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    Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (SFE)

    16.66 Up 0.25(1.52%) 11:56AM EDT - Nasdaq Real Time Price
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    Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.
    435 Devon Park Drive
    Building 800
    Wayne, PA 19087
    United States - Map
    Phone: 610-293-0600
    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 healthcare sector. Within the technology sector, it invests in software as a service, adtech / digital media, enterprise software, technology enabled services, internet/new media, financial technology, cloud, mobile, social, big data, in memory, and selected business services with capital requirements of up to $25 million. Within healthcare sector, the firm invests in molecular and point-of-care diagnostics, medical devices, regenerative medicine, medical technology, healthcare technology, specialty pharmaceuticals, and selected healthcare services. It invests throughout the United States with a focus on Mid-Atlantic region, 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. The company was founded in 1953 as Lancaster Corporation and changed its name to Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. in 1981. Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. 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 Oct 1, 2015 is 2. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 3; Shareholder Rights: 5; Compensation: 2.
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    Key Executives 
    Mr. Stephen T. Zarrilli CPA, 54
    Chief Exec. Officer, Pres, Director and Member of Capital Management Committee
    Mr. Jeffrey B. McGroarty CPA, 46
    Chief Financial Officer and Sr. VP
    Mr. Brian J. Sisko J.D., 54
    Chief Operating Officer, Exec. VP and Managing Director
    Mr. John E. Shave III,
    Sr. VP of Investor Relations and Corp. Communications
    Dr. Gary J. Kurtzman M.D., 60
    Sr. VP and Managing Director of Healthcare
    Mr. Erik B. Rasmussen ,
    Sr. VP and Managing Director of Technology
    Amounts are as of Dec 31, 2014 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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