Leading global provider of virtual data rooms, Intralinks, today confirmed a major global partnership with the Professional Services Champions League (PSCL) to sponsor the 2014 Financial Modeling World Championship competition, ModelOff.
Modeloff is an international skills showcase for students and professionals in the financial services sector that has fast become a marquee industry event. In 2013, ModelOff attracted over 3,000 entries from 110 countries, all vying for the USD$30,000 first place prize and recognition as the best competing financial modeler in the world.
“Financial modeling is the backbone of any deal process because it captures the numbers and insights that make complex transactions and opportunities possible,” said Matthew Wellschlager, Vice President, Dealspace Marketing for Intralinks. “It’s among the most technically important skillsets across all M&A, Finance, Investment and Banking professionals and helps solve significant business challenges every day. Intralinks is delighted to support the visibility of the best and the brightest minds in this field.”
Last year, 819 companies, 110 countries and 223 Universities were represented in ModelOff, which has always attracted a strong showing from APAC. The region sported five of the 16 finalists in 2013 and four in 2012. These include Dan Mayoh, Vivienne Petroff, John Lim and Peter Suen from Australia along with Alex Gordon and Michael Clarke from NZ, and Alvin Woon from Hong Kong.
“Intralinks is a company with an exemplary commitment to the international Financial Services sector,” said PSCL CEO and ModelOff Lead Organizer, Johann Odou. “It brings a great deal of leadership and prestige to the table as a major global sponsor and is a brand trusted by many of the organisations and firms that compete in ModelOff. It is only natural that the worlds’ leading provider of virtual data rooms and the operator of the largest M&A, Finance and Advanced Excel championship should align.”
ModelOff comprises two online rounds with a Live World Finals event in New York in December 2014. Registrations are now open for ModelOff via http://www.modeloff.com and registration is free when using the code MODELLINKS14.
Intralinks Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: IL) is a leading, global technology provider of inter-enterprise content management and collaboration solutions for managing strategic transaction. Intralinks Dealspace, the market leading virtual data room(VDR), gives M&A professionals a complete solution to manage the full lifecycle of a deal. Intralinks Dealspace supports every step of the deal process, enabling deal teams to securely exchange data with buyers, sellers and advisors, helping speed strategic transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, capital raises and corporate restructurings. More than 2.7 million professionals at 99% of the Fortune 1000 companies have depended on Intralinks' experience. With a track record of enabling high-stakes transactions and business collaborations valued at more than $23.5 trillion, Intralinks is a trusted provider of easy-to-use, enterprise strength, cloud-based collaboration solutions. For more information, visit www.Intralinks.com.
About ModelOff and PSCL
The annual Financial Modeling World Championships is a fun and challenging educational competition run globally for Professionals and Students who love Finance, Banking, Accounting, Investments, Microsoft Excel and Quantitative industries. Two Online Rounds and Live World Finals in New York City for the World’s Top 16. The competitions helps participants diversify their skills and learning, join local ModelOff networking events and become recognized as a leaders in their local, national and international communities. Round 1 commences on Saturday October 25, 2014.
The Professional Services Champions League (PSCL) organizes and administers official world championships events for the consulting and professional services industries. Among the PSCL educational competition portfolio, include the Big Data Analytics World Championships (www.texata.com) and Loyalty Rewards and Gamification World Championships (www.theloyaltygames.com).
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