Deals, News & Events for the Upstate Capital Investment Community
UPSTATE CAPITAL NEWS
WHAT ARE BUSINESSES WORTH?
Upstate Capital’s M&A Advisor Series kicks off on March 23 in Albany!
– Gain perspectives on what businesses are worth
– Hear stories about misperceptions, reality checks and timelines
– Learn how to approach setting realistic expectations
– Identify potential strategies for increasing value prior to sale
VENTURE + GROWTH
Upstate Capital member, NY Ventures/Empire State Development (ESD), has appointed Marcia Mitchell as Director. Prior to joining ESD, Marcia worked at ff Venture Capital, an early stage venture capital firm based in New York City. Congratulations ESD and Marcia!
INVEST NY: HEALTH A SUCCESS!
Over 130 people came together in-person and online for Upstate Capital’s Invest NY: Health event on March 3 at the University of Buffalo’s Center of Excellence for Bioinformation and Life Sciences. Check out the event photos on our website! Upstate Capital members have full access to all event content – watch the videos now.
PRIVATE EQUITY + M&A
STRONG OUTLOOK FOR
Mega-funds (those with over $5 billion) continued to dominate the private funding space for PE firms in 2021, motivated by investor confidence and deeper pockets. According to Pitchbook’s latest Private Fund Strategies Report, mega-funds comprised 44% of fundraising totals among PE firms and accounted for $143.4 billion last year.
“SHE TALKS PRIVATE EQUITY” PODCAST
Upstate Capital board member, Marissa Wiley of Nixon Peabody, talks private equity on the “She Talks Law” podcast, hosted by Jen Jovceski. Also joining the talk is Nicki Lambropoulos of the private equity firm Cold Bore Capital. The women discuss trends to look out for in PE and share their experiences of working in a male-dominated industry.
Presented by the Westchester County Office of Economic Development, “Launch1000” is designed to help residents evaluate an idea, test it with potential customers, and see if it seems likely to succeed. The next intro session is March 22 at 10 a.m. Register for one of their online intro sessions to see if the program is right for you!
NEXTCORPS “STARTUP WEEK”
BEGINS MARCH 28
Upstate Capital member NextCorps is hosting their annual “Startup Week” beginning March 28: a week of education, inspiration and connections to fuel small business growth. Built for entrepreneurs and small businesses in Upstate NY, it offers free virtual workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities.
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May 31, 2023
Event Recap: 2023 Buffalo Private Equity Summit
Buffalo Private Equity Summit brought together private equity and M&A transaction professionals from across the Rust Belt and beyond to Buffalo on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. The 4th annual Summit was sponsored by Hamilton Lane, Bluehenge Capital, and our new partners: Bannockburn Global Forex, SLB Capital, and Carleton McKenna. The event would not be possible […]Read More
May 8, 2023
A CONVERSATION WITH: ASHOK SUBRAMANIAN of CENTIVO
Bullish on Upstate New York If there was a person perfectly suited to keynote Upstate Capital’s Buffalo Private Equity Summit later this month, it is veteran entrepreneur and unabashed Upstate New York cheerleader Ashok Subramanian. Subramanian is no stranger to either private equity or the city of Buffalo. The die-hard Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan […]Read More
May 5, 2023
Global Capital Markets Strategist Marc Chandler Shares Insights in Buffalo on May 23
It’s likely that attendees at the upcoming Buffalo Private Equity Summit will be familiar with one of the event’s prominent speakers – Marc Chandler. With more than 30 years of experience in the global capital markets, Chandler is a well-known figure and has been regularly featured on major television networks as well as newspapers and […]Read More
May 3, 2023
Event Recap: Venture NY 2023
Venture NY on April 27, 2023 in Syracuse brought together startups, investors, business leaders, and student entrepreneurs in Syracuse to discuss entrepreneurship and innovation. The event featured the NYBPC Grand Prize Finals where over $100,000 was awarded to winning teams. ACCELERATORS + COMPETITIONS 43 North Central NY Biotech Accelerator CenterStage CEO’s Tech Garden Fuzehub GENIUS […]Read More
April 21, 2023
A Conversation With: John Hill of Techstars
The Upstate Capital Association of New York is enthusiastic to feature John Hill, Vice President of Network at Techstars, who is truly at the vanguard of assisting fledgling entrepreneurs and start-ups across the US and abroad as one of the keynote speakers at Venture NY on April 27th in Syracuse. Hill, a former Higher Education […]Read More
March 13, 2023
Bank volatility impact survey and information resources
At Upstate Capital, we are closely monitoring the situation with Silicon Valley Bank and banks more generally. SVB’s failure on March 10 caused shock waves that continue to ripple through the US banking system. Many companies, startups and investment firms alike, are facing challenges in a funding environment that is already difficult. If you are […]Read More
March 2, 2023
Middle-Market Private Equity + M&A Update – Q4 2022
The Middle-Market PE + M&A Update is a quarterly publication for the Upstate NY deal-making community, presented by the Upstate Capital Association of NY and The Bonadio Group,Read More
February 16, 2023
Invest Capital Region: Life Sciences + Health
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Lally School of Management, in collaboration with Upstate Capital Association of New York, will host Invest Capital Region: Life Sciences + Healthcare to showcase emerging startups, invite investors to the Capital Region, and build connections within and across the investment, research, and entrepreneurial ecosystems. An afternoon of thought leadership and […]Read More
February 9, 2023
Event Recap: 2023 Investor Outlooks
Investors and industry professionals gathered to network and discuss outlooks for the upcoming year on February 2nd at the Saturn Club.Read More
December 20, 2022
Upstate Capital Announces 2023 Board of Directors
The Upstate Capital Association of NY, the membership organization for private capital investors and transaction professionals across Upstate New York, has announced its 2023 Board of Directors.Read More