26 Oct 2012

SHAWINIGAN, October 26, 2012 – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to welcome Shawinigan-based Théoret Perreault Ricard Cossette Experts-Comptables Inc. (hereafter “TPRC Public Accountants”) to its network. With the addition of a dozen new experts, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is consolidating its presence in the Mauricie region, where entrepreneurial growth continues to make its mark.

Pierre Lapointe, Regional Vice-President, is quoted saying: “Shawinigan’s economic history is marked by its ability to innovate, which is clearly seen in the vitality and diversity of its economy today, which are based on the two solid foundations that are energy and industry. Our firm is therefore privileged to be offering its many services to organizations that are evolving in a structured, competitive business environment. Shawinigan ranks 19th among the 103 most dynamic Canadian city-regions with regard to entrepreneurship in Canada, according to a recent study by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business – which is certainly no small feat.”

This partnership will enable Mauricie inhabitants to depend on two Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton business establishments, the second being in Trois-Rivières. “Our desire to better serve the interests of our clients and entrepreneurs in the region can be seen in the on-going integration of seasoned professionals, which favours our growth. The diversity of our firm’s services and the extent of our presence within the Mauricie community are testament to our true commitment to guiding entrepreneurs in the region and taking part in their successes,” added François Dupuis, Partner at the Trois-Rivières office.

“We are pleased that our team will be able to harmonize Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton network’s expertise with an organizational structure that focuses on small and medium enterprises and adapts to local markets. Rooted in Shawinigan for 20 years, we are thrilled that our company will continue to grow within this major firm by providing clients with a value-added offer thanks to the multidisciplinary services we now have,” concluded Jean-Marc Théoret, Partner, TPRC Public Accountants.

TPRC Public Accountants will carry out its activities under the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton name; its offices will be located at 1752 Saint-Marc Avenue, Shawinigan.

About Théoret Perreault Ricard Cossette Experts-Comptables Inc.

Born of the merger of several Mauricie accounting firms, TPRC Public Accountants has been operating in Shawinigan for more than 20 years. In addition to providing discrete, courteous, professional and tailored services, TPRC Public Accountants professionals understand their clients’ situations and specific needs and are able to support them in the development and success of their business projects.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, today Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a leader in the fields of assurance, taxation, consulting services, business recovery and reorganization. Its strength is based on a team of almost 2,300 people, including some 230 partners in more than 100 offices in Québec, eastern Ontario and New Brunswick. For the past 30 years, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has been a member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, providing its clients with the expertise of the member and correspondent firms in more than 100 countries.

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For more information: Carole-Anne Dugré
Regional Manager, Communications and Business Development
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Tel.: 418-647-6635
Cell.: 418-955-3792

Source: Francis Letendre
Public Relations Consultant
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Tel.: 514-390-4201
Cell.: 514-554-1685