DeutscheCraigs Deal Challenge 2017

Registrations closing soon!

Interested in a career in Finance? This competition is for you!

Formerly the Valuation Competition, we now have one of the top Investment Banks in NZ sponsoring the competition and an exciting new format.

  • Tutorial delivered by Investment Banking professional
  • Pitch a Merger or Acquisition for an NZX listed company of your choice.
  • Develop skills in Business analysis and valuation
  • Finals at DeutscheCraigs office including Catering and Networking with the team
  • $1000 Prize pool
  • Winning team invited to a lunch with the DeutscheCraigs team


For any enquiries, please email:

Teams of 2 to 4 are tasked with pitching a merger or acquisition. This involves providing strategic rationale for why the deal is attractive to the acquirer, doing business analysis on the target company and then a valuation in order to suggest a price that the acquirer should be willing to pay.

Finalist teams will present at the DeutscheCraigs offices to members of the team. All participants are welcome to attend

Team Size : Two to Four people

Presentation : Ten minutes, followed by ten minutes of Q&A


All team members must speak at some time during the presentation

Registrations Open : Monday 8th May

Tutorial Night: 6pm Thursday 18th May, Room 260-040C OGGB

Registrations Close: Thursday 25th May

Submissions due: Friday 26th May by email to

Preliminary Rounds :  Saturday 27th May. Teams will be informed of their presentation room on Friday

Final Rounds including food, drinks and networking:

6.30pm,  Tuesday 30th May at DeutscheCraigs, Level 36 Vero Centre, 48 Shortland Street

Launch Night and Tutorial: 6pm Thursday 18th May, 260-040C

Delivered by a DeutscheCraigs professional – Don’t miss out!

1st Place : $500 and lunch with the DeutscheCraigs team!

2nd Place : $300

3rd Place : $200