On June 5, at the 17th edition of the Business Transfer Awards, six Quebec companies were honored in the family and entrepreneurial succession categories. The competition, organized by PwC Canada, Familles en affaires – HEC Montréal and their partners, recognizes the success of private Quebec companies that have successfully completed the succession process, while ensuring their longevity and growth. Chaired this year by Serge Gendron, Executive Chairman of AGF Group, the event was attended by over 180 guests.

Congratulations to the medalists!

The Winners of this 17th Edition

Family Transfer

Gold: Construction Nivo-Tech

Founded in 1990 by Jocelyn Lapointe and two partners, Construction Nivo-Tech is a family business specializing in new home construction, renovation and, since the early 2000s, the post-disaster sector. Following the unexpected death of its founder in 2018, his daughter Mélissa Lapointe and son-in-law David Audy left their respective jobs in accounting and civil engineering to jointly assume the management of the company. With the support of the existing team, they have maintained the solid foundations that have contributed to its reputation for excellence for almost 35 years.

Silver: Beauté Star

Beauté Star was founded in 1978 by France Bédard Bourdon and Gaétan Bourdon, resulting from the merger of Étoile de beauté and Ulric Bédard ltée. Since its inception, Beauté Star has grown both in terms of territorial coverage and product and service offering, currently counting nearly 240 employees and 24 boutiques. Now run by the second generation, co-presidents Marie-Christine and Marie-Danielle Bourdon, Beauté Star remains a leader in the hairdressing industry through innovation and audacity, and changed its name in 2020 to reflect this vision.

Bronze: ACME Sprinklers

Les Gicleurs Acme, a family business founded in 1967 by brothers Georges and Jean-Marie Péloquin, specializes in the installation of sprinkler systems and is dedicated to protecting businesses and homes from fire. Since 2017, the company has been run by the third generation, CEO and chief engineer Yanik Péloquin. With some 50 employees, he is the owner alongside co-presidents Sandra and Mathilde Péloquin and fire protection mechanic Gabriel Péloquin. Since then, the company has experienced exponential growth, while more recently focusing on the digital and sustainable transformation of its operations.

Entrepreneurial Transfer

Gold: Aliments Morehouse

Silver: Unicel Architectural

Bronze: JAS Filtration