25 Mar 2015
Emilio B. Imbriglio
President and Chief Executive Officer | FCPA, FCA, MBA, CFE, ICD.D.

We’re proud to announce that Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is one of the six members of private group, Adrenalys, representing a unique initiative to help organizations make the transition from small to medium enterprise. Twenty-five SMEs will be selected following a call for candidates taking place from March 25 to April 24, 2015 at www.adrenalys.ca.

“Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to join forces with Adrenalys. Giving dynamic companies the means to achieve their ambitions is what our Firm and its 2,400 talented professionals have been doing every day for over 65 years. We wholeheartedly share Adrenalys’ goal of helping those who create wealth unlock their full growth potential. We are enthusiastic to take part in this initiative that aims to favour economic growth through the development of Quebec SMEs”, stated Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

Adrenalys at a glance

Adrenalys is a private, multidisciplinary group that is committed to supporting the CEOs of 25 high-growth SMEs through the innovative delivery of 360° professional services, at no cost. Its mission is to offer original assistance to SMEs faced with growth-related challenges and facilitate their transition from small- to medium-sized enterprise.

With Adrenalys, SMEs will receive the concerted guidance of a team of experts dedicated to their growth and facilitate their transition to the next level and, consequently, solidify the foundation for sustainable economic development in Quebec.

High-level partners

To carry out this mission and properly guide the 25 SMEs to be selected, Adrenalys will be leveraging the combined strengths of the following entities:

  • National Bank;
  • Fonds de solidarité FTQ;
  • Fasken Martineau;
  • Proaction;
  • Ascendis;
  • And, of course, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

Each entity’s contribution consists in providing pro bono or low-priced services to the selected businesses. For our part, we will be offering each CEO of the 25 SMEs selected a bank of 30 hours of training and consultation (free of charge) with our partners and senior managers in consulting, international tax, executive recruitment, financing, due diligence, etc.

Who can apply and how to go about it

Between March 25 and April 24, 2015, SMEs that satisfy the following conditions can apply through the Adrenalys website (www.adrenalys.ca)

  1. The business must have been in operation for the last five years;
  2. Its sales must be higher than $10M;
  3. Sales must also have an annual growth of at least 10% in the last three years (full fiscal years);
  4. The business must be a private or listed entity;
  5. At least 51% of the business’s shares must be owned by Quebec-based interests.
  6. The businesses that will make up the first group of the 25 most promising Quebec SMEs will be selected by a Comité des sages, composed exclusively of renowned business women leading successful Québec SMEs. .

Does your SME meet the above criteria? If so, don’t wait to sign up and take advantage of this exceptional offer to foster the growth of your business!

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Mr. Imbriglio is partner and the President & CEO of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. He is in charge...

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