01 Feb 2017

Edmundston, February 1, 2017. – It is with great pride today that, Paul Bérubé and Éric Long, Partners at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, will be proceeding with the official inauguration of a brand new point of service in the Saint-Quentin and Kedgwick region, in New Brunswick.

Since the beginning of the year, employees have been occasionally stationed at 366 Canada St., in Saint-Quentin (New Brunswick). This opening is proof of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s dynamism and willingness to constantly provide tailored, high quality services to local managers, in order to foster and unlock the full growth potential of organizations.

In this regard, Éric Long said, “we opened this office with the objective of better serving the people in this region. We want to provide them with proximity to our experts and a wide range of services tailored to their business needs, while giving them access to our major network, a source of pride for almost 70 years.” With the firm’s Edmundston office, regional businesses will benefit from the talent of over 30 experts in assurance, tax, financial advisory and human resources.

“Our desire to efficiently serve our clients’ interests contributes to the continued integration of experienced and dedicated professionals, who make sure to meet the needs of individuals and enterprises, thereby enabling us to grow and assume our role as leader with the various economic and strategic players in the region,” concluded Paul Bérubé.


Paul Bérubé, CPA, CA, Partner – Taxation and Assurance; Bertrand LeClerc, Councillor, Town of Saint-Quentin; Éric Long, CPA, CA, Partner – Assurance, Charles Bouchard, Consultant – Business Financing


Sébastien Breau, CPA, CA, Senior Auditor – Assurance; Germaine Lévesque, CPA, CGA, Senior Consultant – Taxation; Charles Bouchard, Consultant – Business Financing; Mado Lévesque, Technician – Administration; Vincent Dubé, CPA, CA, Manager – Assurance; Paule Côté, Consultant – Marketing and Communication, Bas-Saint-Laurent; Pierre Campagna, Senior Auditor – Assurance; Cynthia Lajoie, CPA, CA, Manager – Assurance; Éric Long, CPA, CA, Partner – Assurance; Paul Bérubé, CPA, CA, Partner – Taxation and Assurance

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has become a Canadian leader in the fields of assurance, tax, consulting services, 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 4,100 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 42,000 professionals.

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Information:

Paule Côté
Consultant, Marketing & Communications
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Email: cote.paule@rcgt.com

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Francis Letendre
Senior Consultant – Public Relations
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Email: letendre.francis@rcgt.com

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19 Jan 2017

Fidéides 2017 - LogoRaymond Chabot Grant Thornton is very proud to be among the 2017 Fidéides finalists in the “Business and Social Engagement” category. This award is given by the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Québec to recognize organizations that play an active role in improving the quality of life in their community, a perfect reflection of our values.

The result of an outstanding day of community involvement

This appointment comes in the wake of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s September 23, 2016 community volunteering day that rallied some 800 employees. Most of the firm’s 100 offices were closed on that day to allow employees to give back to the community. The event was a resounding success and the firm’s nomination is directly related to an activity that took place in Saint-Anselme at Les Enfants d’Amour, under the management of Louise Brissette, where close to 400 employees participated.

Jocelyn Renaud, Partner, and Mario Morin, Regional Vice-President, with Louise Brissette from Les Enfants d’Amour, in Saint-Anselme

Making a difference in the community

Our people’s personal and professional engagement is what makes our firm an organization that stands out not only for its quality professional services but also for making a difference in the communities where it works. Thank you to all the employees and partners for their outstanding enthusiasm and engagement on that memorable day!

The award gala will take place on March 16, 2017 in Québec City with the winners being announced at that time, but we already know that the true winners are the 50 organizations that we helped on that day throughout Quebec and in Ottawa!

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19 Jan 2017

QUÉBEC CITY, January 19, 2017 – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton announces it is combining its financial advisory services with those of Groupe Acolytes inc. (Acolytes), business sale experts. For both organizations, this alliance will consolidate their solid expertise to provide dynamic Quebec businesses with access to superior quality, efficient, confidential services that consider the human dimension.

“Acolytes’ drive, knowledge and vitality mesh on all fronts with our goal to maintain our leading position as key business advisors for visionary entrepreneurs seeking to grow or undergoing changes. We know that selling a business is a complex process requiring expertise and dexterity. We are therefore very pleased to offer our clients access to the business sale talents and contacts of Richard Cantin and Dominic Chouinard,” stated Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Regional Vice-President, Mario Morin.

Cofounders of Acolytes, Richard Cantin, lawyer and Dominique Chouinard, CPA, CA, have been recognized for their knowledge of all steps in the transaction process for over 20 years. A business law attorney and a chartered professional accountant, respectively, Richard and Dominique have worked together on over 200 business sale transactions covering numerous sectors of the economy.

“Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is well known for its human approach towards its clients, business partners and employees. We have no doubt that in Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton we have found a major firm that shares our values and those of our clients,” Cantin stated.

“This is a defining and exciting moment for Acolytes. By joining forces with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, we are gaining access to a service offering that extends beyond our traditional activities thanks to the firm’s multidisciplinary services. This is a substantial advantage for our clients who will benefit from extensive information and strategic levers in the course of our transactions,” Chouinard concluded.

About Acolytes

Acolytes has been an indispensable resource in Quebec, accompanying SME owners in their sale process for over seven years. The complimentary expertise of its professionals allows Acolytes to efficiently and confidentially take on the full process and quickly obtain a company’s full value.

Follow us on Acolytes.ca.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has become a Canadian leader in the fields of assurance, tax, consulting services, 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 4,100 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 42,000 professionals.

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Information:

Carole-Anne Dugré, Regional Manager
Marketing and Communications
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Email: dugre.carole-anne@rcgt.com

Source:

Francis Letendre
Senior Consultant – Public Relations
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Email: letendre.francis@rcgt.com

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18 Jan 2017

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is proud to be associated with the Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation (MESI) and its partners to promote the new co-operative buyouts support program.

The lack of entrepreneurial successors has led to the introduction of this program to support co-operative buyouts of businesses by providing financial assistance of up to $1M over four years.

Co-operative buyouts are a collective solution to the entrepreneurial succession issue. According to Éric Dufour, Regional Vice-President and National Business Succession Leader, “This is a vital program in many respects, since it will provide a means to raise entrepreneur awareness, inform them and support their business success plan, an essential tool for an efficient business transfer. Since 2003, my teams and I have noted a major paradigm shift during a business transfer to the next generation. Human considerations are now more important than financial ones and we have to adapt. Additionally, we are seeing more and more groups taking over a business in order to share the organization’s responsibilities. The co-operative buyouts program helps meet this challenge.”

As a member of the MESI’s Repreneurs collectifs working group, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton partner, Chantal Bourgeois, participated in the discussions that led to the program’s creation. She explains that “creating co-operatives as a means to ensure the longevity of Quebec businesses provides numerous benefits, including employee engagement, a management model tailored to the new generations and participation in the social economy. This is why we believe this is a practicable option.”

The program is administered by the Centre de transfert d’entreprise du Québec. It includes a funding envelope of $1M over four years. Qualifying businesses can receive assistance of up to $15,500 to cover between 70% and 80% of eligible expenses for the following activities:

Phase 1: Feasibility study

  1. Assessing an employee group’s investment potential
  2. Evaluating the organizational culture

Phase 2: Implementation support

  1. Estimating the business’s value and its purchase price
  2. Undertaking the due diligence process
  3. Entering into a shareholder agreement or sale contract

An information tour has been organized around the province to introduce the program at the following locations and dates:

  • Capitale-Nationale, January 24, 2017
  • Centre-du-Québec, January 25, 2017
  • Estrie, January 26, 2017
  • Bas-Saint-Laurent, January 31, 2017
  • Lanaudière, February 7, 2017
  • Chaudière-Appalaches, February 9, 2017
  • Montréal, February 15, 2017
  • Montérégie, February 16, 2017
  • Laval, February 17, 2017
  • Mauricie, February 23, 2017
  • Outaouais, March 1, 2017
  • Côte-Nord, March 8, 2017
  • Saguenay−Lac-Saint-Jean, March 14, 2017
  • Laurentides, March 16, 2017
  • Nord-du-Québec, March 21, 2017
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue, March 23, 2017
  • Gaspésie−Îles-de-la-Madeleine, April 11, 2017

You can register for the sessions on the MESI’s internet site. Our professionals will be in attendance to meet with you and answer any questions.