Four Schools Compete in the 2018 ACG Cup


The 2018 ACG Cup — a unique case study competition designed to give students from leading MBA programs invaluable insight into mergers and acquisitions (M&A), investment banking, financial advisory, and private equity — was held on January 19 at the Union Club. 

Teams from Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University, Baldwin Wallace University, and The University of Akron competed in the ACG Cleveland event, with OSU winning for the fifth year in a row.

The top three teams will attend the Deal Maker Awards, and the winning team also goes to Intergrowth.

ACG Cleveland is big on providing opportunities for students access to the M&A market in Northeast Ohio. We are proud of every student who competed and thankful to everyone who served as a judge.

First Place Team (OSU)

Brian Geiser
Murphy Goodman
Vakeeshan Periyathamby
Marisa Ratajczak
Colin Souza

Second Place Team (BW)

Matthew Baldwin
Alexis Becker
Katelyn LeGros
Collin Mottice
Manolo Sandoval

Third Place Team (CWRU)

Anuj (AJ) Agrawal
Ailen Chen
Andrew Davis
Wenlong Ma
Jake Scholl


Matt Kolman, Deloitte 
Bill Haggerty, China Centric Associates 
Beth Haas, Cyprium Partners
Raj Aggarwal, Federal Reserve 
Jay Freund, Canal Holdings
Jeff Fickes, Vorys