The ACG Cup


The ACG Cup is a unique case study competition designed to give students from leading MBA programs experience and insight into mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, financial advisory, and private equity. ACG chapters nationwide host ACG Cup competitions, enabling ACG members to forge closer relationships with leading business schools and introduce the next generation of business leaders into the M&A, corporate growth and corporate development communities.

The Cleveland chapter hosts the ACG Cup in January, the Friday before our annual Deal Maker Awards.

Benefits for Students

MBA students who participate in the competition will receive the unparalleled opportunity to:

  • Interact and network with leading finance professionals and organization in their region
  • Gain insight into the inner workings of corporate finance through a variety of transaction perspectives
  • Develop relationships with potential employers, team members and mentors
  • Apply critical academic skills to a highly realistic M&A case study
  • Enhance and polish presentation, team building and networking capabilities
  • Win meaningful cash rewards


Teams are comprised of MBA students or graduate students pursuing finance related degrees (e.g. Master’s of Accountancy). Students from accredited and recognized MBA programs are eligible to compete.

More Information

To learn more, check out the ACG Cup Guide Book, or contact ACG Cleveland at 216-696-8484 or

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