Safeguard Scientifics Acquisitions and Exits, 17 Deals Between 1999 and 2015
financial services Company

Safeguard Scientifics has acquired 10 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 (20%) and life science (20%).

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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

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 9 1 - - - - 10
vol $55M $22M $77M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 7 - - - - - 7
vol $1.6B $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)

Financial Services M&A - Last 3 Years

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