28 Jan 2020

A new service to protect SMEs from cyber threats

MONTRÉAL, January 28, 2020 – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton announced the acquisition of VARS, recognized for its cutting-edge information security expertise. The firm is therefore positioning itself as a leader in cybersecurity advice and solutions for businesses in all sectors and of all sizes.

Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton said: “In today’s world, data protection is a major issue and all organizations need to manage cybersecurity risks. This new expertise within Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton will allow us to support our clients so that they can implement the required processes to prevent or recover from cyber attacks. The VARS acquisition is well aligned with the firm’s strategic plan to offer the highest level of digital and technological advisory services.”

VARS offers SMEs solutions to protect themselves against threats that could compromise data security, such as advanced security threat detection, 24/7 network monitoring, identity and access management solutions, security awareness and phishing simulations

Guillaume Caron, President and CEO of VARS stated: “No organisation is safe from cybercrime. We know that larger companies have access to more cybersecurity resources and solutions. Our goal is to offer the same sophisticated expertise to small and medium-sized businesses to protect themselves against potential and actual threats that can affect their operations, their reputation, their growth, and cause severe financial lost. We are pleased to join Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton to help businesses across Quebec protect their most valuable data and assets.”

The digital shift is generating new issues that need to be addressed proactively. The first step is to identify the security risks the organization is facing, assess whether it is compromised, eliminate existing threats and quickly implement a comprehensive plan to protect itself. All companies, large or small, must face these new issues and improve their cybersecurity posture to pursue growth and remain competitive.

To find out more, visit the VARS website.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a professional services firm 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 2,600 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 more than 135 countries with over 53,000 people who provide real insight, a fresh perspective and agility to keep clients moving ahead.


Francis Letendre
Head – Public Affairs
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

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14 Jan 2020

The Grant Thornton global organization publishes its global revenues and announces 6.4% growth for 2019.

Grant Thornton, the global organization of which Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a member, published its global results on January 9, 2020, announcing global revenues of US$5.72B for the financial year ended September 30, 2019.

In particular, these results were driven by:

  • Investment in 13 strategic markets where Grant Thornton sees the highest potential for growth in the mid-market segment;
  • Asia Pacific which saw outstanding results from many firms, including those above, which drove growth of 10.7% across the region, nearly double the projected regional GDP growth for 2019;
  • Solid growth across all service lines with a particularly strong result from advisory (+8.6%), closely followed by tax (+5.9%) and assurance (+4.7%).

Peter Bodin, CEO Grant Thornton International Ltd, says: “Our robust 2019 global revenues are the result of a deliberate strategy, focused on quality and culture, which delivered sustainable growth for the network. Our firms’ focus on quality and helping clients navigate an increasingly uncertain world has delivered another record result for our network. As clients continue to expand into new territories, transform the way they do business and cope with increasing regulation, we need to evolve and adapt with them. There is also mounting pressure from consumers, investors and regulators to transform business models and build a more sustainable global economy. It’s reassuring to see Grant Thornton firms succeed as we continue to build a sustainable next-generation professional services organization.”

Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton congratulated the global organization’s member firms. He especially highlights the work of the 2,600 professionals at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton whose efforts have largely contributed to these positive results: “Our firm is very proud to contribute to this international success. Our integrated service offering and access to the professionals of Grant Thornton’s worldwide network allow us to support local businesses in their growth, both nationally and internationally.”

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07 Jan 2020

The results for the 2019 CFE for chartered professional accountants were released on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

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

Karen Audet
Zahraa Bahr
Chanelle Beauseigle-Lepage
Jessica Beausoleil
Catherine Bélanger
Josée-Anne Bellehumeur
Julien Bilodeau
Julie Bouchard
Marie-Andrée Boucher
Marie-Frédérique Boucher
Mathieu Bourget
Lukas Bouthillier
Ariane Brisson
Alexandre Cassista
Charles-Antoine Catafago
Audrey Catelani
Jean-Sébastien Chalupczak
Élodie Charbonneau
Xavier Chartrand
Adnan Chaudhry
Myreille Chouinard
Nicole Christopoulos
Étienne Clément
Thierry Cochaux-Laberge
Karine Côté-Giroux
Catherine Cuerrier-Mercier
Florence D’Auteuil
Nicolas Delisle
Xavier Denoncourt
Jérémie Déry-Bergeron
Juliano Di Giacomo
Anthony Di Ioia
Gabrielle Duchesne
Caroline Dupéré-Tremblay
David Fallu
Noémie Fecteau
Maxime Filiatrault-Campeau
Pierre-Olivier Fiset
Charles Fortin
Éric Gagné
Maxime Gaouette
Noémie Giroux
Sophie Gobeil

Mathieu Gonçalves
Maxime Grenier
Évelyne Guertin
Marc-Antoine Guimond
Louis-Philippe Hébert
Samia Ishac
Jessica Jobin
Lara Joly
Audrey Lachance
Cédrick Langevin
Camille Laplante
Dayanick Larose
Anaïs Larrivière
Chloé Latour-Desjardins
Dominique Lavigne
Guillaume Lavigne
Benoît Maltais
Natacha Maurice
Anne Maurice-Henri
Nicolas Morissette
Sabrina Nadeau
Mélanie Negreanu
Louis-Mathieu Normandin
Jonathan Pace
Simon Parent
Marie-Ève Pariseau
Andrée Pelletier
Alexandre Proulx
Alexis Raymond
Freddy Rodriguez
Camille Ross
Marie-Pier Ross
Éric Roy
Alexandre Salvas-Beauchemin
Stéphanie Salvo
Brady Stewart
Étienne Thomas
Annabel Tremblay
Martin Trudel
Mathieu Turriff
Félix Vachon
Carol-Ann Vézina

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

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12 Dec 2019

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is pleased to announce the acquisition of Fradette et associés in Saint-Hyacinthe to reinforce its leading position in Saint-Hyacinthe.

The Fradette et associés team has built a solid reputation in its region and has been providing tailored advisory services to a large clientele for 30 years. We welcome Gaétan Fradette as a new partner.

The twenty-three highly qualified professionals of Fradette et associés have recently moved to our Saint-Hyacinthe offices. They will also offer their clients the wide range of products found within Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

Équipe Fradette - RCGT