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14th Annual Business Transfer Awards

The Business Transfer Awards celebrate the achievements of Quebec businesses that have successfully gone through the succession process and that have thereby ensured their long-term sustainability. This year, the 14th edition of the awards ceremony will take place virtually on May 26, 2021. The prizes will be awarded to [...]

2021-05-05T10:32:56-04:00May 4, 2021|


Family-owned, responsible business startup Goodee is recognized as one of the most innovative firms in 2021! Goodee is a platform created in 2019 by twin brothers and Montreal-based designers of Jamaican origin Byron and Dexter Peart. Serial entrepreneurs, the Peart brothers are behind the creation of several brands in the fashion industry, [...]

2021-04-30T09:26:46-04:00April 30, 2021|

Charoen Pokphand

The Charoen Pokphand family group, Thailand's largest conglomerate, is collaborating with Maejo University to advance the hemp industry! The family group Charoen Pokphand (C.P.) is Thailand’s largest private company and one of the largest conglomerates in the world. Present in 21 countries, it brings together 13 business groups operating in 8 sectors [...]

2021-04-15T15:30:27-04:00April 16, 2021|


The Berthierville-based family business EBI is expanding its waste management activities to South America! Founded in Berthierville by Rolland Sylvestre 60 years ago, the family business EBI is a leader in waste management in the municipal, industrial, commercial and institutional sectors. As a pioneer in its field, the company has been able [...]

2021-04-09T09:15:13-04:00April 2, 2021|


The new auto giant Stellantis was born from the merger of the family groups Peugeot Société Anonyme and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles! Family car manufacturers Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Peugeot Société Anonyme (PSA) just completed their merger in January 2021. From this merger was born the giant Stellantis, a company which now [...]

2021-03-31T15:49:38-04:00March 19, 2021|

From Success to Succession: A Redesigned Website Facilitating Successful Business Transfer

The Chair of Succession and Family Enterprise is pleased to announce the launch of the website From Success to Succession! This second updated edition* aims to promote the successful transfer of businesses, whether family-owned or not. A Stimulating Guide From Success to Succession offers tools that will guide incumbents as well as successors [...]

2021-04-14T15:28:39-04:00March 11, 2021|

Bombardier Recreational Products

Quebec's family flagship of engineering, Bombardier Recreational Products, is experiencing sustained growth thanks to innovation! The story goes back to 1942 in Valcourt, Estrie, when inventor-entrepreneur Joseph-Armand Bombardier founded L'Auto-Neige Bombardier Ltée following the invention of the Ski-Doo. In 60 years, the family business has grown into a multinational manufacturer in the [...]

2021-03-31T15:49:50-04:00February 26, 2021|


German laboratory BioNTech, manufacturer of one of the first COVID-19 vaccines, is managed by a medical researcher couple! The development of the vaccine known as Pfitzer-BioNTech against COVID-19 is rooted in family history, more specifically that of an entrepreneurial medical researcher couple. Indeed, the BioNTech laboratory was co-founded in 2008 in Mainz, [...]

2021-03-31T15:49:56-04:00February 12, 2021|


The family business Lemay, a jewel of architecture in Quebec and internationally, will transform the church of Murdochville into an après-ski chalet! The architectural firm Lemay was founded in 1957 by Georges Lemay and Claude Leclerc in Montreal. Although Louis T. Lemay, Georges Lemay's son, began working there in 1984 as an [...]

2021-03-31T15:50:03-04:00January 29, 2021|

Birla Cellulose

Birla Cellulose, a subsidiary of the Indian family conglomerate Aditya Birla Group, produces viscose from cotton waste! Aditya Birla Group is an Indian family conglomerate founded in 1857 by cotton trader Seth Shiv Narayan Birla. Currently headed by Kumar Mangalam Birla, who is its chairman, the group, with a revenue of nearly [...]

2021-03-31T15:50:09-04:00January 15, 2021|
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