01 Jun 2017
Pierre Garant
Partner | CPA, CA | Assurance

On May 23, 2017, the new integrated accounting-consulting services offering for SMEs was finally officially unveiled during the launch of operiō. The event, held at the magnificent Mont-Royal chalet in Montréal, brought together more than 500 guests, including dignitaries, important business figures and of course, SME owners and operators.

The evening, hosted by Simon Durivage who acted as the Emcee for the occasion, began with speeches from the main operiō team members, followed by a few enthusiastic words from Lise Thériault, Deputy Premier and Minister responsible for Small and Medium Enterprises, Regulatory Streamlining and Regional Economic Development and the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage.

As it was the perfect opportunity, Serge Beauchemin, angel investor and renowned Dragon, presented a one-year membership to operiō to the two winners of the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton prize, offered in connection with Dans l’œil du dragon.

The many entrepreneurs in attendance were able to meet with the operiō representatives onsite to obtain further details about this innovative service, or plan a more formal meeting in the near future. Magnificent kiosks in the operiō colours enabled viewers to discover the user-friendly aspect of this leading-edge technology on electronic tablets.

Kim Rusk, the official reporter for this event on social media, captured several moments of the evening live on Facebook. You can view her interviews on the operiō Facebook page.

Pierre Garant, Partner, National Assurance Leader and President of operiō, Annie Dupont, Manager, Sales & Marketing for operiō et Adel Mabrouk, General Manager of operiō

 

Lise Thériault, Deputy Premier and Minister responsible for Small and Medium Enterprises, Regulatory Streamlining and Regional Economic Development

 

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

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26 May 2017
Pierre Garant
Partner | CPA, CA | Assurance

Partner Rémi Fortin, in charge of the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton offices in Beauce, discussed the sale of Canam Group shares to an American investment company on an episode of Première heure. Canam Group is the largest North American manufacturer of steel components and specializes in designing integrated solutions for the construction industry.

Rémi briefly explained the basis of the transaction and its repercussions on the region to Ici Radio-Canada.

Listen to the report.

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26 May 2017
Pierre Garant
Partner | CPA, CA | Assurance

Éric Dufour, Regional Vice-President and National Business Transfer Leader at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, shares his recommendations and discusses the issues concerning the planning of a business transfer, such as:

  • Key elements of a transfer
  • Clash of generations
  • The will to serve
  • Five important milestones
  • Thwarting the trend
  • Identifying visionaries
  • Learning to wait
  • Propelling growth

Read the article published in the March-April issue of L’automobile. The magazine is also available.

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26 May 2017
Pierre Garant
Partner | CPA, CA | Assurance

In connection with an article on the vital issue of business transfers, journalist Jean-François Venne consults different experts on the topic, including Éric Dufour, Regional Vice-President and National Business Transfer Leader. Éric explains, among other things, the importance of listening to our entrepreneurs and helping them prepare solid succession plans to create opportunities that will keep our businesses in Québec.

Read the full article online at Les affaires.

Consult the complementary article on this topic, Café-Expert : transfert patient, transfert réussi (in French only).

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