M&A Deal Summary

Needham Capital Partners Acquires College Enterprises

On November 30, 1998, private equity firm Needham Capital Partners acquired communications company College Enterprises

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Needham Capital Partners’ 1st transaction in the Communications sector.
  • This is Needham Capital Partners’ 13th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Needham Capital Partners’ 7th transaction in California.
Investment Fate
  • College Enterprises was sold to a publicly-traded strategic buyer in 2000.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 1998-11-30
Target College Enterprises
Sector Communications
Buyer(s) Needham Capital Partners
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)

Target

College Enterprises

Woodland Hills, California, United States
College Enterprises, Inc. operates copyright clearance, image processing and communications services on college campuses nationwide.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Needham Capital Partners

New York, New York, United States


Category Private Equity Firm
PE ASSETS 750M USD
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Needham Capital Partners is the private equity affiliate of mid-market investment bank Needham & Company. Needham Capital targets investments in clean technology, communications, consumer, financial services, healthcare, semiconductor, enterprise software/storage, networking, and industrial service companies. The Firm prefers to act as the lead investor and has a target investment size of $2 to $10 million. Investment proceeds are typically used to finance growth, or fund management buyouts/recapitalizations. Prospective companies are generally located in the US. Needham Capital Partners is based in New York City, with additional offices in Boston, Menlo Park, and San Francisco.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 13 of 53
Sector (Communications) 1 of 1
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 9 of 21
State (California) 7 of 32
Country (United States) 13 of 53
Year (1998) 10 of 10
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
1998-11-30 Corporate Software & Technology

Norwood, Massachusetts, United States

Corporate Software & Technology, Inc. distributes integrated personal computer business software and technology services to major corporations.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
1998-12-01 Fatbrain.com

Santa Clara, California, United States

Fatbrain.com, Inc. supplies online computer manuals, training texts and books to technical professionals.

Sell -