Final Round of the National Investment Banking Competition and

Investment Banking competition

Banking Investment / September 23, 2021

Competing in NIBC allows Undergraduate and Graduate students to distinguish themselves and attain international recognition from their peers and senior industry professionals. Competitors will utilize and develop corporate finance analysis, financial modeling, and pitching skills which are essential for a successful career in investment banking.

NIBC’s objective in designing the case and competition process is to provide students with an authentic investment banking experience. The Organizing Team works closely with the Case Committee to create a competition that focuses on real-life transactions involving publicly listed companies. Participation in NIBC will provide hands-on experience and insight into the daily responsibilities of both junior and senior investment bankers. These responsibilities include analysis of financial data, running scenarios in financial models, evaluating structural alternatives against client parameters, creating pitch books, and presenting to senior management. The Competition culminates in a live pitch by finalist teams to Managing Directors of leading North American investment banks. For more information about NIBC for this year, please view our Competition Overview.

Case Development

The cases used in the Competition are designed by NIBC’s Case Committee, which is comprised of professionals who have dedicated their time and experience in financial analysis and transaction structuring to work with the Organization Team to create sophisticated cases for NIBC since inception. Throughout the case creation process, the Case Committee screens companies, reviews trading comparables and precedent transactions, and consults with industry experts to identify suitable real-life situations. As part of the Final Round Case, the Case Committee works with the Organizing Team to prepare a sophisticated financial model and information package for competitors as well as a comprehensive case summary for judges. Prior to dissemination of the cases, the Case Committee receives input from industry professionals from sponsoring firms as well as the Board’s general members.