Needham Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Needham Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are software (27%) and semiconductors (21%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (40%) and venture (27%). In total, Needham Capital Partners has invested in 13 US states.

In the last 3 years, Needham Capital Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (57%). Needham Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2008 when it sold Nextest Systems for $325M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity108
    • M&A Buy Activity53
    • M&A Sell Activity55
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 44

Needham Capital Partners

445 Park Avenue,
New York, New York 10022
United States
(212) 371-8300

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.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Defense, Education, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Environmental, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Plastics, Retail, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Stake Purchase, Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 2 10
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 53 - - - - - 53
Sell (0.2/yr) # 54 - 1 - - - 55
vol $881M $881M
  108

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Coventor, Inc. 2017-08-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Cary, North Carolina · www.coventor.com
SpaceClaim Corp. 2014-05-01 85M USD Add-on Acquisition
Concord, Massachusetts · www.spaceclaim.com
Biocept, Inc. 2014-02-05 - IPO
San Diego, California · www.biocept.com
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. 2012-08-07 - IPO
San Diego, California · www.psemi.com
ePartners, Inc. 2011-12-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Irving, Texas · www.epartnersolutions.com
Southwall Technologies, Inc. 2011-11-28 114M USD Add-on Acquisition
Palo Alto, California · www.southwall.com
Sensis Corp. 2011-06-29 155M USD Add-on Acquisition
Syracuse, New York · www.sensis.com
Neophotonics Corp. 2011-02-02 - IPO
San Jose, California · www.neophotonics.com
Atherotech, Inc. 2010-12-23 - Secondary Buyout
Birmingham, Alabama · www.atherotech.com
Trinity Convergence, Inc. 2010-07-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Durham, North Carolina · www.trinityconvergence.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software - - 14 (26%) -
Semiconductors - - 11 (21%) -
Information Technology - - 5 (9%) -
Technology Hardware - - 5 (9%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 4 (8%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (4%) -
Life Science - - 2 (4%) -
Plastics - - 2 (4%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (2%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (2%) -
Business Services - - 1 (2%) -
Communications - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (2%) -
Insurance - - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (2%) -
Retail - - 1 (2%) -
Total - - 53 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States - - 53 (100%) -
  California - - 32 (60%) -
  Massachusetts - - 5 (9%) -
  Texas - - 2 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (4%) -
  North Carolina - - 2 (4%) -
  Minnesota - - 2 (4%) -
  Colorado - - 2 (4%) -
  Washington - - 1 (2%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (2%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (2%) -
  New York - - 1 (2%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (2%) -
  District of Columbia - - 1 (2%) -
Total - - 53 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 21 (40%) -
Venture - - 14 (26%) -
Stake Purchase - - 13 (25%) -
Growth Capital - - 3 (6%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (4%) -
Total - - 53 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 24 (44%) 849M (96%)
IPO 21 (38%) -
Trade Sale 8 (15%) 32M (4%)
Divestiture 1 (2%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (2%) -
Total 55 $881M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $594M
< $100M 6 $287M
TOTAL $881M
Largest Nextest Systems Corp.
$325M (2008-01-24)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
3%
1 3%
Strategic(s)
97%
33 97%

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