13 Jan 2022
David Mayrand
Partner | CPA, CA | Management consulting

Simplify your decision-making with a real-time view of your financial data using IBM’s cloud-based solution.

This solution will enable you to forecast and analyze your sales, procurement and financial planning with real-time data updates quickly and accurately. It eliminates silos and optimizes collaboration.

The solution is compatible with your Excel interface and you can easily move between interfaces without losing your data and functionality.

We are pleased to offer our clients this state-of-the-art solution that meets the highest technology requirements. Our experts will advise you on best management practices and guide you towards the most appropriate technology solutions for your organization’s needs.

A solution that improves collaboration and increases efficiency

With IBM Planning Analytics with Watson you can:

  • Automate and streamline planning without disrupting existing business processes;
  • Break down silos and improve collaboration between teams;
  • Manage, analyze and contribute to plans with an easy-to-use digital experience;
  • Work in the Excel interface, retaining full functionality, while enjoying a more powerful enterprise planning solution;
  • Adopt a flexible planning solution that can grow with you;
  • Uncover deep insights and analyses through robust dashboards;
  • Test scenarios to determine next steps before making decisions;
  • Gain real-time visibility into your data.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s financial performance team has over 40 experts and a growing number of technology partners. Our consultants have the necessary skills to help you integrate and use the technological tools you need for your business.

Contact our experts to find out more about this solution and obtain personalized support.

13 Jan 2022  |  Written by :

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14 Dec 2021

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton continues to expand its Montreal Corporate Finance advisory team following record growth and continued transactional momentum.

The team has recruited Nicholas Capuano, Marc-Antoine Savary, Alice Porcher and Maxwell Yull to bolster a team of seasoned professionals including Partners Saki Tzanidis, In Sunwoo and Yasser Waly, who also leads origination and business development group. In addition to veterans Simon Marcotte-Légaré, Justine Bergeron, Charles-Anthony Heleine, all of whom make up the M&A and Corporate Finance team.

The Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions team led by Partner Mark Rossi has experienced record growth, having advised on several high-profile transactions over the past two years, including:

  • Minority stake sale of renewable building products manufacturer Matériaux Spécialisés Louiseville Inc. to Desjardins Capital;
  • Advising the shareholder of fast-growing EBSU Ltd. on the acquisition of Woodlore International Inc;
  • Majority stake sale of IVEX, Induspac and Estapack (together the Specialized Packaging Group) to Palo Alto-based private equity firm Altamont Capital Partners;
  • Majority stake sale of Alasko Foods Inc. to Groupe Commensal Inc;
  • Advising the founders of Nature’s Touch on a refinancing transaction;
  • Advising the founders of Orthogone Technologies Inc. on a growth capital financing and shareholder buyback transaction;
  • Majority stake sale of Dubo Electrique Ltd to wholesaler/distributor leader Guillevin International;
  • Majority stake sale of Quebec’s leading fitness chain Nautilus Plus to the existing management team in collaboration with Fondaction and CSN;
  • Leading the successful sale of certain assets of the Atis Group to Fenplast Windows and Doors;
  • Advising the shareholders of fast-growing Telecon on a refinancing transaction;
  • Majority stake sale of Zac-Tranz to the Loyal Express Group;
  • Growth Equity financing of leading Canadian prepared meal solution provider WeCook by a consortium of investors;
  • Majority stake sale of Distinctive Appliances, a high-end US based appliance distributor to Milestone Distributors;
  • Numerous other concluded confidential transactions and ongoing assignments.

“We are delighted to have been able to add to our successful and high performing team with our newest additions” states Mark Rossi. “Several years ago, we strategically decided to invest heavily into our practice to assist our clients’ increasing demand to provide top-tier support during critical moments in their businesses’ evolution. Whether that means the sale of their business, an acquisition, a refinancing or major phase of an organizational transformation, we wanted to offer our clients a seamless experience by way of an experienced team of professionals that could take care of all transaction aspects. It is of utmost importance to continue investing in the best talent as our clients seek to explore and realize opportunities presented by the current M&A and debt environment. Based on what we are seeing, indications are that 2022 will see a continuation of the healthy level of deal flow and opportunities driven by strong levels of capital in the markets. Our team is well positioned to assist entrepreneurs and we believe there are several factors that can potentially drive deal flow even harder than what we’ve seen over the course of 2021.”

As Saki Tzanidis noted, while there are challenges in some parts of the economy, there is also a tremendous amount of liquidity with private equity investors.

He added: “Corporate firms and financial institutions looking for high quality assets in the consumer, technology, food & beverage, human capital, healthcare and manufacturing sectors in particular.”

Our team is ready to provide the necessary expertise to bring such transactions to fruition for the benefit of stakeholders and our clients.

In Sunwoo added: “We are very proud of the confidence our clients have placed in us, especially during the recent pandemic-induced period of uncertainty. Our singular objective remains clearly identifying and achieving the unique objectives of each of our clients by executing creative and efficient strategies. Our recent team additions will allow us to continue to deliver on this commitment.”

Yasser Waly concluded: “We are thrilled to add such passionate professionals to the team. Their addition to the firm coupled with our strong leadership position in the market will continue to create value for all clients and support their capital and growth needs.”

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Back row, from left to right : Charles-Anthony Heleine, Mark Rossi, Alice Porcher, Yasser Waly, Simon Marcotte-Légaré, Saki Tzanidis, In Sunwoo.

Front row, from left to right : Maxwell Yull, Nicholas Capuano, Justine Bergeron, Marc-Antoine Savary.

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03 Dec 2021

The results for the 2021 CFE for chartered professional accountants were released on Friday, December 3, 2021.

Congratulations to our future CPAs on having passed this rigorous professional evaluation:

Agelis Dimitri
Arrelle David
Baribeault Julien
Baril Guillaume
Beaudin Kelly
Beaudoin Alex
Beck Vincent
Bisson Cassandra
Blaquiere David
Boivin Julia
Bolduc Érika
Boudreault Jessica
Boulanger Stéphanie
Boulay Maude
Bourdeau Alexandre
Bourget Mylène
Bruni Alyssa
Campbell Patrick
Campeau-Vallerand Antoine
Carrier Janie
Côté Naomie
Cyr Jannie-Lee
D’Astous-Moreau Gabriel
Defert Delphine
Deschamps Audrey
Deschênes-Lessard Karolane
Desgroseilliers Annie
Drapeau Myriam
Duchesne-Poce Sabrina
Dudemaine Alexandrine
Dufresne Éloïse
Dufresne Paul
Dumas Florence
Dumont Sabrina
Dupuis Ève
Ferraro Rosalie
Fiset Anne-Julie
Foisy-Hamilton Marion
Gagnon Marc-Antoine
Gallant Cindy
Garneau William
Gélinas Gabriel
Girard Jean-Simon
Gosselin Mélissa
Grenier Élisabeth
Guertin Vincent
Hamel Kevin

Houle Alexandra
Jones Kelly
Joziak Stéphanie
Lachance Kelly
Lafortune Émile
Lapointe Ann-Frédérik
Lapointe Roxane
Lapointe Laury
Lapointe Claudia
Larouche Marianne
Lavoie Lawrence
Lê Shayla
Lemieux Sara-Maude
Lessard Anthony
Lorrain Rosalie
Majeau Antonin
Manseau Raphaëlle
Marchand Caroline
Martel Marie-Noël
Masdeu Jimmy
Mathieu Christopher
McTaggart Scott Charles
Mercier Virginie
Michaud Catherine
Mongeau Catherine
Néron Jade
Nguemgne Pegguy Laure
Ouellet Julie
Parent-Dufault Nicolas
Pellerin Kim
Pelletier Ariann
Pépin Amélie
Pominville Michael
Poulin-Leblanc Étienne
Proteau Yannick
Richard Justine
Sani Alfred
Sévigny Alexandre
Simard Marie-Laura
Sirois Samuel
Soma Jairus
St-Pierre Catherine
Vachon Nathaniel
Vaillancourt Tania
Vaudrin Marie-Eve
Verville Magali
Vézina Justine
Villeneuve Olivier

Congratulations to all and enjoy a prosperous career at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton! We are very proud of having you on board with us.

We also highlight the brilliant performances of our future CPAs Jannie-Lee Cyr, Mélissa Gosselin and Scott Charles McTaggart who are on the Canadian Honour Roll!

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01 Dec 2021

After nine years in office, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Emilio B. Imbriglio, will end his mandate on December 31, 2021

Montreal, December 1, 2021 – After a nine-year term centered on profitability and innovation, Emilio B. Imbriglio will leave the firm on December 31, 2021, as provided in our partnership agreement. A Partner for 20 years who also served as Partnership Board Chair for three years, Emilio was elected President and CEO in 2013.

Emilio consistently provided strong leadership. A leader of action and vision, he was the sixth president elected to that position. His vision for our 360-service offering contributed significantly to Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s position as a dynamic and innovative leader. Very people-oriented and inclusive, he worked with his colleagues and successfully transformed the firm by enhancing its governance agility, making it stronger and focused on cutting-edge technology and services for local businesses.

Under Emilio’s leadership, the firm significantly increased its market presence and staffing level from 2,400 to nearly 2,800 professionals. Emilio’s governance was marked by the digital shift, as the entire management team followed suit in this project within the digital universe, through the development of products such as taxō or the acquisition of specialized firms such as VARS and FPM360. Other cutting-edge services have also been developed under his presidency, such as AURAY, specializing in business immigration, recruitment and international mobility.

An outstanding communicator, Emilio made a point of staying very close to employees by always keeping them well informed. For Emilio, the firm’s raison d’être will always be its talent and clients. They were always a priority and he continually strived to meet their needs.

Under his leadership, the firm has enjoyed increased brand awareness and unparalleled market leadership. Moreover, several unique and historic partnerships were concluded, and the firm is now an influential and dominant player both here and across the Grant Thornton International network that includes 140 countries and more than 58,000 professionals.

All the partners and employees would like to thank him sincerely for all his accomplishments and wish him every success in his future endeavours. Emilio will continue to serve on important boards of directors and in strategic roles within organizations.

With the end of Emilio’s term, the Partnership Board took the opportunity to modernize the firm’s partnership agreement to reshape the role and responsibilities of the new President and Chief Executive Officer. The process is still underway. Until the process is complete, the Partnership Board has agreed to an interim governance.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a professional services firm that has been dedicated to the success of organizations and their leaders since 1948. The firm’s advisors are committed to helping clients thrive by obtaining a deep understanding of what is important to them, their business and their industry. This knowledge, combined with a team of motivated and talented professionals, helps accelerate growth. A Quebec and Canadian leader in the areas of assurance, tax, advisory services and business recovery and reorganization, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton boasts more than 2,700 professionals, including approximately 200 partners, working in over 100 offices across the province of Quebec and in the Ottawa and Edmundston regions.

Together with Grant Thornton LLP, another Canadian firm, and the Grant Thornton global organization, our global footprint spans across nearly 140 countries with over 58,200 people who provide real insight, a fresh perspective and agility to keep clients moving ahead.

Information:
Francis Letendre
Head – Public Affairs
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Tel: 514-390-4201
Email: letendre.francis@rcgt.com