09 Jan 2014

Quebec City, January 9, 2014 – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton today announced the merger of its professional activities with those of the expert team of Guy Lemire, CPA, CA, previously part of the firm Dessureault, Lemire, Désaulniers, Gélinas et Lanouette, S.E.N.C.R.L., in Nicolet. This transaction represents the continuation of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s sustained and dynamic growth in the Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec region, positioning the firm as one that region’s inevitable leaders.

“This combination is a perfect fit with our growth strategy in the Mauricie region, with the addition of a new establishment in Nicolet. The population of these regions can now count on four Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton offices. The others are located in Trois-Rivières, Shawinigan and Drummondville. We are engaging in this expansion based on the dynamic energy of Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec businesses and the confidence they show in our talents, because we have the opportunity to give them valuable advice for their business decisions,” declared Pierre Lapointe, Regional Vice-President of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

The firm’s commitment to constant improvement in serving its clients and entrepreneurs in the region thus translates into the continuous integration of experienced professionals, who contribute to the diversity of the services offered by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and its flourishing expansion.

“This growth makes me even prouder of our constant ability to provide businesses with the means to achieve their ambitions and represents a major step forward. My clients now have access to a service offering that goes beyond our traditional field of application, due to the multidisciplinary range of services we find at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. This same pride in building organizations that constantly improve their performance, is why I am joining forces with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton today,” Mr. Lemire pointed out.

The firm is proud to welcome Mr. Lemire and his team of experts to its network. For the past 30 years, they have been recognized in the Nicolet region for their know-how. By adding 12 employees, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is pursuing its growth, maximizing access to first-rate expertise, geared to small and medium enterprises and adapted to the local markets.

Mr. Lemire’s team will carry on their activities from now on under the name of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. However, their offices will remain at 88 Place du 21-Mars, Suite 201, in Nicolet.

About Guy Lemire, CPA, CA

In 1980, Mr. Lemire co-founded the accounting firm Dessureault, Lemire, Désaulniers, Gélinas et Lanouette. With over 30 years’ experience in assurance, he was responsible for management of the Nicolet office. He has acted as a privileged advisor, guiding his clients in the financing and day-to-day business management. In the course of his years of practice, he has developed expertise in taxation and in business acquisitions and sales. He has mainly worked with non-profit organizations, municipalities and private enterprises in the agricultural, manufacturing, retail, service, transportation, construction, accommodation and hotel sectors.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has become a leader in the fields of assurance, tax, consulting services, and business recovery & reorganization. Its strength is based on a team of over 2,400 people, including some 230 partners in more than 100 offices in Quebec, eastern Ontario and New Brunswick. For over 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.

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Contact person:
Ms. Carole-Anne Dugré
Regional Director of Communications and Business Development
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Tel.: 418-647-6635
Email : dugre.carole-anne@rcgt.com

Source:
Mr. Francis Letendre
Senior Consultant – Public Relations
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Tel.: 514-390-4201
Email : letendre.francis@rcgt.com