Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.

170 North Radnor-Chester Road, Suite 200,
adnor, Pennsylvania 19087
United States,
(610) 293-0600

Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. is a provider of capital and operational expertise to emerging and growth-stage healthcare and technology enterprises that are developing innovative products and services.

M&A Summary

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 8 - 1 - - - 9
vol $55M $22M $77M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 5 2 - - - - 7
vol $1.3B $310M $1.6B

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Largest Alliance Consulting
$55M (2003-11-21)
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Largest Shire Regenerative Medicine, Inc.
$750M (2011-06-28)

According to our data here at Mergr, Safeguard Scientifics has acquired 9 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 7 assets.

Safeguard Scientifics’ largest acquisition to date was in 2003, when it acquired Alliance Consulting for $55M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2011, when it sold Shire Regenerative Medicine to Shire for $750M. Safeguard Scientifics has acquired in 7 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information technology (23%) and life science (23%).

When analyzing the financial services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 491 financial services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 21 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 4 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic financial services acquirer over the past 3 years is AFH Financial Group, with 9 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the financial services sector over the past 3 years is KKR & Co. L.P. with 5 platform acquisitions.

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