04 Nov 2013

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton doesn’t only employ accountants – it also has doctors, psychologists, lawyers, engineers and other professionals on its team. Why? “Because our clients were asking us for more services,” answers Emilio Imbriglio, President and CEO. This strategy has paid off: RCGT, which is celebrating its 65th anniversary, now offers more than 50 services in a very wide range of fields.

For more information: Un cabinet de comptables… entre autres (An accounting firm… among others things – PDF version)!

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31 Oct 2013


Pierre Fortin

Pierre Fortin

Pierre Fortin, Partner in charge of the Management Consulting Group and Municipal Sector Leader, was invited by “À la une” on Canal Argent to provide live comments each week on a series of interviews with Montréal mayoral candidates Mélanie Joly, Denis Coderre, Richard Bergeron and Marcel Côté.

Leveraging his extensive experience in supporting elected municipal officials and municipal employees in their efforts to ensure sound governance and improve services to their citizens, Pierre analyzed the potential impact of the candidates’ various platforms and proposals on Montréal’s economy and governance. Pierre highlighted promising initiatives, pointed out crucial issues for the metropolis, and related the firm’s experience as well as that of other municipalities.

Congratulations go out to Pierre for this significant contribution that showcased his municipal expertise and deep commitment to the economic and social success of the City of Montréal and province of Quebec.

You can view Pierre’s interviews by clicking the following links (the interviews are in French):

Analysis of Mélanie Joly’s interview

Analysis of Denis Coderre’s interview

Analysis of Richard Bergeron’s interview

Analysis of Marcel Côté ‘s interview

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30 Oct 2013

MONTRÉAL, October 30, 2013 – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and La Fondation de l’entrepreneurship are proud to announce that they are teaming up for business successions.

With the shared desire to offer businesses the means to achieve their ambitions and become ever more competitive and innovative, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has become a “Bâtisseur émérite” partner of the foundation. The firm will be involved in various initiatives which will leverage its extensive experience with business transfers and successions, such as:

  • The foundation’s “Initiative relève” pilot project which provides three-pronged support (know-how, expertise and finance) for business buyers and sellers, to be launched in the near future;
  • The “M Network”, which is a mentorship network for the foundation’s entrepreneurs. The foundation’s approximately 1,600 experienced volunteers offer entrepreneurs across Quebec support to go further, as efficiently as possible.

“Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton will offer entrepreneurs the full range of its talent to support them in the decision-making process. Through this strategic alliance, the integrated business transfer approach we developed over 10 years ago will become an essential tool for developing the full growth potential of dynamic Quebec-based businesses; something that is of interest to us all,” stated Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

Both organizations are highly invested in business transfers and successions, and pooling their expertise will help equip Quebec with a strong and engaged future generation of businesses. Business succession stakes are high for Quebec’s economic and social future and successful transfers will play a key role in maintaining thousands of jobs.

As the foundation highlighted during its 2013 Quebec entrepreneurial index, almost a third of Quebec business owners will retire over the next 10 years. This is a major challenge that entrepreneurship stakeholders must prepare for.

“We’re proud to be associated with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. This association consolidates business transfer solutions and reinforces this important link in the Quebec entrepreneurial chain,” affirmed Alain Aubut, President and General Manager of La Fondation de l’entrepreneurship.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has become a leader in the fields of assurance, tax, consulting services, and business recovery & reorganization. Its strength is based on a team of over 2,400 people, including some 230 partners in more than 100 offices in Quebec, eastern Ontario and New Brunswick. For over 30 years, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has been a member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, providing clients with the expertise of its member and correspondent firms in more than 100 countries.

About La Fondation de l’entrepreneurship

For over 30 years, La Fondation de l’entrepreneurship has been an active and leading player in transforming Quebec’s economic and social development. With its strong expertise in developing an entrepreneurial culture, it offers essential services and products to entrepreneurs such as its “M Network”, a mentoring service for entrepreneurs and the largest collection of French-language books on starting up, managing and growing a business. The foundation also carries out research and analyses concerning the entrepreneurial world, including its Quebec entrepreneurial index. It is pleased to count the National Bank, Cascades, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Québecor among its “Grands bâtisseurs.” (www.entrepreneurship.qc.ca).



Carole-Anne Dugré
Regional Director of Communications and Business Development
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Tel.: 418-647-6635
Cell: 418-955-3792
[email protected]

Caroline Vachon
Project Leader, Communication
Fondation de l’entrepreneurship
Tel. : 418-646-1994, Extension 258
[email protected]

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29 Oct 2013

The first Happy Hour get-together for Women of Talent in the Granby Bromont and Cowansville region was held at the Granby Zoo on September 26. Johanne Lalumière, former Director General of the Granby Zoo, presided over the event, which brought together over 90 female clients and business women from the region!


Nathalie Normandeau, Vice-President, Strategic Development and the person responsible for the Women of Talent initiative, and Chantal Lessard, Partner at the Sherbrooke office, were present for the occasion, along with several male Partners from the region (including Marc Legendre, present in the photo above).


We thank Ms. Lalumière (on the left) for accepting to preside over this networking event, and Sandra Chouinard (on the right), Assurance Manager at the Granby office and organizer of this evening, for making this first Happy Hour event a success. It was greatly appreciated by the guests and by the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton team who attended!