Cornell Places First in ACG Cup Competition

A team of MBA students from Cornell University’s Johnson School won first place at the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Cup competition hosted by ACG New York. This two-round case competition requires student participants to provide strategic financial advice to a holding company and private equity firm.

In the first round of the competition, the team determined the optimal financial strategy for a medium sized holding company consisting of a publishing and apparel business. In the final round, students were asked to present to a mock investment committee of a private equity firm.

One of the Johnson School team’s participants, Denise Chow, comments, “The ACG Cup was an exceptional experience for all of us. It was a lot of hard work, but gave us a chance to network with industry professionals and students from other schools, learn from each other’s experience and apply all the concepts we’ve learned over the last year in the Investment Banking immersion.”

Visit the Johnson School for complete competition details.


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