18 Sep 2017

MONTRÉAL, September 14, 2017 – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and the Centre de transfert d’entreprise du Québec (CTEQ) made it official: they’ve teamed up to raise awareness about business takeovers and transfers.

Their common mission to guide SMEs and large enterprises through the different cycles of their existence, has led Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and the CTEQ to pool their expertise to foster the longevity of Quebec businesses.

This association will help develop informational content, training and networking events to mobilize and empower transferees and transferors across all regions of Quebec.

Vincent Lecorne, CEO of CTEQ explains that “…in an economic context where 57% of Quebec’s business leaders are 50 years and older, it’s imperative to focus on the population’s entrepreneurial spirit and encourage transfers by demystifying the business transfer process. In its capacity as guardian of the transfer process, the CTEQ acts as a facilitator between transferors and transferees; we help them establish a transfer plan with the aid of experts and strive to reinforce the transfer community.”

Éric Dufour, Partner, Regional Vice-President and National Business Transfer Leader at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton stated, “We consider succession an important issue in Quebec’s economy and we’re working in real time with entrepreneurs on their planning. It’s equally important to work together with the various players such as CTEQ, to guide entrepreneurs ever more efficiently and provide them with solutions for implementing an efficient and structured succession plan.”

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has become a Canadian leader in the areas of assurance, tax, advisory, and business recovery & reorganization. Its strength is based on a team of over 2,300 professionals, including some 200 partners. Together, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Grant Thornton LLP, another Canadian member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, help dynamic Canadian organizations unlock their potential for growth with over 4,200 professionals and some 140 offices across Canada. Grant Thornton International Ltd provides clients with the expertise of member and correspondent firms in more than 130 countries, with over 47,000 professionals.

About the CTEQ

The mission of the Centre de transfert d’entreprise du Québec (CTEQ) is to address the issue of managers’ succession, and business enhancement and transfers. The CTEQ guides transferors and transferees through the entire process to ensure quality and integrity, promote the longevity of businesses and make a positive impact on Quebec’s entrepreneurial situation.

For more information

Francis Letendre
Senior Consultant – Public Relations
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Phone: 514 390-4201
[email protected]

Lisa Théberge
Communications Officer
Centre de transfert d’entreprise du Québec
Tél.: 514-393-9779, Ext. 472
[email protected]


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13 Sep 2017

Operating abroad is a true development tool for businesses and this is just as true for Quebec SMEs! However, some are reluctant to take the leap because of the complexity of the process.

Suzanne Breton, Senior Manager – Management Consulting at the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Québec City office, shared some practical advice on the subject in an article that appeared in Les Affaires. As she mentions, “…once they’ve truly thought out their planning, SMEs can very well succeed abroad!

Read the full article to learn more!

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07 Sep 2017

BAIE-COMEAU, September 7, 2017 – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to welcome Jennifer Truchon, Senior Manager, to its management consulting team. The arrival of this talented business consultant will allow the firm to strengthen its service team by offering a human and confidential approach to its local practice. As a Northern Shore resident serving the North Shore, Jennifer will build a team from the region’s talent pool.

Éric Dufour, Regional Vice-President, stated: “The region’s dynamic business community shares these fundamental characteristics with our firm and its goal of being the go-to business advisors of entrepreneurs and organizations undergoing change or seeking growth. Whether you’re interested in strategic or financial advice, human resources, business succession, audit or personal or corporate tax, Jennifer Truchon will offer services that respond to our clients’ needs.”

Known for her efficient and bold approach and extensive network of contacts in the North Shore region, Jennifer joins a strong and innovative regional team. For the past 15 years, she has built a reputation for strategic planning, organizational performance, business transfer and growth support expertise. She participated in the development of Northern Québec as Marketing Agent of the Société du Plan Nord.

The new Senior Manager stated: “This is a defining and inspiring moment for me. Joining the largest accounting firm in Quebec gives me access to a national and international network, as well as a diversified service offering that goes beyond that of a traditional accounting firm. Our clients will benefit from our significant knowledge and extensive network as they expand their business.”

Jennifer is temporarily working out of the offices of Raymond Chabot, subsidiary of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, located at 45 Place La Salle, in Baie-Comeau. She can be reached at 418-445-9555 or at [email protected] Comparative analyses of premises are currently underway to select a business location in Baie-Comeau as well as the hiring of resources to compliment our multidisciplinary team to serve the North Shore community.

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 2,300 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 4,200 professionals and close to 140 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 130 countries and more than 47,000 professionals.

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05 Sep 2017

Throughout the Eastern Townships, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is known for its entrepreneurial spirit. And so, teaming up with Radio-Canada to show Estrie inc., les histoires de succès (Estrie Inc., The Success Stories), a series of eight two-minute episodes presenting some of the region’s successful businesses, was a natural choice. Come along and get to know these proud entrepreneurs as they share their success stories. Our experts will also join in and talk about some of the issues faced by the entrepreneurs.

These episodes are online on the Tou.tv website and on our website. You can also watch the ads by tuning in to Radio-Canada’s television station.

Light on the Entrepreneurs

  • Industries FM
  • Verbom
  • Mario Côté (Canards du Lac Brome)
  • Classcraft
  • ISE Stamping
  • Denis Bourque (Phoenix, Tim Horton’s)
  • L.P. Royer
  • Global Excel

The Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Experts

  • Huguette Boulanger, Partner, Manager – Consulting Services
  • Sarah Phaneuf, Partner—Taxation
  • Rémi Fortin, Manager — R & D
  • Tania Jubinville, C. App. Consultant—Real Estate
  • Francis Boucher, Senior Manager—Business Appraisal
  • Martine Guillemette, Senior Manager—Assurance
  • Christiane Caisse, Senior Manager—Financial Consultant