05 Aug 2011

 

Emilio Imbriglio - Le Devoir (1er août 2011)

The Le Devoir newspaper dedicated the front page of its August 1, 2011 Economics section to Emilio B. Imbriglio, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Executive Committee President and Partner in charge of the Corporate Finance Consulting Group.

The portrait by Claude Turcotte also showcased Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and the Grant Thornton International network’s expertise in corporate finance and government consulting in public-private partnership (PPP) arrangements. It covered the major project with the CHUM mega-hospital, a $2B endeavour, according to the agreement signed in mid-June with an international consortium. The Firm has been providing its expertise with some 20 RCGT consultants who have been working on the project since 2006.

The interview with Mr. Imbriglio explains PPPs and demonstrates their key advantages: “When you look at the project we’ve undertaken, you see that PPPs foster international competition and creativity. We see the machine in operation. The needs have been very well documented in business case files, and efforts were then appropriately channelled. There have been exchanges with international suppliers who came up with extraordinary ideas that we would never have been able to find on our own. The truth is, these new ways of working are going to be more common in the future.”

The Le Devoir piece constitutes prestigious coverage that highlights our expertise and brings out the Firm’s reputation and excellence in the area of infrastructures.

Read the article (in French only)

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04 Aug 2011

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is pleased to confirm our agreement with Québec International regarding the Bâtiment vert et intelligent (BVI) component, as part of our ongoing initiatives to associate with excellence niches that contribute to the Québec City metropolitan region’s economic development.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s association with Réseau BVI once again attests to our Firm’s distinctive positioning and proactivity in a thriving sector: the development of products and services that meet the new international sustainable construction standards.

The Bâtiment vert et intelligent excellence niche builds on the know-how of the various stakeholders involved (architects, entrepreneurs, manufacturers, etc.) to develop expertise and innovative practices in leading-edge technology design and new generation building construction.

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03 Aug 2011

The Eastern Townships region is proud to announce that the Sherbrooke office will receive RECYC-QUÉBEC’s Ici on recycle program’s highest recognition, i.e., Level 3 Performance certification.

The Ici on recycle program recognizes establishments rather than enterprises, so the region’s Sustainable Development Committee is currently putting together files for each of the Eastern Townships offices.

Kudos to the Sherbrooke office for this environmental initiative and its eco-friendliness!

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21 Jul 2011

The latest research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) reveals that one privately-owned company out of five (22%) globally believes that the recent upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa has had a negative impact on their business. Ed Nusbaum, President and CEO of Grant Thornton International, discussed this statistic on Bloomberg. As for North America, one quarter (26%) of companies have also reported negative effects.

However, only 10% of companies globally say they are less likely to develop business in these regions. Mr. Nusbaum concludes that, in light of these results, companies still see real business opportunities in this part of the world for the mid- and long-term.