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Upstate Capital Weekly Newsletter – 3/16/22

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

MEMBER NEWS

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
PE MEGA-FUNDS

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.

COMMUNITY

INTRODUCTION TO
“LAUNCH1000”

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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