TORONTO, Sept. 22 /CNW/ - KPMG Enterprise(TM) has officially "entered the
den" in an exclusive arrangement with the CBC, and will be providing all
facets of due diligence, transaction related services and other professional
services to the Dragons for Season 3 of the CBC program Dragons' Den.
"We are excited to be a part of this unique opportunity that affords
Canada's brightest up and coming entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to major
league investors," said Beth Wilson, National Leader of KPMG Enterprise. "Our
role as professional advisers to the Dragons is well aligned with our area of
knowledge and experience as business advisers for small and privately owned
companies in Canada."
This season's Dragons include: Arlene Dickinson, Kevin O'Leary, Robert
Herjavic, Jim Trevling. Also, a new Dragon has been added for Season 3 - Brett
Wilson. For more information on Dragons' Den and to access bios of the
Dragons, please visit: http://www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/.
"Reliable due diligence is critical to the success of our deals in the
Dragons' Den," explained Dragon Arlene Dickinson. "We are really pleased that
KPMG Enterprise will be working alongside us this season providing this key
knowledge and experience - their reputation is unrivalled."
The program airs on CBC's main network on Monday nights and additionally
five times each week on CBC Newsworld. On average, 500,000 viewers across the
country watch each episode. During 2007, Dragons' Den made CBC's Top 10 show
list and after every episode the show's Web site received more visitors than
the CBC's daily news site.
KPMG LLP, a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the
laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm affiliated with KPMG
International, a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax,
and Advisory services. Member firms operate in 145 countries and have more
than 123,000 professionals working around the world.
The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG
International, a Swiss cooperative. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and
separate entity, and describes itself as such.
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