As announced last March, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is one of the six partners of the private group Adrenalys, representing a unique initiative to help organizations make the transition from small to medium enterprise. After a call for candidates, 24 SMEs were selected. The candidates were selected by a Committee composed exclusively of business women recognized for their success heading Quebec SMEs.
The confirmed members of the Adrenalys cohort (in alphabetical order)
|APN inc. Capitale-Nationale||Quebec City||Capitale-Nationale|
|Attraction Média inc.||Montreal||Montreal|
|Auberge & Spa Le Nordik inc.||Chelsea||Outaouais|
|BCH Unique inc.||St-Martin||Chaudière-Appalaches|
|Boulangerie St-Méthode inc.||Adstock||Chaudière-Appalaches|
|G.D.G. Environnement ltée||Trois-Rivières||Mauricie|
|Groupe Conseil FXInnovation||Montreal||Montreal|
|J.E. Mondou ltée||Montreal||Montreal|
|Les Fourgons Transit inc.||Laval||Laval|
|Les Luminaires Eureka||Montreal||Montreal|
|Les Productions Horticoles Demers||Lévis||Chaudière-Appalaches|
|Les Viandes Lacroix inc.||Saint-Hyacinthe||Montérégie|
|Macadamian Technologies inc.||Gatineau:||Outaouais|
|Maisons Laprise inc.||Montmagny||Chaudière-Appalaches|
|QuébéComm (ComediHa! – Sismyk)||Quebec City||Capitale-Nationale|
|Soucy Industriel inc.||Rivière-du-Loup||Bas-Saint-Laurent|
|Supermétal Structures inc.||Lévis||Chaudière-Appalaches|
A cohort with an impressive profile
Representing 11 Quebec regions and coming from the manufacturing, information technology, retail, distribution and cultural sectors, the Adrenalys cohort of SMEs have a spectacular track record. During the last fiscal year, the total combined revenues of the selected SMEs amounted to $1.15 billion ($38.4 million per SME), while sales outside Quebec represented 45.6% of turnover. Over the past three years, they created more than 1,000 full-time and part-time jobs, while their aggregate revenue growth was 40.2%.
During the next two years, Adrenalys and its partners will deploy considerable means to propel these SMEs to a higher level, starting with $3.5 million in pro bono services and $150 million in dedicated growth funds.
Today, a period of support begins, during which six partners of the group – National Bank, Fasken Martineau, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Proaction International, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and the consulting firm Ascendis, founder of Adrenalys – undertake to deploy the innovative delivery of 360° professional services with the management teams of the selected SMEs.
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton will be offering each CEO of the 25 selected SMEs a bank of 30 hours of training and consulting (free of charge) with its partners and senior managers in consulting, international tax, executive recruitment, financing, due diligence, etc.
To learn all the details of the Adrenalys initiative, go to www.adrenalys.ca.