Master of Finance team earns 2nd place in ACG Cup

A team of Freeman Master of Finance Students won second place in the 2016 ACG Cup. From left to right, Chris Reid of Cardinal Capital, students Fei "Fay" Cheng, Yeqian "Chelsea" Fu, Mengying "Hugo" Hu, Sizhe "Suzy" Mei, Shaoxuan Sun, Patrick Willis of Baker Donelson and Diane Wszalek of Republic Business Credit.
Freeman Master of Finance students Sizhe “Suzy” Mei, Yeqian “Chelsea” Fu, Fei “Fay” Cheng, Mengying “Hugo” Hu and Shaoxuan Sun (second from left to right) won second place in the 2016 ACG Cup. Also pictured are, left, Chris Reid of Cardinal Capital and, right, Patrick Willis of Baker Donelson and Diane Wszalek of Republic Business Credit.

A team of Master of Finance students from Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business earned second-place honors in the 2016 ACG Louisiana Energy Case Competition.

Hosted by the Louisiana chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and commonly known as the ACG Cup, the competition gives students from Louisiana’s top business programs insights into mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, and financial advisory services related to the energy industry.

The final round of the competition took place on Oct. 28 at Louisiana State University. Teams had one week to break down a complex finance case involving a fictitious energy-related company and prepare a 30-minute presentation for judges that included detailed analysis of the financial data and recommendations for the company.

The Freeman School’s team, comprising MFIN students Fei “Fay” Cheng, Yeqian “Chelsea” Fu, Mengying “Hugo” Hu, Sizhe “Suzy” Mei and Shaoxuan Sun, beat out three other teams of Freeman MFIN and MBA students to earn the right to represent Tulane in the competition’s final round. Other universities participating in this year’s ACG Cup included Louisiana State University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Xavier University and Southeastern University.

LSU won first place honors and the top prize of $2,000. The Freeman School earned a prize of $1,000 for finishing second.