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Archive: Financial Strategy

Corporate

Tomorrow’s Innovation, Today’s Work at Safeguard

Smart money–capital that flows to the greatest and highest purpose–is always predicated on opportunities of the future, tomorrow’s trends that are difficult to decipher in today’s chaos. Ever since our founding in 1953, Safeguard has had the uncanny ability to seek out opportunity–to find the next big ‘thing’ and then create value through a unique blend of capital and management…

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Healthcare

Point-of-Care Testing gains ground with BD’s acquisition of Alverix

In 2007, Alverix set out to revolutionize point-of-care (POC) testing–medical tests conducted in the doctor’s office, at a patient’s bedside, in a clinic or even in a patient’s home. POC testing offers convenience and swift results. But to be effective, the tests must be absolutely accurate. Alverix’s products, which leverage optoelectronics, offer portability and affordability yet they can also detect…

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A Look Ahead

Inspired by the past. Motivated for the future.

Over the past 60 years, Safeguard Scientifics has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to innovation, which has ultimately improved people’s quality of life, boosted the economy and provided companies a better way to do business. Those products and services have evolved over the years, from cable TV to home shopping, office products and data processing to automotive replacement parts, medical devices…

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Technology

Internet of Things gets boost with PTC acquisition of ThingWorx

In February 2011—long before the term “Internet of Things” became a hot business buzzword—Safeguard Scientifics saw potential in ThingWorx, the first application platform that lets designers build and run Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications. Since 2011, Safeguard has deployed $10 million in ThingWorx, which was founded in 2009 and based in Exton, Pa. Safeguard’s ability to spot…

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Corporate

Safeguard Increases Aggregate Partner Company Revenue Guidance for 2013

Safeguard announced that it has increased 2013 aggregate partner company revenue guidance to a range of $285 million to $295 million, up from its initial revenue guidance of $250 million to $270 million. This represents an increase of 44% to 49% as compared to $197.3 million in 2012. Results for Safeguard partner companies are reported on a one-quarter lag basis.…

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