Upstate Capital to Host Buffalo Private Equity Summit on November 3, 2021

Buffalo Private equity Summit

For Immediate Release – October 19, 2021

New Paltz, New York – The Upstate Capital Association of New York will host the Buffalo Private Equity Summit at Resurgence Brewing Company from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on November 3, 2021, immediately followed by a cocktail reception beginning at 6 p.m. There will be a Late Night Happy Hour at 8 p.m. at Hartman’s Distilling Co., sponsored by Bluehenge Capital.

The Buffalo Private Equity Summit will be attended by over 100 investors, dealmakers, advisors and people interested in the private equity and mergers and acquisitions sectors. 

Registration and networking will begin at 3 p.m. The program will kick off with panel discussion, Putting Together a Deal, highlighting Brandon Martindale, Managing Director at Graycliff Partners, John Koeppel, Partner at Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman and Russel D’Alba, Managing Director and President of Paramax. Next, will be a Private Equity Investor Perspective Panel including Michael Lasch, Managing Director at Pine Street Capital Partners, Ken Bryant, Managing Partner of Sidereal Capital Group and Trevor Messerly, Managing Director at Hamilton Lane. A CEO Spotlight will feature Frank Ewing, CEO of AML RightSource, Bradley Skaf, Principal at Gridiron Capital, and David Mancuso, Director at Freed Maxick. To conclude the program, David Helgerson, Co-Head of Impact Investing at Hamilton Lane will talk about New York State Investing.

Tickets are available online. Information and updates about the event, including the agenda and speakers, can be found on the website. Press passes are available. For more information about Buffalo Private Equity Summit or Upstate Capital, please contact

About Upstate Capital:  The Upstate Capital Association of New York connects investors across the capital stack to opportunities across New York. The member-driven organization increases access to capital for companies and deal flow for investors by maintaining a robust, statewide network of capital providers, professional advisors and supporting organizations. Through regular events and educational content, Upstate Capital facilitates the development of relationships and knowledge to support the PE + M&A community and the VC + Growth ecosystem.