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Rotman MBAS Win International Private Equity Competition

November 20, 2017

Toronto, ON – For the second week in a row a team of Full Time MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won a prestigious international competition.

On Saturday, the Rotman students won the Rotterdam School of Management Private Equity Competition in Amsterdam defeating teams from INSEAD, IESE and Georgetown University in the final round. This year, the case involved candidates in a live transaction, centered around a 91-year old Dutch retailer, HEMA, where the private equity sponsor is looking for strategic exit options.

The team consisting of Deepak Kurian, MBA’18, Rasib Bhanji, MBA’18, Ali Jafri, MBA’18, Khang Ta, MBA’18, and Nero Porlas, MBA’18 took home the first prize. They are all members of the Rotman Asset Management Association.

The annual RSM Private Equity Competition aims to give students from top global universities the opportunity to experience what working in Private Equity looks like and to network with established professionals in the industry.

The Rotman School of Management is located in the heart of Canada’s commercial and cultural capital and is part of the University of Toronto, one of the world’s top 20 research universities. The Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables our graduates to tackle today’s global business and societal challenges.  For more information, visit


Ken McGuffin
Manager, Media Relations
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
Tel: 416-946-3818