2012 Mergers & Acquisitions Competition
October 25-26, 2012
MBAs Compete in the
Smith School’s Mergers and Acquisitions Contest; Ohio State Wins
MBA students had the upcoming presidential election on their minds as they
plotted merger and acquisition strategies and recommendations for big players in
the aerospace and defense industries. Teams from some of the country’s top MBA
programs went head to head in an intense match to offer the best pitch in the
University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business 6th annual Mergers
and Acquisitions Competition.
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6th Annual Mergers and Acquisitions Competition kicks off Thursday,
October 25, at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University
The one-of-a-kind competition brings together student teams from ten
of the nation’s top business schools as they compete to create a winning
M&A pitch and present it to a panel of Wall Street bankers and corporate
The process is grueling, yet fun. The teams will work through Thursday night,
conducting analyses and developing recommendations to present to the panel of
judges the next morning. Each team is then scored on the strength of its
presentation – involving quantitative analysis – and its responses to questions
posed by the panel.
Last year, UVA’s Darden School of Business took home the $5,000 first prize.
The UCLA Anderson School of Management placed second, winning $2,500, and Texas
A&M’s Mays Business School finished third, winning $1,000.
We are currently seeking schools to participate! To enter your school’s team
or to find out more about the competition, contact
The free event is open to all and students are strongly encouraged to attend.
The 6th Annual M&A Competition is hosted by the MBA Finance Association.
Get the Student and Faculty Perspectives on the Competition