The Global Investment Banking Valuation Olympiad has been hosted annually since 2011. This is a unique opportunity for business students to participate in a three-stage competition against other teams worldwide.
Each stage of the competition puts students’ valuation skills to the test in the form of an online assessment, a Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) case study, and a final presentation (for the Top 10 qualifying teams).
This event has attracted thousands of participants over the years, and teams compete in the hopes of winning a cash prize and discounted access to our Global Investment Banking Analyst programme.
In previous years, we have announced winners from prestigious universities such as the University of Cambridge, the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, and the Polytechnic University of Milan.
Cash prize of £2,000 to commemorate 10 years of the competition.
Certificate of participation
10% discount for the Global Investment Banking Programme (full time or part time)
Participants will be provided with more information during each stage.
Please note, the below information will assist shortlisted teams during stage 2 and 3 of the competition.
Shortlisted teams should assume they work for a leading mid-market M&A advisory firm and they have just signed an engagement letter with a client to represent them in finding a suitable buyer for their business.
The presentation will last no more than 30 minutes including Q&A. The investment memo should not be longer than 3,500 words excluding appendices. You are welcome to put Excel based financial numbers to support your analysis as a part of the appendix. The valuation of the company will be based on their annual report with the help of Excel financial models by the following two methods:
For ethical purposes all questions must be asked and will be answered in an "open mode" on our Facebook page.