Investment Summary

Needham Capital Partners Invests In WaferScale Integration

On March 30, 1998, private equity firm Needham Capital Partners invested in semiconductors company WaferScale Integration

Investment Highlights
  • This is Needham Capital Partners’ 1st transaction in the Semiconductors sector.
  • This is Needham Capital Partners’ 5th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Needham Capital Partners’ 2nd transaction in California.
Investment Fate
  • WaferScale Integration was sold to a strategic buyer in 2000 for 68M USD.

Investment Summary

Date 1998-03-30
Target WaferScale Integration
Sector Semiconductors
Investor(s) Needham Capital Partners
Deal Type Venture

Target

WaferScale Integration

Fremont, California, United States
WaferScale Integration, Inc. a vendor of EPROM and flash memory-based programmable system-chips.

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Investor(S) 1

Investor

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 5 of 53
Sector (Semiconductors) 1 of 11
Type (Venture) 1 of 14
State (California) 2 of 32
Country (United States) 5 of 53
Year (1998) 2 of 10
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