European YOUniversity Deal Challenge

Για δεύτερη χρονιά διοργανώνεται το European YOUniversity Deal Challenge, το οποίο είναι ένα Valuations case study για ομάδες προπτυχιακών και μεταπτυχιακών φοιτητών. Το χρηματικό έπαθλο είναι €15,000 καθώς και ευκαιρία απασχόλησης με την Duff & Phelps στο Λονδίνο.

Οι κανόνες συμμετοχής στον διαγωνισμό έχουν ως ακολούθως:

  • The Duff & Phelps YOUniversity Deal Challenge is open to teams of students currently attending the same college or university.
  • Each team will consist of two to three students. You may have a faculty advisor to assist you, but it is not required.
  • Each team member must be in an undergraduate or master’s program and graduate between September 2020 and September 2022.
  • Teams must be present on the European/Middle East/African continents in the first half of 2020 to be eligible to participate in our final event.
  • There may be more than one team from a university.
  • Teams will register for the Duff & Phelps YOUniversity Deal Challenge by completing the online registration form.
  • Once a team’s entry has been validated, Duff & Phelps will send out the case on Friday, 2 November 2019.
  • The case will be typical of one that clients would engage Duff & Phelps to perform. It will include a financial transaction that involves aspects of our M&A Advisory, Transaction Opinions,Valuation Services and Disputes service lines.
  • All submitted solutions must be in English.

The timeframe for the competition is as follows:

a) Registration due: 31 October 2019 here (see section Europe/Middle East/Africa):

b) Completed case answers/presentation due: 8 December 2019

c) Three finalist teams announced: 15 February 2020

d) Final presentations in Duff & Phelps’ Frankfurt Office: 11 March 2020 (Note: All team members must be attending school on the European/Middle East/Africa continent during the finals. Expenses to bring any team member to the finals from outside Europe, the Middle East or Africa will not be covered)

  •  The judges for the competition will be internationally recognized experts from both academia and Duff & Phelps leadership.
  • All finalist teams will receive cash awards: Winning team will receive equivalent to €15,000 total, runner-up teams will receive €6,000 total(+ opportunity for future hire).
  • All information regarding resources to be used and final product to be delivered will be included in the actual case study problem when sent to validated teams.