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Mesco, ltd

Mesco Ltd is a private advisory boutique which provides financial advisory services principally related to mergers and acquisitions, disposals, sales, joint ventures, licensing activities, distressed entites and restructurings.

They are also active in capital formation both as a private equity investor and by mining their relationships and track record to access capital sources globally. Their strategy is to use the experience of their partners and associates to apply intense focus and expertise to complex transactions which often involve an international component. Their counterparts are typically ownership, the board of directors and C-level executives. Their integrity, tenacity and commitment to their clients are reflected in the successful resolutions they have achieved.

In Mesco’s capital formation activities, they have provided value well beyond their capital input, particularly as they have become deeply involved with thinly staffed early stage companies. Their direct investments are typically in conjunction with previous partners, which have included U.S. and foreign banks, wealthy U.S. and foreign families, Venture Capital Firms and Endowment Funds. Their extensive relationships with capital sources globally, together with their expertise in the capital markets have helped construct optimal capital structures for clients.

Mesco was founded in 1990 by Joel Mesznik, who had spent the previous 20 years as an investment banker on Wall Street. His vision was to provide select clients with high value specialized advice and capital at critical strategic junctures.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
uTest 1/2014Series E$43M7
Offerpop 12/2012Series B$5.7M4
uTest 12/2008Series B$5M4
uTest 10/2007Series A$2.3M1



  1. Utest, Now Called Applause, Secures $43M Series E Round Led By Goldman Sachs, to Roll Up App Testing Market ( [edit]
  2. ocial Marketing Software Leader Offerpop Raises $5.7 Million In Series B Funding ( [edit]
  3. uTest Raises $5 Million More For Crowdsourced Bug Testing ( [edit]
  4. Startup uTest to Pay Testers by the Bug ( [edit]
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