ACG Cup®: The Premier MBA Competition


The ACG Cup® is a case study competition designed to give students from leading MBA 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.

Key Benefits in participating in the ACG Cup:

  • Professional valuation training
  • Enhanced team building and presentation skills
  • Networking with corporate professionals in central Indiana
  • Cash awards & professional recognition

Student teams compete by analyzing a specific company (a case study) and make a 20-minute presentation regarding its valuation and strategic options to a small panel of industry professionals. The case will be released via electronic means to students and the first round of the competitionwhere teams of 3-5 students will compete with each other. The winning team will then compete with the finalist teams from other Indiana graduate business schools at a later date. The ultimate winning team receives a cash award and is recognized at the annual ACG Awards Banquet. The other finalist teams are also invited as guests of ACG Indiana to the Annual Awards Banquet, and receive a cash award via the mail.

2020 ACG Cup Participating Finalists


3:00 -7:30 pm - ACG Cup Final Presentations* and cocktail reception at Barnes & Thornburg

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5:00 - 7:30 pm - Cocktail Reception Only in the mezzanine 

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If attending final presentations, must arrive promptly by 3:00 pm or you will be seated in-between presentations. 

*Limited seating available.