Babson Places Second at Van Berkom John Molson Small-Cap Case Competition

Babson College placed second at the Van Berkom John Molson Small-Cap Case Competition this past weekend in Montreal. Sponsored by the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance, the team was comprised of undergraduate students Tyson Corner ’22, Gabriel Papa ’23, Nathan Watts ’23, and Ryan Watts ’23, all members of the Babson College Fund. The team was supported by faculty advisor Spencer Adams.

Four Babson students hold a large check
Babson’s team—from left, Gabriel Papa ’23, Ryan Watts ’23, Nathan Watts ’23, and Tyson Corner ’22—poses with its second-place winnings.

This is Babson’s highest finish in the competition, having previously placed third in 2018. The competition is held annually and includes undergraduate and graduate teams from business schools throughout North America. The Babson team, for its second-place finish, received $3,000 (Canadian) to share among the four of them.

This event is the premier case competition focused on small-cap investment. It provides business students with an opportunity to showcase their ability to analyze financial business cases, develop strategic recommendations, and apply the academic skills they have gained in the classroom while networking with other business students and professionals in the finance industry. More than 25 teams submitted qualifying cases in January, and the final nine teams competed in the event finals.

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