For the fourth consecutive year a team of Fisher MBA students brought home the ACG Cup, winning a rigorous investment banking case study competition organized by the Cleveland chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).

The first-place team included second-year MBAs Kyle Bushey, Trevor Morse, Dave Jones, Alex Teuscher and first-year MBA Mireille Hartley. As winners, they will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to InterGrowth, ACG Global’s annual conference, which will be held in April in Las Vegas.

“Over the last four years, we have sent first-year teams to the competition, where they lose, but learn a lot — including what it takes to win the competition,” Bushey said. “These teams come back as a second-year team and have been fortunate enough to win.

“Last year’s winning team as provided us with insight on how they won. The combination of having the experience of competing as a first-year MBA and learning from the previous year’s winning team has proven to be a successful combination.”

The team was one of three Fisher teams at the annual event. First-year MBA students Dan Fearer, Vakeeshan Periyathamby, Brian Geiser, Neal Sheth and Amogh Deshpande competed, as did a team of MBA and Specialized Master in Finance students that included Lisa Liu, Likun Fan, Havish Cherukuri and Phil Tassi.

The ACG Cup competition gives MBA students an opportunity to deliver advice on valuation, capital markets and strategic mergers and acquisitions to a panel of well-versed professionals in the mergers and acquisitions field. ACG chapters across the nation host ACG Cup competitions, where members create stronger relationships with leading business schools. Additionally, the competition provides corporate growth professionals with the opportunity to connect with up-and-coming talent.