ACG Cup®

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.  


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Christopher Hebble

ACG Cup Chair
Houlihan Lokey

Paul Hayama

Committee Member
Avante Mezzanine Partners

Bret Anderson

Committee Member
Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP

Missy Bailey

Committee Member
ACG Cup - USC Rep

James Scheinkman

Committee Member
Snell & Wilmer

Julia Toothacre

Committee Member
Claremont Cup Representative

Bruce Lipian

Committee Member
StoneCreek Capital

Jeff Tillman

Committee Member

Nathanial Downes

Committee Member
Pepperdine University

Jeraline Cordoso

Committee Member
SDSU, Univ. of SD and UCSD Cup Representative

Todd Larson

Committee Member
Singer Lewak

Allan Siposs

Committee Member
Keystone Capital Markets

Brian Levin

Committee Member
Intrepid Investment Bankers LLC