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    Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (SFE)

    20.10 Up 0.01(0.05%) Dec 26, 4:01PM EST
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    Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.
    435 Devon Park Drive
    Building 800
    Wayne, PA 19087
    United States - Map
    Phone: 610-293-0600
    Fax: 610-293-0601
    Website: http://www.safeguard.com

    Index Membership:N/A
    Industry:Asset Management
    Full Time Employees:30

    Business Summary 

    Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in expansion financings, growth capital, management buyouts, recapitalizations, industry consolidations, corporate spinouts, growth stage, and early stage financings. The firm prefers to make investments in companies engaged in the technology and life sciences sectors. Within the technology sector, it invests in software as a service, digital media, enterprise 3.0, technology enabled services, internet/new media, financial services information technology, medtech, healthcare information technology and selected business services with capital requirements of up to $25 million. Within the life sciences sector, the firm invests in molecular and point-of-care diagnostics, medical devices, medical technology, healthcare technology, regenerative medicine, and specialty pharmaceuticals, and selected healthcare services. It invests throughout United States and Southeastern Canada. The firm primarily invests between $10 million and $25 million in growth equity financing and between $5 million and $10 million in early-stage financing. It typically invests in the capital structures including owner financed and bootstrapped companies, corporate division or business unit, and venture capital-backed seeking a growth partner. The firm prefers to be the largest shareholder in its portfolio companies, with ownership in the range of five percent to 50 percent. However, it may occasionally take a majority or smaller stake in its portfolio companies. It prefers to invest in companies having proprietary technology and intellectual property. The firm prefers to take a Board seat in its portfolio companies. It was formerly known as Lancaster Corporation. Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. was founded in 1953 and is based in Wayne, Pennsylvania with an additional office in Weston, Massachusetts.

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    Corporate Governance 
    Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.’s ISS Governance QuickScore as of Dec 1, 2014 is 2. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 4; Shareholder Rights: 5; Compensation: 1.
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    Key Executives 
    Mr. Stephen T. Zarrilli CPA, 53
    Chief Exec. Officer, Pres, Director and Member of Capital Management Committee
    Mr. Jeffrey B. McGroarty CPA, 45
    Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Sr. VP
    Mr. Brian J. Sisko J.D., 53
    Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director and Exec. VP
    Mr. John E. Shave III,
    Sr. VP of Investor Relations and Corp. Communications
    Dr. Gary J. Kurtzman M.D., 59
    Sr. VP and Managing Director of Healthcare
    Amounts are as of Dec 31, 2013 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc.Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year.
    Currency in USD.
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