About ACG Cup


For more than a decade, ACG Wisconsin's annual ACG Cup competition has been challenging students from the state's top MBA programs in a highly realistic private equity and investment banking case study competition. More than $2,000 is awarded to the winning teams.



Register a Team

The competition, open to undergraduate and graduate students (e.g. MBA, MS Accounting) at UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, and Marquette University, begins with an inter-school round at each campus. Teams present their recommendations on a complex business case that requires a combination of corporate strategy, finance, and valuation skills. The top team from each of the three universities will then go on to compete in the ACG Cup Finals.

This case study provides students with the opportunity to showcase their knowledge on valuations, capital markets, and M&A strategy to a panel of established M&A leaders from the ACG Wisconsin membership. Other ACG Wisconsin members serve as mentors for participating teams.

Contact ACG Wisconsin to sign up to be a mentor.


ACG Cup 2024 Schedule

ACG Cup Value Proposition

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

  • Interact and network with leading M&A professionals and organizations
  • Gain insight into the inner workings of corporate finance through a variety of transaction perspectives
  • Develop relationships with potential employers, team members, and mentors
  • Experience the opportunity to apply critical academic skills to a M&A case study
  • Enhance and polish presentation, team-building, and networking capabilities
  • Win meaningful scholarship awards


ACG Cup Committee & Contacts