KPMG Stands Behind Dragons' Den

KPMG Enterprise begins seventh year as official adviser to the Dragons on CBC's Dragons' Den

TORONTO, Oct. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - KPMG has its pencils sharpened as the new season of CBC's Dragons' Den kicks off Wednesday, October 2. As official advisers to the Dragons, KPMG provides assessments on prospective companies after a Dragon agrees to invest. KPMG provides the Dragons with the in-depth analysis necessary to uncover and understand what a company brings to the table before the deal is sealed.

KPMG supports the Dragons by:

  • Conducting thorough assessments on prospective companies: reviewing finances, assessing potential business risks, and conducting criminal background checks and personal histories.
  • Handling due diligence and risk assessment as requested by the Dragons.
  • Allowing the Dragons to examine all aspects of a deal, including finance, tax and legal details.
  • Performing personal background checks (criminal and civil histories) and conducting fraud and regulatory searches.

KPMG's in-depth review of a prospective business enables the Dragons to make informed decisions about the companies they choose to invest in.


"KPMG has been a trusted adviser to the Dragons for seven years. Since the Dragons invest their own personal money, we are there to ensure they have all the information needed to make sound and strategic business investments."

- Dennis Fortnum, Canadian Managing Partner, KPMG Enterprise

"Most viewers are unaware of the extensive assessment conducted on the companies who make it through the Dragons' Den. KPMG Enterprise is the official adviser to the Dragons. We complete full assessments and thorough evaluations as requested by the Dragons covering everything from the state of a company's finances, to potential business risks, to criminal background checks and personal histories."

- Dennis Fortnum, Canadian Managing Partner, KPMG Enterprise


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About KPMG Enterprise
KPMG Enterprise™ is a network of professionals devoted exclusively to helping business owners and entrepreneurs build value and grow thriving enterprises in Canada. Why is that important for business owners and entrepreneurs? Based on their understanding and experience of what private companies face every day, KPMG Enterprise business advisers can provide proactive and effective advice about financial, business, and operational challenges, ultimately helping owners and entrepreneurs build value in their businesses and grow successful private enterprises. Visit

About Dragons' Den
DRAGONS' DEN is the highest-rated Canadian unscripted program on during the regular television season, with an average audience of more than 1.2 million Canadians each week. In addition to its success on-air, DRAGONS' DEN is also a hit online, boasting an active and engaged online community averaging more than 650,000 page views per month. Full episodes and exclusive behind-the-scenes content can be viewed at DRAGONS' DEN is filmed at CBC Headquarters in Toronto, ON and airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) and Sundays at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC Television. Tracie Tighe is executive producer and Molly Middleton is senior producer. Dianne Buckner hosts.


For further information:

Julie Bellissimo
National Manager, Communications
KPMG in Canada

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