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Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.

170 North Radnor-Chester Road
Suite 200
Radnor, PA 19087
United States
610-293-0600
http://www.safeguard.com

SectorFinancial
IndustryAsset Management
Full Time Employees33

Key Executives

NameTitlePayExercisedAge
Mr. Stephen T. Zarrilli CPAChief Exec. Officer, Pres and Director1.38M602.95k56
Mr. Jeffrey B. McGroarty CPAChief Financial Officer and Sr. VP519.09k22.19k48
Mr. Brian J. Sisko J.D.Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director, Exec. VP and Compliance Officer730.85k60.46k56
Dr. Scott A. Snyder Ph.D.Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Managing Director, and Sr. VPN/AN/A52
Mr. John E. Shave IIISr. VP of Investor Relations and Corp. CommunicationsN/AN/AN/A
Amounts are as of December 31, 2016 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.

Description

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. It initially invests in a Series A-C round and opportunistically in a seed round. The firm prefers to make investments in companies engaged in the technology, financial services, and healthcare sector. Within the technology sector, it invests in software as a service, adtech / digital media, Internet of Everything, enhanced security, predictive analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, 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, digital health, 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 $5 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 20 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 Radnor, Pennsylvania with an additional office in Weston, Massachusetts.

Corporate Governance

Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of May 1, 2017 is 2. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 1; Shareholder Rights: 5; Compensation: 1.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.