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Upstate Capital Weekly Newsletter – 1/5/22

Deals, News & Events for the Upstate Capital Investment Community 


UPSTATE CAPITAL NEWS

APPLY TO PITCH

Are you running a startup in the HealthIT, medical devices or life sciences? Connect with investors at Invest NY: Health on March 3 in Buffalo and/or online!


PE + M&A

2021 PE Highlights

Upstate Capital recognized significant private equity and M&A transactions from the past year at the Annual Awards Celebration, including the acquisitions of Hammer Packaging and Cloudcheckr and PE investments in Caitec, Deathwish Coffee and Weco Manufacturing.

M&A Activity Soaring

Globally, M&A activity has hit an all-time in 2021 and is set to continue in the new year.


VENTURE + GROWTH
Rochester - Startups

Rocking Rochester Startups

Rochester has several rising stars in their startup scene. Check out who made the Tech Tribune’s final cut.

Hudson Valley Investors

Hudson Valley Startup Fund is preparing to raise more money for their third fund and are looking for startups that have growth and scale potential.


PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

Introducing Holly Mergenhagen

New Upstate Capital member Holly Mergenhagen is the Director of Corporate Development at Seneca Holdings, LLC, based in Buffalo, NY. Holly works to diversify revenue streams for the Seneca Nation through direct and indirect private capital investments, with a particular focus on businesses active in government contracting.

Shifting Roles @ Phillips Lytle

Jeff Schwartz will take on leading the Albany office for Phillips Lytle, and Rich Honen will continue to grow the firm’s technology practice in the Capital Region and beyond.


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2021 Annual Awards

December 14, 2021

2021 Annual Awards


The Upstate Capital community came together on December 8, 2021 in Rochester to celebrate the investment ecosystem over the past year.  Jump to:Climate Tech AwardVenture + Growth AwardsPE + M&A AwardsDealmaker of the YearLifetime Achievement Award Welcome to the Annual Awards This event was made possible by the support of our annual and event sponsors. […]

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Michael McQueeney Honored For Decades Of Work in Private Equity

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Michael McQueeney Honored For Decades Of Work in Private Equity


Mike McQueeney, Founder and Managing Partner Emeritus of Buffalo-based Summer Street Capital Partners, wins Upstate Capital’s Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1989, 30-year old Mike McQueeney founded Buffalo Ventures, Inc., a merchant bank focused on both advising and acquiring small businesses in Western New York. An ambitious entrepreneur, Mike was the sole operating professional at Buffalo […]

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Buffalo Private Equity Summit Recap

November 9, 2021

Buffalo Private Equity Summit Recap


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On Wednesday, November 3 2021, Upstate Capital hosted the Buffalo Private Equity Summit at Resurgence Brewing Company in Buffalo, NY. This event featured four panels with investors, dealmakers and M&A professionals, as well as opportunities to network. Upstate Capital would like to thank our sponsors KeyBank, Graycliff Partners, Freed Maxick, Hamilton Lane, Pine Street Capital […]

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What to know before you go: Upstate Capital Guide to Hybrid Events

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Maximize your ROI! Get the most out of your time by connecting and adding attendees now. We have a few tips and tricks to make your experience valuable and fun!  Log into the event app and set up your networking profile. If you’re coming to the event in-person: If you’ve already downloaded and logged into […]

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


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 […]

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Invest NY: Climate Tech Event Recap

October 15, 2021

Invest NY: Climate Tech Event Recap


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On Thursday, October 14 2021, Upstate Capital and NYSTAR presented Invest NY: Climate Tech to highlight innovation working to help decarbonize the economy. This event featured two panels with investors and entrepreneurs, as well as opportunities to network. To kick off the event, thirteen startup companies delivered three-minute pitches to investors from New York and […]

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