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Past Winners:

MIT Sloan School of Management

Tuck School of Business

Harvard Business School

The ACG Cup is an annual collegiate case study competition with MBA students from top local business schools.  The competition includes a first round held at each school, followed by a finals round where the winning team from each school competes.  Private equity and investment banking members of ACG serve as judges in each round.  Past participants include the graduate business programs from Babson College, Boston College, Boston University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

ACG Cup Event Overview:

Round 1

Each school will field three to five case teams, comprised of three to five students.  Teams receive a case study that contains a specific potential strategic transaction and develop a recommended course of action to present to the judges. One team from each school will be designated as the winner of Round 1 and will be invited to participate in the Round 2 Finals.

Round 2

Additional information will be provided to the original case study and the top team from each school will develop an altered or new recommended course of action that they will present to the panel of judges. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 teams.

ACG Cup Committee:

Jay Hernandez, Committee Co-Chair Harris Williams & Co.
Jim Wilder, Committee Co-Chair Housatonic Partners


ACG Cup in the News

June 2012: CHICAGO— The ACG Cup, an M&A case study competition offered by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), attracted 1,632 MBA students from 110 business schools during the 2011-2012 academic year. A total of $239,050 in student scholarships and awards were distributed through competitions organized by 29 ACG chapters throughout the U.S.  
Read the full press release here.

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