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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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