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Safeguard: More Than a Capital Provider
Ben Kartzman, CEO, Spongecell

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Why We Chose Safeguard
Michael Smalls, CEO, Hoopla

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What Makes Safeguard Unique
Rich Milgram, CEO, Beyond.com

 

Unlike venture capital or private equity firms, we don’t need to prematurely exit to return capital to LPs or GPs.

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Experience flexibility from our innovative business model.

We work together with our partner companies on the timeline that best fits long-term goals and maximizes value.

Safeguard’s business model affords us the ability to be patient when guiding a company’s growth. Unlike venture capital or private equity firms, we’re not forced into a premature exit to return capital to limited partners so we can raise a new fund every three to five years. There is no pre-determined cut-off date, affording us the time to partner until value is maximized.

Recent Success Stories

Advanced BioHealing

In June 2011, on the eve of pricing an IPO, Advanced BioHealing was acquired by Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY) for $750 million, in cash. This represented a 25% premium to the mid-point of the IPO pricing range and a 13x cash-on-cash return for Safeguard. Safeguard initially deployed capital into ABH in February 2007.

Read ABH's full success story

Portico Systems

In July 2011, Portico Systems was acquired by McKesson (NYSE: MCK) for $90 million, in cash, representing a 4x cash-on-cash return for Safeguard. Safeguard initially developed capital into Portico in August 2006.

Read Portico's full success story