Thursday, May 3, 2012 myBiz Blog
Wisconsin Wins the Duff & Phelps YOUniversity Deal Challenge 2012 by Jamie Marsh Finco

Duff & Phelps, a leading independent financial advisory and investment banking firm, hosted its third annual Duff & Phelps YOUniversity Deal Challenge 2012 last week in New York. The program provided a forum for college students from the nation’s top schools to develop a broad range of skills surrounding mergers and acquisitions advisory, transaction opinions, dispute consulting and valuation advisory via pitches to a boardroom of “clients.” Having taken Finance 420 (Investment Banking & Capital Markets) prior to this experience coupled with their experience in the Wisconsin Investment Banking Club, our winning team members entered the boardroom prepared and motivated to bring the first place award back to Madison. That is exactly what they did.

Congratulations to Zachary Sikora, Nicholas Stender , Cong Xu and case advisor Belinda Mucklow on their first place win! The Wisconsin School of Business is so proud of you!

YOUniversity Winners 2012

Caption: Nicholas Stender, Duff & Phelps CEO Noah Gottdiener, Zachary Sikora, Cong Xu