Samir Desai

Managing Director, Head of New York Investment Banking at Needham & Co. LLC

Samir Desai

Samir Desai

Managing Director, Head of New York Investment Banking at Needham & Co. LLC

Biography

Samir Desai joined Needham & Company in 2002. Samir’s experience includes a wide variety of equity, debt and private placement financings and advisory assignments for a large number of technology clients over the last 10 years. At Needham, his primary focus is on software and services companies. Samir has been the lead advisor on a number of IPOs, follow-on and private placement offerings, as well as buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions related to a large number of enterprise, application, network and infrastructure software companies. Prior to joining Needham, he was a vice president in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Credit Suisse First Boston/Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where he focused on clients in the Enterprise Computing, Software and Internet Consulting Services sectors. Prior to CSFB/DLJ, Samir worked at Cowen and Company, in its Technology Investment Banking Group. He also worked at Salomon Brothers Inc., in its Mergers and Acquisitions Group. He earned an MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business, and a BA in Government and Economics cum laude from Dartmouth College.

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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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Partner at DLA Piper

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Co-Founder 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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Samir Desai
Managing Director, Head of New York Investment Banking 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.

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