11 Apr 2019

Once again this year, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a partner of the Grands prix de la relève d’affaires of the Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec.

This event celebrates the achievements of its members, young influential, visionary and dynamic entrepreneurs across the province.

Submit your candidacy before May 3, 2019 in one of the 12 categories, particularly for Buyer of the year (Business transfers) sponsored by our firm.

Candidates are evaluated based on their achievements, the relevance of their vision, benefits for their industry, their involvement in the socio-economic development of Quebec, leadership, innovation and contribution to their industry.

Our firm is proud to be collaborating to the success of young, local leaders who, through their professionalism and determination, contribute to the growth of Quebec and success of its organizations.

The Gala will take place on June 14, 2019. See you there!

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11 Apr 2019

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton acts as exclusive financial advisor to Nature’s Touch on a refinancing transaction.

Founded in 2004 and based in Montréal, Quebec, Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods is Canada’s pre-eminent supplier of frozen fruit products. From very humble beginnings, the Company has never wavered from striving to provide their customers with the highest-quality products.

Today, Nature’s Touch employs over 450 people and processes approximately 120 million pounds of frozen fruits every year in 3 plants strategically located in Montréal (Quebec), Abbotsford (British Columbia) and Front Royal (Virginia).

The Company is also a branded player, having secured the North American license to produce Welch’s frozen fruits in 2010 and operating its own brands, Nature’s Touch and Nature’s Touch Organic. Nature’s Touch has a portfolio of over 100 different SKUs of frozen fruits, blends, smoothie kits and vegetables, both in the conventional and organics spheres.

Nature’s Touch called on Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Corporate Finance team to review and optimize its financial structure. Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton acted as exclusive financial advisor to the Company, which now has a streamlined, adaptable and flexible structure that will allow it to seize new business opportunities in a very active industry.

“It was a pleasure working with Mark, Yasser and their team on our refinancing process. We were working with a tight timeline and they were able to accommodate all our requests, which helped us in closing the transaction as soon as it was possible to do so” states Maxime Boutin, CFO of Nature’s Touch. “Their knowledge of the market was a significant asset in improving our financing structure.”

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Nature’s Touch concludes a refinancing transaction to support growth

To learn more about how Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton can meet your company’s financial advisory needs, please contact our deal team.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a Canadian leader in the areas of assurance, tax, financial advisory and business recovery and reorganization. Our leading mid-market focused corporate finance advisory team provides sector-specific advice on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; debt and equity capital markets.

We bring deep industry knowledge to each transaction to support our clients’ corporate finance strategies and priorities. A member company of Grant Thornton International and the Canadian counterpart of Grant Thornton LLP, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has more than 2,500 employees and is one of the world’s largest professional services network made up of 50,000 people in over 135 countries.

 

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10 Apr 2019

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton advises Cannamedical Pharma GmbH on an equity raise to provide growth capital.

Founded in 2016, Cannamedical Pharma GmbH (‘’Cannamedical’’ or ‘’the Company’’) began operations following the legalization of medical cannabis in Germany in March 2017. As a leading independent European Union (“EU”) GMP licensed medical cannabis wholesaler, the Company is licensed to import narcotic medicines into Germany and export across the entire EU territory.

Over years, the Company has built an extensive distribution network across Germany, and employs close to 40 employees in Cologne, Germany and has subsidiaries in Canada, the United Kingdom and Greece.

Cannamedical’s commitment is aimed at safety, reliability and a quality management system that guarantees the highest possible product standards. All production partners must also meet the highest pharmaceutical quality standards worldwide – the so-called GMP guidelines (Good Manufacturing Practice).

Cannamedical called on Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Corporate Finance team to support them with reviewing and optimizing their financial structure in order to access additional liquidity by way of an equity raise.

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Cannamedical concludes an equity raise for growth capital

“I would like to thank everyone at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton who took part in our project for your professionalism in helping us with our financing’’ states Gianfranco Salerno, Managing Director Cannamedical Pharma Canada Inc. ‘’ Your implication, expertise and know-how, without a doubt, added significant value to our process.”

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton acted as exclusive financial advisor to Cannamedical.

The proceeds from an equity investment by a US and German-based growth equity investment firm will be used to accelerate Cannamedical’s expansion plan across Europe and capitalize on new markets, further consolidating its leading position.

To learn more about how Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton can help meet the needs of your business, please contact our Corporate Finance team.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a Canadian leader in the areas of assurance, tax, financial advisory and business recovery and reorganization. Our leading mid-market focused corporate finance advisory team provides sector-specific advice on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; debt and equity capital markets.

We bring deep industry knowledge to each transaction to support our clients’ corporate finance strategies and priorities. A member company of Grant Thornton International and the Canadian counterpart of Grant Thornton LLP, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has more than 2,500 employees and is one of the world’s largest professional services network made up of 50,000 people in over 135 countries.

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09 Apr 2019

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton advises Orthogone Technologies Inc. on a growth capital financing and shareholder buyback transaction.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is pleased to congratulate Orthogone Technologies Inc. (hereafter “Orthogone”) on the successful closing of its growth capital financing and shareholder buyback.

Orthogone is a leading Montreal-based product development and technology consultant, providing leading R&D services to the highly complex embedded systems market.

In the decade since its founding by seasoned industry veterans, Orthogone has secured a diversified client base of leading blue-chip companies and innovative start-ups.

The capital raised will be used to accelerate future growth initiatives and finance the buyout of one of its founders.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton acted as exclusive financial advisor to Orthogone.

“Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s corporate finance team provided unparalleled assistance at every step of the transaction, from crafting a tailored process to ensuring optimized outcomes at closing” said Luc Leblanc, co-founder at Orthogone. “They provided value-added assistance and allowed us to identify the right partner for our growth plan. We look forward to working with the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton team again in the future.”

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Orthogone Technologies Inc. concludes a growth capital financing and shareholder buyback transaction.

To learn more about how Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton can help meet the needs of your business, please contact our deal team.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a Canadian leader in the areas of assurance, tax, financial advisory and business recovery and reorganization. Our leading mid-market focused corporate finance advisory team provides sector-specific advice on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; debt and equity capital markets.

We bring deep industry knowledge to each transaction to support our clients’ corporate finance strategies and priorities. A member company of Grant Thornton International and the Canadian counterpart of Grant Thornton LLP, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has more than 2,500 employees and is one of the world’s largest professional services network made up of 50,000 people in over 135 countries.

Deal team:

Walid Safi
Martin Deschenes
In Sunwoo
Firas Ben
Mark Rossi