FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Amber Landis, Manager, Policy Communications
ANNUAL ACG CUP COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED
1,526 MBA students participate in premier annual case-study competition
May 30, 2013: CHICAGO – The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is pleased to announce ACG Cup® winners for the 2012-2013 academic year. Organized by 27 ACG chapters throughout the U.S., the distinguished M&A case study competition attracted 1,526 MBA students from 120 business schools. This year, a total of $208,900 in student scholarships and awards were distributed to the winners.
ACG Cup provides students from leading MBA programs the unique opportunity to apply classroom studies to real-world experience and gain invaluable insight into the field of mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, financial advising and private equity. Experienced mergers and acquisition professionals judge the competitions and engage business school teams in business analysis, valuation and strategy development. The intense competitions provide participants with feedback from leading substantive experts and link the next generation of top-tier business-school talent with potential M&A employers.
"ACG remains committed to fostering and mentoring those pursuing MBAs to begin or further their careers in the middle-market and finance industries, ," said Gary A. LaBranche, FASAE, CAE, ACG president and CEO. "Since 2004, the ACG Cup continues to recruit top talent from acclaimed business schools across the country and award these scholarships to the deserving winners. These participants represent the next generation of top professionals in the field, and we couldn’t be happier with the residual effects it has for the middle-market and growth of our industry."
Congratulations to the ACG Cup 2013 winning schools and teams:
University of Arizona, Eller School of Business
Vinod Kumar Harikrishnan
University of Georgia, Terry College of Business
The University of Cincinnati
Kent State University
Sacred Heart University Connecticut
ACG Dallas/Fort Worth
University of Texas
University of Colorado Boulder, Leeds School of Business
Indiana University Kelley School of Business
University of Missouri Kansas City
ACG Los Angeles, ACG Orange County & ACG San Diego
Louisiana State University
University of St. Thomas – Opus College of Business
University of Nebraska Lincoln
ACG New York
ACG North Florida
University of North Florida
Rollins College – Crummer Graduate School of Business
Temple University – Fox School of Business
University of Pittsburgh – Katz Graduate School of Business
University of Virginia – Darden Business School
ACG St. Louis
Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville School of Business
ACG Tampa Bay
University of Tampa
Brigham Young University
ACG Western Michigan
Grand Valley State University
For more information about ACG, please visit www.acg.org.
About Association for Corporate Growth
ACG’s 14,500 members include professionals from private equity firms, corporations and lenders that invest in middle-market companies, as well as from law, accounting, investment banking and other firms that provide advisory services. Founded in 1954, ACG is a global organization with 58 chapters. Learn more at www.acg.org. ACG drives middle market growth.