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
letendre.francis@rcgt.com

Lisa Théberge
Communications Officer
Centre de transfert d’entreprise du Québec
Tél.: 514-393-9779, Ext. 472
communication@ctequebec.com