|Exchange:||New York Stock Exchange|
|Stock:||Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.|
|Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1953. The Company’s charter is to build value in growing businesses by providing partner companies with capital and a range of strategic, operational and management resources. Safeguard may participate in expansion financings, corporate spin-outs, management buy-outs, recapitalizations, industry consolidations and early-stage financings. Its vision is to be the preferred catalyst to build great companies across diverse capital platforms. The Company focuses principally on companies that operate in two sectors and in which it anticipates deploying up to $25 million. The two sectors on which it presently focuses are: Life Sciences — including companies focused on molecular and point-of-care diagnostics, medical devices, specialty pharmaceuticals and selected healthcare services that have lesser regulatory risk and have achieved or are near commercialization; and Technology — including companies focused on Internet/new media, financial services IT, healthcare IT, enterprise software and selected business services that have transaction-enabling applications with a recurring revenue stream. The Company faces intense competition from other companies that acquire or provide capital to life sciences and technology businesses. Competitors include venture capital and, occasionally, private equity investors, as well as companies seeking to make strategic acquisitions. Many providers of growth capital also offer strategic guidance, networking access for recruiting and general advice. The operations of Safeguard and its partner companies are subject to environmental laws and regulations.|
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