The Competition

Merging Future Talent

CBS Finance Competition will be hosted in week 38-40 2019 and targets bachelor and master students across all universities in the Nordic. Participating students will be tested thoroughly in their financial as well as strategic abilities when solving a real-life M&A case.

The annual case competition is open for both bachelor and master students at all major Nordic universities with an interest in M&A. The case will be launched at our case launch event and online along with a live stream of the launch event, enabling students from outside of Copenhagen to participate in the comfort of their own home universities. Travel expenses will be covered for all participants making it to the semifinals. 

CBS Finance Competition facilitates a unique network between the best students and our corporate partners granting recruiters access to a wide and diversified talent pool.

The case week will terminate with the Grand Finale where the winning team will be awarded DKK 20,000.

Case Format

Participating students will be valued on their performance and capabilities in addressing the issues identified in the case in front of the jury – the case will resemble all aspects of a typical M&A process in the best possible way.


Students are provided with case material containing the current situation of the company and the specific questions, which the students are asked to solve.


The students will conduct analyses based on financial, strategic and legal aspects of the target company utilizing both case material as well as externally available information.


Thorugh databases such as Factset and MergerMarket, the students will come up with a valuation for the company, using a mix of different valuation methods.


Finally, the students are asked to identify potential buyers and come up with a suggestion for an ideal M&A process together with other financial and strategic alternatives.


The students submit their answer in a presentation format and, if selected, they are invited to present in the semifinals in front of experienced M&A professionals.

CBS Finance Competition 2018

Prepare yourself and download the case from 2018 on Fitness World!

CBS Finance Competition 2017

Prepare yourself and download the case from 2017 on Danfoss – the first edition of CBS Finance Competition!

Take a peek at 2017’s CBS Finance Competition and get ready for the upcoming 2019-edition!