Once again this year, six Quebec companies were celebrated at the 15th edition of Business Transfer Awards. Nearly 200 people gathered on June 8 at the Windsor Hotel in Montreal with honorary president David Cape, president of Groupe Marcelle. This competition, organized by PwC Canada, Familles en affaires HEC Montréal and their partners, honours entrepreneurship by celebrating the success of private Quebec companies that have successfully completed their family or entrepreneurial succession process, while ensuring their sustainability and growth.

The Winners of this 15th Edition

Family Transfer

Gold: Topring

Founded in 1979 by Louis Ménard and located in Granby, the family business Topring offers its expertise in compressed air to businesses. Recognized for its advice and services provided to the manufacturing, automotive and construction sectors, the company has been managed since 2020 by the founder’s three children: Alexandre, national sales manager, Anne-Catherine, co-president, Marie-Christine, project manager, and a key collaborator, Frédéric Théroux, co-president.

Silver: Lanauco

Lanauco is a family business founded in 1987 by Jean-Claude Mailhot and Gilles Marsolais. Offering integrated services in construction and maintenance of electrical distribution lines to public utilities and private companies, Lanauco has 111 employees. Today, a second generation is at the head of the company: Vincent Mailhot, president and general manager, and Tommy Mailhot, co-owner.

Bronze: Trudeau

Leader in the design and development of kitchen and household products with its head office in Boucherville, Trudeau was founded in 1889 in Montreal by Baron Louis de la Polinière and Count Jean de Plan de Sieyès who hired Joseph-Arthur Trudeau as accountant. He became president in 1919. Today, the family business is managed by the fourth generation, Anne-Marie Trudeau, President and CEO.

Entrepreneurial Transfer

Gold: Multi Online Distribution

Silver: Pit Caribou

Bronze: Technominex