09 Jan 2019
Eric Dufour
Vice-President, Partner | FCPA, FCA | Management consulting

SMEs are dealing with a shortage of qualified labour and, in such a context, should involve employees in the decision-making process to a greater extent.

Éric Dufour, Regional Vice-President and Entrepreneurial Succession Leader for the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean–Chibougamau–Côte-Nord regions, encourages the business community to take a page from our firm’s book. He wants to show SMEs in the region that they can offer a work environment tailored to today’s situation that is marked by the arrival of millennials on the labour market.

As he explains, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton offers flexible hours to make it easier to achieve a work-personal life balance and wants to support SMEs in their transition to a new governance.

Our firm is attentive to its employees: for example, it will be offering the 130 staff in the region a trip to New York at the end of January.

“This engagement activity has been organized to strengthen relationships and reward everyone for their work,” Dufour concludes.

To find out more, read the article on Informeaffaires.com (in French).

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21 Dec 2018
Eric Dufour
Vice-President, Partner | FCPA, FCA | Management consulting

In the special insert on the accounting profession, Les Affaires addressed, among others, the impact of new technologies on the accounting profession.

New technologies help to considerably increase CPAs’ efficiency and change their role to that of advisor.

President and CEO, Emilio B. Imbriglio, welcomes the automation of certain routine tasks that serves to support more strategic decisions, such as the choice of new markets, business partners and acquisitions.

Imbriglio goes on to say that Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s willingness to innovate and openness to change are evidenced by its extensive investments in these new technologies to help its experts focus on more profitable tasks.

Read the article in the December 8, 2018 edition (in French, for subscribers only). The other articles in the insert are available here.

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19 Dec 2018
Eric Dufour
Vice-President, Partner | FCPA, FCA | Management consulting

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.

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

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18 Dec 2018
Eric Dufour
Vice-President, Partner | FCPA, FCA | Management consulting

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton acts as exclusive financial advisor to the Brunet Group in a refinancing transaction

Founded in 1922 and based in Valleyfield, Quebec, Brunet Group (“Brunet”), comprised of various businesses, has established itself as a leading manufacturer and supplier in the field of infrastructure products and services. More specifically, Brunet is a key player in waterworks, drainage, sanitation, roads, highways and bridges.

This third-generation, family-owned and managed business boasts an experienced workforce of over 400 employees, including specialized engineers, in ten locations in Canada serving the eastern part of the country and Northeastern United States.

Brunet has significant operations in five primary sectors: precast concrete manufacturing, traffic management, PVC pipe manufacturing, ready-mix concrete, and distribution. It is an innovative leader in its field and has built a solid reputation for its expertise in the infrastructure construction market by offering a wide range of turnkey solutions and integrating its business units to provide customers with a vast spectrum of products and services to ensure successful project execution.

As part of a strategic realignment of its operations, Brunet called on Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton to review and optimize its financial structure. Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton acted as exclusive financial advisor to Brunet Group, who now has a streamlined, adaptable and flexible structure that will make it possible to seize new business opportunities in a very active industry.

“The Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton professionals played a key role in our refinancing initiative. They supported us every step along the way, from the preparation of our corporate profile to the final negotiations with potential financial partners. Their credibility and expertise were considerable assets in concluding our new credit facility”, says Bernard Brunet, President of Brunet Group.

To learn more about how Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton can meet your company’s financial advisory needs, 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. Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is Quebec’s leading professional services firm with more than 2,500 employees. As a member firm of the Grant Thornton International network and together with its Canadian counterpart Grant Thornton LLP, the firm is a member of one of the world’s largest professional services network made up of 50,000 people in over 135 countries.

Transaction Brunet Group

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