PRESS RELEASE – For immediate release
Amos, November 27, 2012 – Sharing the same passion for the development and success of Amos entrepreneurs and constantly seeking to offer its clients varied, high-quality services, the accounting firm Ouellet Lemire Normand inc. and Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton are joining forces.
“Our common goal is to serve our clients better, with additional talented people and services that meet the growing needs of dynamic businesses. This is why the two firms have combined their expertise, for the greater benefit of the region’s people and organizations,” pointed out Serge Allard, Regional Vice-President of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.
Alain Brière, Partner in Charge of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Amos office affirmed that “the rich knowledge of the region’s economic sectors and the very close relationship between Ouellet Lemire Normand inc. and its clients, for over 30 years, are considerable advantages in influencing the growth of Amos organizations and obviously for their success. We are proud we can count on the expertise of these new colleagues”.
The recently concluded transaction will take effect officially on January 1, 2013. Beginning in the new year, the employees of Ouellet Lemire Normand inc., directed by François Lemire, will join Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s existing office in Amos, located at 66, 1re Avenue Ouest, where expansion work will be completed soon.
“To ensure the continuity of Ouellet Lemire Normand inc. and guide its clients with all the required professionalism, we had to rely on a team of recognized and competent professionals. In this spirit of partnership and complementarity, we will continue, at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, to maintain personalized service that measures up to our client’s expectations, backed up by an expanded service offering,” concluded François Lemire, President of Ouellet Lemire Normand inc.
About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Founded in 1948, today Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a leader in the fields of assurance, tax, consulting services, and business recovery & reorganization. Its strength is based on a team of almost 2,300 people, including some 230 partners in more than 100 offices in Quebec, eastern Ontario and New Brunswick. For the past 30 years, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has been a member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, providing clients with the expertise of the member and correspondent firms in more than 100 countries.