The ACG Cup®

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The ACG Cup® is a case study competition designed to give students from leading university business programs across the country real world experience and invaluable insights into mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, financial advisory and private equity. Each case study provides students with a unique opportunity to present valuation, capital markets and M&A strategic advice to a panel of seasoned M&A professionals from within the ACG community. The competition is carried out through a series of intra-school and regional competitions, with regional winners awarded the prestigious ACG Cup® title and cash awards.

The ACG Cup Value Proposition

ACG Chapters nationwide are pleased to host ACG Cup® competitions, enabling ACG members to forge closer relationships with the leading business schools in their region, introducing the next generation of business leaders to the premier M&A, corporate growth and corporate development community, Association for Corporate Growth.

Participating in the ACG Cup® provides students with the unparalleled opportunity to:

  • Access and exposure to M&A professionals
  • Real-world dealmaking experience
  • Over $200,000 in scholarship and awards distributed annually
  • Resume building
  • Real-world financial experience
  • Opportunity to work as an investment banker for a week
  • Application of classroom studies
  • Hone dealmaking skills
  • Enhance and polish presentation, networking and team building capabilities

Event Materials

Each team that registers for the Cup® will get a personalized registration link to the Datasite which contains all the materials each team will need for guidance to compete.


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