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Private Equity Program News

March 3, 2014

Congratulations to Deal Camp Competition Winners 2014

On February 14, 2014 investment professionals and members of the alumni community, including the Private Equity Program Advisory Board, came to campus to judge three teams that had been selected from submissions by the attendees of the 3rd Annual Deal Camp in Montauk.

The teams were asked to present their analysis of a case based upon the Toys "R" Us buyout in 2005, with the judges selecting the winning team. Congratulations to the 2014 Champions:  Akin Akbiyik `14, Kris McKee `14, Emil Plagborg-Møller Visiting Scholar and Bharath Rajagopalan `15.

The competitors were hosted by CFO Clay Creasey at the Toys "R" Us flagship store for a fun tour and lunch in the skyroom board room (Toys "R" Us visit Slideshow on Flickr).

For more photos, visit the Competition slideshow on Flickr.



September 16

Alumni Event M&A Roundup: How the 2014 'Resurgence' is Impacting Private Equity"
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October 28

Info Session: Learn about the Private Equity Program and Deal Camp (for Current Students)
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December 5-7

Fourth Annual Deal Camp in Montauk
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New Research

No Free Shop: Why Target Companies in MBOs and Private Equity Transactions Sometimes Choose Not to Buy ‘Go Shop’ Options

By Charles W. Calomiris, Donna M. Hitscherich and Adonis Antoniades

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