18 Oct 2018
Alain Lacasse
Partner | CPA, CA | Assurance

MONTRÉAL, October 18, 2018 – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to announce that it is joining forces with Darras David L.L.P., an accounting firm with more than 30 years of experience in the media and other industries relating to assurance, tax, advisory and accounting services. Combining both firms’ practices enables them to provide their clients with an enhanced service offering. Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Media and Entertainment group now boasts a team of four partners and more than 20 professionals.

Alain Lacasse, Partner at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton stated: “We wish extend a warm welcome to our new team of experts from Darras David. This association will provide growth opportunities for both parties, as well as a superior client experience. Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is committed to providing high quality services with experienced consultants.”

Lise Darras and Charles David, partners at Darras David said: “We are thrilled to be associated with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. Through this combination, our clients will now have access to a top-flight firm that shares our values, tradition of excellence and agility.”

Darras David will be practising under the name of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton located at 600 De La Gauchetière Street West, in Montréal and 2500 Daniel-Johnson Blvd, suite 300, in Laval.

Darras David

About Darras David

Founded in 1989, Darras David has been involved in numerous industries and has over time developed leading-edge expertise in the areas of movie, television and new media productions. The firm offers a host of diversified services to businesses and individuals through its team of experienced professionals who focus on personalized service and multidisciplinary knowledge.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has become a Canadian leader in the areas of assurance, tax, advisory services and business recovery and reorganization, with more than 2,500 professionals, including approximately 200 partners. Together, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Grant Thornton LLP, another Canadian member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, comprise more than 4,400 professionals and close to 170 offices across Canada to help Canadian organizations achieve their full growth potential both locally and globally. Grant Thornton International Ltd provides clients with the expertise of member and correspondent firms across more than 135 countries and more than 50,000 professionals.


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17 Oct 2018

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is pleased to congratulate Artitalia Group Inc. (“Artitalia” or the ‘‘Company’’) for its successful financing and shareholder buy-back.

Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Montreal, Artitalia manufactures an array of custom products for companies across North America and provides them with value-added integrated solutions including design, prototyping, project management and engineering expertise. The Company serves clients in the retail, hospitality & restaurants, material handling, and mail & parcel segments.

The financing and shareholder buy-back simultaneously ensure the continuity of the Vardaro family at the helm of the Company and provide the necessary financial resources to meet the high growth trajectory of the Company over the next few years.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton acted as exclusive financial advisor to Artitalia.

“On behalf of the Artitalia Group, I would like to thank everyone at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton who took part in our project for your professionalism in helping us in securing financing for our shareholder buy-back’’, says Tony Vardaro, President. ‘’The financing process was swift, well explained and well executed. Thank you all once again for your partnership!”

To learn more about how Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton can help meet the needs of your business, please contact our deal team.

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16 Oct 2018

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Contributes to Making a Difference for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada and Breaks a Record!

The Light the Night Walk took place on October 13 at Parc Jean-Drapeau, a key event for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton was on hand to support the cause and succeeded in surpassing its goal.

“I am very proud of our team and I’d like to thank everyone who participated in the walk or made a donation”, stated Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and honorary co-chair of the event.

Over 7,000 people were on site and raised a record-breaking $1.3M.

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Funds raised during the Light the Night Walk will truly move the needle on research and support for patients in our communities. Certain types of blood cancers went from less than 20% survival rate in the 2000’s to over 90% today.

For more information, please visit the website of this wonderful event.

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15 Oct 2018

Should people invest in virtual currencies such as bitcoins? While experts may have differing opinions, they do agree that caution is essential.

Additionally, for many people, the biggest draw with cryptocurrencies is not their monetary value so much as the underlying technology—blockchain—that allows these currencies to function like a digital currency.

Every bitcoin transaction worldwide is recorded in a public database. The technology can be applied in a wide range of fields and according to Louis Roy, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Blockchain Leader, “is particularly interesting in terms of revenue traceability.” He added, “In a supply chain, several businesses can share a decentralized ledger rather than having their own. The blockchain reinforces IT security and reduces administrative costs.” Other promising fields where blockchain could be applied are finance and copyright management.

To find out more, read the article published in the November edition of the Protégez-vous magazine (paid content).