A team representing UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business recently earned second place at the Association for Corporate Growth’s annual Cup Competition. The UCI team, which was composed of Dimitri Krikelas, Vishal Mehra, Jiangbing Xie and William Ryan, earned a $5,000 prize for acting as financial analysts and advisers in making recommendations to a hypothetical company facing a complex and difficult business decision. The investment banking case study competition also required the team to defend its positions when challenged by an expert panel of judges.