College Dinner

Oxford Global Private Equity Challenge

About the event

Oxford Global Private Equity Challenge, in association with the University of Oxford’s Private Equity Institute.

Working in teams to assess the potential for a private equity investment (leverage buyout) of a publicly listed company, your recommendations will be evaluated by a professional judging panel with a cash award for the winning team.

Essential information

  1. The challenge is open to students from elite global Business Schools.
  2. Each team will consist of four students (gender balanced). One team per school.
  3. Teams will be given the name of a publicly listed target company to assess as a leveraged buyout opportunity.
  4. They will develop a business case for the chosen company. This will include a full financial & valuation model and PowerPoint pitchbook.
  5. Entry fee is £50. Finalists will need to cover their own travel and accommodation in Oxford.


  • First round submissions by email 1st December 2019
  • Finalists notified in January 2020
  • Oxford Global Private Equity Challenge (Thursday 26 - Saturday 28 March 2020)
    • Thursday: London Trek
    • Friday: Competition & prize dinner at an Oxford college
    • Saturday: Student organised events


The winning team will receive a significant cash prize.
There are also sponsor prizes for individuals and competition elements.

Further instructions on how to apply will be circulated to elite global Business Schools in due course.