PE/VC  Needham Capital Partners

     Office Locations:

180 North LaSalle, Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-981-0412
Fax: 312-377-0278

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  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Middle Market



  • Communications & Networking
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Semiconductor
  • Software & Internet
  • Storage & Hardware



    Needham Capital Partners (NCP) manages private partnerships that invest in the equities of private growth companies. NCP is part of Needham Asset Management, which manages nearly $750 million in funds that invest in public and private equities. The firm's most recent fund is Needham Capital Partners III, LP, which closed in early 2001, having raised $240 million of capital from its Limited Partners. The firm makes investments in Semiconductors, Industrial, Enterprise, and Biotech; and participates from first institutional round through later rounds. Initial investments by NCP typically range from $2 million to $10 million. NCP will not consider investments in retailing, consumer, financial services or real estate ventures and primarily invests in companies based in the U.S.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    George A. Needham General Partner
    Jack J. Iacovone Managing Director
    John J. Prior General Partner
    Thomas P. Shanahan General Partner


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