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Nico Fazio, B.J. Ivanovski, Kyle Drouillard, and Dylan MaitreFinance students from the Odette School of Business celebrate their victory in the Battle on Bay case competition (from left): Nico Fazio, B.J. Ivanovski, Kyle Drouillard, and Dylan Maitre.

Finance students ace case competition

A team from the Odette School of Business has won bragging rights on Bay St. after pitting their finance skills against their peers from across Canada in a competition last week in Toronto.

Kyle Drouillard, Nico Fazio, Dylan Maitre, and B.J. Ivanovski claimed the first title for UWindsor in the 13-year history of the Battle on Bay case competition, hosted by the Ryerson University Finance Society, Jan. 10 and 11.

Teams spent a week considering a target price for the publicly-traded consulting firm Accenture, then travelled to Toronto to present their proposed approaches to a strategic acquisition, before a judging panel of industry professionals. A second round involved a crisis case, with 90 minutes to prepare without internet access.

The Odette team emerged victorious and members will share the $3,000 first-place prize. Ivanovski earned an individual award as best speaker.

“Taking home this win right before graduation feels great,” said Fazio. “We’ve been huge supporters of the Battle on Bay for a while — in fact they served as the inspiration behind the founding of our own case competition.”

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