Teams from Six Colleges & Universities to Compete at the Richmond ACG Student Cup Competition

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Richmond Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth to Sponsor Business Case Study Competition

Teams from six colleges and universities will compete head-to-head during February in the 2nd Annual Richmond ACG Student Cup Competition, sponsored by the Richmond Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), a national business organization.

The competition brings together the next generation of business leaders with Richmond’s fastest growing companies, giving the rising business leaders an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities to tackle high-stakes business decisions in a pressured real-life simulation. This year, the participating schools are:

Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business
The College of William and Mary, Mason School of Business
Virginia Tech, Pamplin College of Business
University of Richmond, Robins School of Business
University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Business

The ACG Cup is a case study competition designed to give students from leading MBA programs access and exposure to mergers & acquisition (M&A) professionals and the M&A process, while they take part in a real-world deal making experience. While the ACG Cup competitors have a chance to win cash prizes, the true value of the competition is the unique opportunity for the students to present valuation, capital markets and M&A strategic advice to a panel of seasoned M&A professionals from within the ACG community. ACG Richmond also values this opportunity to see the next generation of business leaders in action.

The ACG Cup has become one of the most respected and fastest growing MBA case study competitions nationally, and more than 110 colleges and universities and 1,632 students participated in the competition last year. Through this program, ACG Richmond is introducing the next generation of business leaders to its members as well as to the local M&A, corporate growth, and corporate development community. This year’s competition marks the second ACG Cup competition hosted by ACG Richmond.

Intra school competitions take place during January and February. The Cup finals competition, where teams from the participating six colleges and universities will go head to head for cash prizes and the prestigious ACG Cup title, will take place at the office of the presenting sponsor, Williams Mullen, on February 27th, in Richmond. Additional sponsors include Capital One, Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc., Markel Corporation, KPMG LLP, Worth Higgins and Associates, Inc.

About Association for Corporate Growth (ACG):

ACG's over 14,000 members include professionals from private equity firms, corporations and lenders that invest in middle-market companies, as well as from law, accounting, investment banking and other firms that provide advisory services. Founded in 1954, ACG is a global organization with more than 55 chapters. Learn more at ACG drives middle market growth. Learn how at

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For questions please contact:

Jan S. Rice
Executive Director
ACG Richmond, Inc.
Tel. 804-897-0643

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