Students to Face Off in Investment Banking Competition, Oct. 6

Thirty-eight teams composed of 143 undergraduate students are competing in the 12th annual Investment Banking Case Competition hosted by Goldman Sachs and the Haas Undergraduate Program.

The three or four top teams will deliver their final 15-minute presentations and answer questions from a panel of judges from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the MLK Student Union Tilden Room. The Haas community is invited to attend, but seating is limited.

The competition's case focuses on software company Wind River, a Goldman Sachs client, and its potential acquisition by Intel (which did, in fact, acquire Wind River in July). The student teams are charged with putting together a 10-page presentation that evaluates Wind River's strategic alternatives, includes an estimated fair value of the firm, and makes a recommendation on whether management should consider selling Wind River.

The first round of presentations are due Tuesday, Sept. 29. Each team consists of three or four members, including one who is a non-Haas major. The finalists will be selected by Goldman Sachs on Oct. 6.