MiddleGround Capital will be the main sponsor of the Econ Games 2023 conference

LEXINGTON, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Intermediate capital, an operations-focused private equity firm that makes control investments in industrial and specialty B2B distribution businesses in the North American middle market, today announced that it will be the principal sponsor of the Econ Games conference. 2023, in association with Gatton College of the University of Kentucky. Business and economy. The two-day student competition will take place on March 23 and 24, 2023.

The Econ Games was founded in 2018 by Dr. Darshak Patel, Ph.D., Lecturer in Economics and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Gatton College of Business and Economics and Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahrani, Ph.D. , associate professor of economics and director of the Center for Economic Education at Northern Kentucky University. Designed to allow students to encounter real business problems and postulate solutions in a truncated timeframe, the annual event introduces students to economic challenges using a data set provided by a partner company. As presenting sponsor, MiddleGround Capital will provide the business prompt to solve, collect data and judge the final student presentations.

“We are delighted to sponsor the 2023 edition of the Econ Games as we continue to support universities, faculty and students in creating the next generation of business leaders. At MiddleGround Capital, we embrace a culture that is built on participation, engagement and collaboration. We look forward to helping students develop practical data skills to solve real-world problems they will face in their professional careers,” said John Stewart, founding partner of MiddleGround Capital.

D. Patel added: “It’s really encouraging to see Econ Games continue to evolve. I know firsthand how important this event can be for students and we are delighted that MiddleGround Capital is leading the competition this year. Students will gain invaluable insights from their team, which will better position them for the future. »

The Econ Games 2023 conference will be held March 23-24 at the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. Further information can be found at https://www.theecongames.com/teg2023.

About MiddleGround Capital

MiddleGround Capital is a Lexington, KY-based private equity firm with over $2.0 billion in assets under management. MiddleGround acquires controlling stakes in mid-market B2B industrial and specialty distribution companies. MiddleGround works with its portfolio companies to create value through a hands-on operational approach and partners with its management teams to support long-term growth strategies. For more information, please visit: www.middlegroundcapital.com.

About economic games

Econ Games offer designed courses and experiential learning events to connect students with real-world opportunities to apply what they learn in the classroom. Undergraduate students participate in a data analysis and research event designed to help them solve real-world problems.

About Gatton College of Business and Economics

The Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky is an AACSB-accredited school offering undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs. degrees in business disciplines for Kentuckians and beyond. For more information, visit us online at gatton.uky.edu.

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