UM MBAs Win ACG Cup Case Competition for the Third Time
March 30, 2011
ACG Cup winners 2010 and 2011
For the third year in a row a team of MBA students from the School of Business Administration has won first place and $5,000 at the annual South Florida "ACG Cup" competition, sponsored by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). The University of Miami team beat out teams from Florida Atlantic University, the University of Florida and Florida International University in the competition which took place in Fort Lauderdale March 24. The South Florida competition is part of a series of ACG competitions held annually on university campuses across the country.
The winning team included Jordan Barrocas, Jonathan Brackman, Robert Fishman and Jarred Leibner. The University of Miami team that competed in the ACG Cup earned its place after beating other UM teams in the School competition.
The competition is designed to give MBA students real world experience and invaluable insights into mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, financial advisory and private equity.
“Over the last two years in business school, the ACG Cup competition has been one of the most incredible and rewarding experiences for all of us,” said Brackman, whose team also won the competition last year. “Winning the competition two years in a row required a tremendous amount of hard work and time, but we were able to combine our individual strengths to create a well-rounded team. Our experience in the investment banking industry provided us with the right skill set to succeed in the competition. Moreover, the ACG Cup gave us an opportunity to showcase our finance knowledge and business acumen to a group of prestigious, high-level judges from the private equity and investment banking community. The event also provided an opportunity to network with a number of industry professionals and students from participating schools.”
The ACG is a global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. It has more than 12,000 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 53 chapters in North America and Europe.