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The X Factor production team Anton Attard and Mark Grech, the brains behind the Maltese shark tank

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Anton Attard and Mark Grech, the production team behind X Factor Malta, will be producing the next Maltese version of the commercial reality show Shark Tank.

The renowned local producers are the two shareholders of Greatt Company Ltd, which produces the show in association with Malta Enterprise as a main partner and Sony Pictures Television.

Attard and Grech told Lovin Malta that Shark Tank was recognized as the world’s premier commercial television show.

“This format in Malta aims to change the business game in several ways,” they said.

“This will provide an opportunity for many people to realize their business dreams, some by improving their product through an injection of capital and others by getting the help and mentorship needed to start their business careers. We look forward to opening applications and meeting the candidates!

The Shark Tank format sees budding entrepreneurs pitch business ideas to a panel of investors (known as The Sharks), who will then decide to invest money in the idea.

While entrepreneurs need to convince the Sharks to part with their money and give them a chance, the Sharks are looking for a good deal that will give them a return on their investment.

The US Shark Tank sign (Photo: Shark Tank)

The show started in the United States, with Kevin O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Mark Cuban and Robert Herjavec playing the role of Sharks, with international versions launching in a number of countries, such as Australia, India, Mexico and Nepal.

Although the Maltese ‘sharks’ have yet to be confirmed, a number of big name companies are circulating and applications for nominees are expected to open on Thursday, coinciding with the Malta Enterprise Startup Festival.

Shark Tank Malta will begin airing in April 2022 on Sunday at 9 p.m., shortly after the end of the third season of X Factor Malta.

Cover photo: Left: Anton Attard with former Eurovision winner Michela Pace, right: Mark Grech (Photos: Facebook)

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