Palisade Capital Management, LLC today announced that it sold a majority interest in Shoe Sensation, a leading family footwear retailer in the Midwestern United States, to J.W. Childs Associates, L.P. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed. “Shoe Sensation has experienced over six consecutive years of comparable store revenue growth and, since 2010, has grown from 62 locations in 10 states to 115 stores in 17 states,” said Jeffrey Serkes, Chief Operating Officer of Palisade Capital. “It has been a pleasure working with the company’s management team over the past several years, as both they and Shoe Sensation’s employees have built a terrific culture that has the company poised for continued success.”
Brickell Biotech, Inc. (“Brickell”), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of differentiated, innovative therapeutics to satisfy current unmet medical needs in the global dermatology markets, today announced the signing of an exclusive license and development agreement for BBI-4000 with Kaken Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (“Kaken”), a top-tier specialty pharmaceutical company in Japan with strong experience in developing and commercializing novel dermatological drugs.
Brickell Biotech, Inc. (“Brickell”), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of differentiated, innovative therapeutics to satisfy current unmet medical needs in the global dermatology markets, today announced a $10 million Series C financing round (the “Offering”). Brickell’s pipeline includes new molecular entities in dermatology for hyperhidrosis, atopic dermatitis, and acne.
Sharecare, a comprehensive health and wellness engagement platform, today announced the acquisition of QualityHealth, a platform for identifying patients at large scale, and activating them to take relevant health-specific actions. As one of the industry’s largest permission-based databases, QualityHealth has more than 50 million registered members and touches 100 million health consumers each month across 175 different health, wellness and therapeutic categories. PPPII will continue to own Sharecare equity post-closing.
As investors search for solutions to help meet their risk and return objectives in these uncertain times, Palisade believes concentrated equity portfolios of high-quality issuers offer a compelling approach to achieve long-term investment objectives. Investors should not underestimate the role of individual companies within a portfolio or believe all risk can be avoided through diversification. Instead, investors seeking long-term return should consider allocating some portion of their assets to concentrated strategies that allow individual companies to drive portfolio performance.