Valuation Challenge

Northern Illinois University's premier organization within the exceptional College of Business, NIU Investment Association, is proud to announce the 2020 Valuation Challenge. Teams of students are invited to select and investigate the hypothetical merger of two publicly traded firms belonging to an assigned industry. Teams will conduct a thorough analysis of both the industry and the companies, considering both quantitative and qualitative deal aspects and the ramifications for the companies involved. At the end of the eight-week period, teams are required to submit a document detailing their recommended strategy. Teams advancing to round two will present their strategy to the full board of Northern Illinois University Investment Association (NIUIA) judges and members on NIU's DeKalb campus in Barsema Hall.

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