, including some 200 partners. Together, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Grant Thornton LLP, another Canadian member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, help dynamic Canadian organizations unlock their potential for growth with over 4,100 professionals and some 140 offices across Canada. Grant Thornton International Ltd provides clients with the expertise of member and correspondent firms in more than 130 countries, with over 42,000 professionals.

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13 Jan 2017
Éric Lebel
Partner | CPA, CA, CIRP, LIT | Recovery and reorganization

In a TVA Nouvelles article discussing the increase in the number of home foreclosures in 2016 compared to the previous year, Éric Lebel, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Partner-Trustee and Financial Recovery Advisor, explains how foreclosing homes has become a last resort for banking institutions.

For more information, read the article published on the TVA Nouvelles website on January 10, 2017.


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11 Jan 2017
Pier-Paul Belzil-Lacasse
Partner | CPA, CA, CIRP, LIT | Recovery and reorganization

During the month of November 2016, Financial Turnaround Lead Senior Manager and Trustee Pier-Paul Belzil-Lacasse, of the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton subsidiary, Raymond Chabot, provided advice to individuals in a series of interviews on Radio-Canada as part of financial literacy month. Pier-Paul gave no less than eight interviews and also served as spokesperson for the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec Regional Group on Radio-Canada television and radio in Abitibi-Témiscamingue. The interviews were centred on four major themes:

  • Retirement: TV (on Facebook) and radio
  • Financial difficulties: TV (on Facebook) and radio
  • Budget management: TV (on Facebook) and radio
  • Sound financial management: TV (on Facebook) and radio

Congratulations on these initiatives that showcased, yet again, the firm’s noteworthy contribution to supporting local individuals and businesses!

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