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ACG Cup® Northwest
March 11, 2022

The ACG Cup® is a case study competition designed to give students from leading Northwest MBA programs real world experience and invaluable insights into accounting, M&A, investment banking, financial advisory and private equity. This is a competition where MBA students solve real-world situations in a high-pressure setting. The students are challenged to find solutions for a finance-related case in the field of mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, financial advisory and private equity. After the teams analyze the case and agree upon a course of action, the students make presentations to a panel of judges comprised of successful corporate executives in the field of finance.

Description
FRIDAY, MARCH 11TH, 2022
8:00 AM– 4:30 PM
AT MULTNOMAH ATHLETIC CLUB (WITH COVID PROTOCOLS IN PLACE)
Join us for the semi-finals, lunch with keynote speaker, finals, and to see who takes home the Cup in 2022!

The Portland Chapter of Association for Corporate Growth® (ACG) is proud to host ACG Cup® Northwest, a ‘real world’ finance-related competition.

The ACG Cup® case-study competition provides MBA, graduate and undergraduate finance majors an opportunity to solve a real-world issue in a high-pressure setting. Students are challenged to find solutions for a finance-related case in the field of mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, financial advisory and private equity. After the teams analyze the case and agree upon a course of action, the students make presentations to a panel of judges comprised of successful corporate executives in the field of finance.

Team organization for the 2021 event will begin in November/December, 2020. In early January, Part 1 of the case will be distributed to the competing teams so that students may begin preparing. ACG Cup Northwest liaisons will assist the schools and the teams in the process. If there are multiple teams within a school, an intra-school competition will take place as only one team is allowed per school to advance to the semi-finals. Teams advancing to the semi-finals will be given Part 2 of the case in early February.

The 2021 competition will be a virtual event because of COVID meeting restrictions. Details will be announced by early January how the competition process will be organized. Similar to prior years, there will be two tracks… one track for Oregon schools and one track for Washington schools. At the end of the competition, there will be a virtual award ceremony for the winning teams. There are no entry fees and up to $12,000 will be awarded to the top four teams by Umpqua Bank.

PROGRAM BENEFITS
ACG Cup Northwest provides an opportunity to support local universities and our next generation leaders of finance while, at the same time, gaining valuable community exposure. Sponsors, schools, guests and students all benefit; interactions between businesses, students, individual leaders and top university MBA program representatives build brand and impact the community in the best of ways. The ACG Cup® Northwest competition is popular with professionals, sponsors and leading finance programs in the Northwest from Oregon and Washington. View our Sponsors page and the Universities page to learn about our esteemed sponsors and participating schools.

Program benefits include:

Valuable new connections are formed between faculty, students and business leaders
Real world experience is gained by taking students out of the classroom and putting them squarely on deck with real world business challenges
Students gain new relationships with specific business leaders from leading organizations
Brands are shared and program awareness for schools is built across the community
Students gain insight into corporate finance through a variety of perspectives
Sponsors, guests and students may develop relationships with potential employers, employees, team members and mentors
Students apply critical academic skills and classroom knowledge to a highly realistic M&A case study while enhancing and polishing presentation, team-building and networking capabilities
Prizes represent meaningful cash awards for students and positive press for schools and sponsors
Eligible Schools
Concordia University
Gonzaga University
Oregon State University
Pacific Lutheran University
Portland State University
Seattle University
University Of Oregon
University Of Portland
University Of Washington, SeattleUNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON TACOMA, SEATTLE PACIFIC UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY, VANCOUVER
Prize
Up to $14,000 will be awarded to the top four teams