News Release

Tara Clawson and Purav Bhatt
David Volkman, Kenneth Grafton, Purav Bhatt, Tara Clawson, Cristina Morozov, Alisandru Lunca

NBDC graduate assistants Tara Clawson and Purav Bhatt were members of UNO's round one ACG Cup winning team. The team finished second in the round two competition against teams from Creighton, Bellevue and UNL.

The ACG Cup is an intercollegiate case study competition designed to give students in the Omaha/Lincoln area real world experience and invaluable insights into mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, financial advisory and private equity. Each case study provides students with a unique opportunity to present valuation, capital markets and M&A strategic advice to a panel of seasoned M&A professionals from within the ACG community.

Tara Clawson is a graduate assistant for the procurement technical assistance program at NBDC. She is pursuing her MBA at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and was recently inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. Tara received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Chapman University in Orange, California. 

Purav Bhatt is providing data analysis for an economic development study of entrepreneurship in Nebraska conducted by Robert Bernier, NBDC state director, and funded by the Rural Futures Institute. Purav is currently pursuing an MBA at UNO and is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. He received an MS in Medical Biotechnology at S.P. University in India. Purav is a recipient of the Dr. Robert E. Bernier NBDC Scholarship.