Succession planning and business transfer: What are the factors of success?

Monday, May 4, 2015 from 8:30 A.M. to noon


Gabriel Nadon

Gabriel Nadon

Portfolio Manager, Business Succession
Fonds de solidarité FTQ

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Gabriel Nadon is a graduate of HEC Montréal. After having worked at Scotiabank and Desjardins for a number of years, Mr. Nadon joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ network in 1995. For close to fifteen years now, he has worked exclusively in the area of business transfers. Notably, he addresses financial problems that arise when a business is transferred to the next generation.

Over the years, Gabriel Nadon has developed a particular expertise in all aspects of business succession, and has been involved in several business transfers. He has developed a unique approach, not limiting himself to the financial aspects but also taking the human element into account.

Interested in exchanging views on succession, and with a commitment to the sustainability of Quebec SMEs, he shares his experience on his blog Le blogue sur la relève d’entreprise ( and on Twitter (@gabrielnadon).


Jean-François Thuot

Jean-François Thuot, CPA, CGA

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

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Jean-François Thuot is a certified general accountant (CGA) by training. He distinguished himself in his professional certification exams by achieving one of the top spots in Canada on the taxation and corporate finance exams.

Mr. Thuot holds a master’s degree in taxation and practices at the chartered accountancy firm of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton as a partner in taxation.

Mr. Thuot regularly speaks publicly on tax planning and is the author of a number of articles on specialized areas of taxation. He is one of the most sought-after speakers on tax planning. He is also a lecturer on taxation in the Université du Québec à Montréal’s Faculty of Accounting and in the master’s in taxation program at Université de Sherbrooke.

His field of expertise is mainly private companies, largely for tax and succession planning, and corporate reorganizations.


Marc-André Messier

Marc-André Messier

Centre de transfert d'entreprise du Québec

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Marc-André Messier thrives on entrepreneurship. For 13 years, he was self-employed, working mostly as a copywriter and project manager. Were he an object, he would most surely be a Swiss Army knife, given his practicality and his great versatility. In March 2013, Marc-André Messier immersed himself in the business transfer ecosystem. He is an advisor at the Centre de transfert d’entreprises du Québec and the delegate responsible for the Montérégie region.

Today, Quebec Inc. is on the verge of passing the torch to a new generation of daring and innovative entrepreneurs. “There’s no reason to just sit back and watch it pass, I want to be part of it and make a difference. Leaving one’s mark on the history of business succession in Quebec is a wonderful thing!”

The activity will be held in French.





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514 871-4001

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514 871-4002, ext. 6214

Registration deadline
May 4 2015


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