LSU Finance Students Win ACG Investment Banking Case Competition

winning team holding a check

The Winning Team: (left to right) Anthony DiBenedetto, Alex James, Brad Felger, Tucker Smith, and Vishal Shah.

November 2, 2015

BATON ROUGE – LSU finance majors Anthony DiBenedetto, Alex James, Brad Felger, Tucker Smith and Vishal Shah won first place in the Louisiana Chapter of the ACG (Association for Corporate Growth) Investment Banking Case Competition on Oct. 30 in New Orleans.

“The ACG Cup is a case study competition designed to give students … from across the country real-world experience and invaluable insights into mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, financial advisory and private equity,” the ACG said in a statement. “Each case study provides students with a unique opportunity to present valuation, capital markets and (mergers and acquisitions) strategic advice to a panel of seasoned M&A professionals from within the ACG community.”

The competition included teams from LSU, Xavier University of Louisiana – New Orleans, Tulane University, Southeastern Louisiana University and University of Louisiana - Lafayette. The LSU team took home a monetary prize and trophy, and each of the students received membership in the Young ACG Organization.

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Angela McBride
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business
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