22.09.2014 change 22.09.2014

Warsaw School of Economics students excel in the valuation of companies

Student team from Warsaw School of Economics took second place in the international valuations olympiad. The finals of the Global Investment Banking Valuation Olympiad was held in the Greensea Capital headquarters in London.

Team leader Mateusz Szymczak and Wojciech Bujas, Michał Bąk and Marek Szpręga competed in the finals with nine teams, including representatives of Canada, India and several European countries. The students presented the results of several months of work and participated in the Q&A session.

In the first stage, the team beat more than 1,500 teams from universities around the world, solving a test and open problems. In the second stage they had to prepare a case study. Students chose a company listed on the Anglo-Saxon markets, which could be the subject of acquisition, valued it and planned acquisition process.

First place in this year\'s Olympiad won the team from Politecnico di Milano School of Management. Third place went to the team from Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, also from Milan.

According to Warsaw School of Economics, the Global Investment Banking Valuation Olympiad has a short history of only few years, but has already become one of the most prestigious international competitions in the field of valuations and investment banking.

Warsaw School of Economics students develop valuation skills in students Company Valuation Student Club, established in 2013 on the initiative of Dr. Marek Panfil. The club brings together people interested in corporate finance, accounting, statistics, and company value measurement. Affiliated students here periodically meet with representatives of various business environments. They learn the models of the functioning of companies in various market conditions. They carry out group projects, in which the task is to measure the value of one of the listed companies, and then present the results.

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