David Townes

Co-Founder at Needham & Co. LLC

David Townes

David Townes

Co-Founder at Needham & Co. LLC

Biography

David Townes co-founded Needham & Company in 1985. Having completed well over 100 IPO, Follow-on and M&A transactions at the firm, David has been responsible for many of the firm’s clients in semiconductors, semiconductor and electronics capital equipment, automation, engineering software, business services databases and software, high-frequency electronics, high-performance computing, terrestrial and space communications, advanced materials, lasers, photonics, photovoltaics, energy efficiency, display and imaging technologies, data storage technology, test and measurement equipment, medical devices, and a range of other technologies. Previously, he had been with Lehman Brothers for 13 years, working primarily with clients in the technology sector, but also in a wide range of other industries. He has an academic background in physics, economics, law and finance. He attended Oberlin College; University College, Oxford; Harvard Law School; and NYU Business School.

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Needham & Co. LLC

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Founder at Needham Investment Management LLC

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Managing Director & Head of Sales Trading at Needham & Co. LLC

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Managing Director & Head of Trading at Needham & Co. LLC

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Managing Director, Director of Equity Research at Needham & Co. LLC

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Needham & Co. LLC

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Chairman & Head of Capital Markets at Needham & Co. LLC

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Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking & Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Needham & Co. LLC

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Managing Director & Co-Head-Healthcare at Needham & Co. LLC

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Managing Director, Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Needham & Co. LLC

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Managing Director & Head of West Coast Mergers & Acquisitions at Needham & Co. LLC

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David Townes
Co-Founder at Needham & Co. LLC
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Founded in 1985, Needham & Co. LLC is an SEC-registered investment advisor and broker/dealer headquartered in New York City. The firm is a subsidiary of Needham & Co., Inc. They offer a full array of investment services. Needham & Co. provides in-depth research to growth-oriented institutional clients with a particular focus on emerging growth companies in the technology, biotechnology and life sciences sectors. The firm clears through JPMorgan Chase Clearing Corp. Needham & Co. is a member of FINRA, the SIA and the SIPC.

Political Donations
$1,000
2012

Former President of United States

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Benchmark Electronics, Inc. purchases Pemstar, Inc.

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Rudolph Technologies, Inc. purchases August Technology Corp.

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Brooks Automation, Inc. purchases Helix Technology Corp.

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