26 Oct 2018

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton advises MTL Grandé Camera on a refinancing transaction.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is pleased to congratulate MTL Grandé Camera (“Grandé Camera”) on the successful closing of a refinancing with a new lender.

Grandé Camera is a leading provider of equipment and studio rental services for the television and movie production industries in Quebec and Ontario. Grandé Camera carries an extensive range of audio-visual, lighting, pre- and post-production equipment, and, combined with its multiuse studios, provides customers with the convenience of a one-stop shop for all their production requirements.

Grandé Camera will use the additional capital to support its growth plan with important investments in working capital and capital expenditures.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton acted as exclusive financial advisor to Grandé Camera.

‘‘Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton played a significant role with respect to the development and execution of Grandé Camera’s refinancing strategy. The Corporate Finance team provided key advice and supported management on important decisions throughout the financing process. The time was short, and the pressure was high. Walid and Saki proved to be not only good advisors, but involved themselves like real partners would. Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton will definitely handle my next transaction,” says Iohann Martin, President and CEO, Grandé Camera.

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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26 Oct 2018

The prestigious 2018 Prix créateurs d’emplois du Québec gala, the annual event celebrating organizations that create and maintain jobs in Quebec and contribute to its prosperity, was held on October 24, 2018.

Video presented at the gala

Successful businesses from all regions in Quebec were recognized during this major event, which brought together more than 1,000 people, including Quebec Premier François Legault.

Three national awards were also presented to exceptional businesses: the Grand Prix Champion, to Olymel S.E.C., Grand Prix Coup de cœur, to Miralis and the Grand Prix Manufacturier innovant national, to LM Wind Power. Congratulations to the recipients!

 

Gala Prix Créateurs d'emploi 2018

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton honoured

The event also celebrated Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s 70th anniversary. The firm’s constant commitment to giving local businesses the means to achieve their ambitions and unlock their full growth potential was doubly honoured.

First, there was a tribute to the professionalism and quality of the firm’s 2,500 professionals during the VIP cocktail, attended by the Quebec Premier and several dignitaries, including four regional Vice-Presidents, Richard Chrétien, Éric Dufour, Guy Fauteux and Mario Morin, partner, Jocelyn Renaud and other firm representatives.

Premier Legault and Pierre Cassavi, President of the Prix Créateurs d’emplois du Québec, presented a painting to President and CEO, Emilio B. Imbriglio, to honour the firm and recognize Emilio’s commitment to communities and to representing the interests of the business community.

During the gala, a video highlighting the firm’s dynamism was projected. These highly appreciated honours are a testament to Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s solid reputation thanks to its talented team present in the four corners of the province and the quality services it has been providing since 1948.

Raymond Chabot Thornton has been a proud partner of the Prix créateurs d’emplois since it was created last year.

Emilio B. Imbriglio honoré aux Prix Créateurs d'emploi 2018

Gala Prix Créateurs d'emploi 2018: Emilio B. Imbriglio et le premier ministre du Québec François Legault

Gala Prix Créateurs d'emploi 2018

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25 Oct 2018

Unlike the early 2000s, when bold investors were few and far between, today, there is no shortage of investors ready to finance innovative SMEs.

The challenge now is for SMEs to prepare the best business case possible in order to choose the best business partner.

It may be time consuming, “but you have to make sure you have a robust business plan,” states Philippe Langelier, Senior Manager and Corporate Finance Leader at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. This includes knowing how to properly price and market your product.

“The more revolutionary the innovation, the greater the risk for the business and the financial partner. Financiers want to be associated with certainty,” Langelier adds.

To find out more about good innovation financing practices, read the article in La Presse+ (in French) published on October 15, 2018.

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19 Oct 2018

Benefit from tools for a successful business transfer.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is an entrepreneurial succession leader with the requisite knowledge to support your business transfer process.

There are several key steps in a business transfer process, including:

  • Defining the project and the human issues;
  • Determining the business’s value;
  • Determining and managing risk;
  • Obtaining financing;
  • Concluding the transaction.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton can support you throughout the process, such as identifying the human issues and recommending the appropriate professionals to meet your needs.

Do you think it’s too soon to start thinking about a successor for your business? By beginning to think about the process now with our professionals, you can identify qualified successors to ensure your business’s continuity, understand intergenerational differences and anticipate the tax impacts and financing needed. You’ll have the benefit of a successful transfer and peace of mind.

Find out more about the various risks and the available solutions to ensure a successful business transfer. View the advice below or contact an expert.

Find out more by attending our next conferene on the topic : How do you know what your business’s fair value is?