Overview

Since 1992, Needham Asset Management has leveraged its investment experience and expertise in domestic growth equities to manage three long/short limited partnerships. The flagship fund, Needham Emerging Growth Partners, L.P., has returned an average of 14% annually since inception in 1992.

All three strategies are traditional long/short style limited partnerships.  The objective of the Funds is to maximize long-term capital appreciation by investing in the equities of public emerging growth companies. We focus on fundamental research and do not rely upon technical or momentum investing. Our strategy focuses on investments in companies with above-average, long-term growth rates. The Funds engage in short sales of stocks that we believe are overvalued, and establish long positions in companies we believe are undervalued. In addition, the Funds may invest in the equity and equity-related securities of promising private companies.  While we invest across a spectrum of growth-oriented industries, our investments are concentrated in technology.

Business Services

  • Data Management
  • Telemarketing
  • Transaction Processing

Electronics Technology

  • Semiconductor/Capital Equipment
  • Telecommunication/Networking
  • Data Storage
  • Software

Healthcare

  • Medical Devices
  • Healthcare Services
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals

Industrial Technology

  • Instrumentation
  • Oilfield Services & Exploration
  • Contract Manufacturing
  • Speciality Materials

Internet, Digital Media, & Consumer

  • Branded Products
  • Speciality Retail
  • Media
  • Cable

How to Invest

Needham Emerging Growth Partners, L.P.: You must be an “accredited investor” within the meaning of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Needham Contrarian Fund, L.P.: You must be an “accredited investor” within the meaning of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Needham Contrarian (QP) Fund, L.P.: You must be an “accredited investor” within the meaning of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. You must also be a “qualified purchaser” within the meaning of Section 2(a)(51) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (“1940 Act”).

Private Equity

Founded in 1994, Needham Capital Partners has raised $330 million to fund new ideas in growth sectors, including business services, consumer, hardware & storage, healthcare, semiconductors & equipment and software and services.

The remaining private portfolios are closed to new investors and our committed capital is fully invested. We are not raising another private fund at this time.

For inquiries regarding Needham Hedge Funds, please contact Kathleen Mumma.

Telephone
212-705-0293