Vector Capital hires Piper Jaffray tech expert Ramazetti as managing director


technical-blueprintTechnology-focused private equity firm Vector Capital has hired experienced industry player David Ramazetti as a managing director.

Ramazetti most recently held the same role at Piper Jaffray, and previously worked at RBC Capital Markets and Cowen & Co.

He has more than 20 years of expertise working with technology companies including over a decade in technology investment banking.

Vector said Ramazetti would be responsible for its equity and credit deal-sourcing, including building the firm’s relationships with company senior execs, investment bankers and other intermediaries.

The firm’s CIO Alex Slusky said, “We are delighted to welcome David as our head of business development.

“In his role as a technology investment banker, he has been an invaluable advisor to many of our portfolio companies and has won our trust and admiration.

“We are eager to have him focus his tremendous expertise and energy on Vector’s new deal generation efforts.”

Earlier this year Vector Capital agreed to sell RAE Systems, which commercialises a gas detection system, to Honeywell for $340m.

Vector took the company private in June 2011. RAE will now be integrated into Honeywell Analytics, a part of Honeywell Life Safety in Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions division.

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