Petco Health and Wellness Company (NASDAQ: WOOF) launched its third IPO in Company history last Thursday, and this time, according to CNN Business, It’s taking aim at fast growing online rivals like Chewy (NASDAQ: CHWY).
Chewy’s stock has gone parabolic since March trading up 500% and making a new all-time high last Thursday at $115 per share.
Petco’s shares surged 56% giving the company a market valuation of about $6.2 billion compared to Chewy’s whopping $42.6 billion. If Petco is going to catch up, they are going to need some proprietary assets in their corner, and with biotech in top demand, why not start there.
Global Veterinary Partners (GVP), based out of Weston;
Florida; VitalPet, based out of Houston, Texas; and
VetnCare, based out of Oakland, California
In addition to these new partnerships, Petco is expanding operations with existing partners Thrive Affordable Vet Care and The Pet Vet (which have partnered with Petco since 2017 and 2009, respectively) to open the more than 50 veterinary hospitals currently operating within Petco stores in Texas, California, Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Utah, Oaklahoma, Arkinsas, Kansas and Missouri.
The new and existing partnerships support and complement Petco’s complete suite of health and wellness services and experiences for pets and pet parents. But where is its proprietary asset?
PetVivo Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: PETVD) (OTCQB: PETV) is an emerging biomedical device company currently focused on the manufacturing, commercialization and licensing of innovative medical devices and therapeutics for companion animals.
PetVivo announced in August that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has allowed an important patent related to the Company’s proprietary biomaterial, which the company utilizes to produce its proprietary products.
PetVivo, Inc. (OTCQB: PETV), is the producer of “Kush”, which is a veterinarian-administered intraarticular injection for the treatment of osteoarthritis and other lameness issues in dogs and horses is intended to provide a lubricious cushion between the bones to reinforce cartilage. KUSH is scheduled for expanded commercial sales and the development of its proprietary mucoadhesive active agent delivery products.
The broad scope of the issued claims in this patent, entitled “Protein Biomaterials and Biocoacervates and Methods of Making and Using Thereof,” provides tremendous proprietary protection for a broad range of proprietary products, including the product Kush, a medical device treatment for animal osteoarthritis.
Kush is made from all-natural materials; collagen elastin and heparin, lasts for 12 months or longer and can be repeated each year. Kush is expected to launch in Q1 2021, with sales in the $4.8 billion dog and horse therapeutics market. Petvivo (OTCQB: PETV) currently has 16 products in its pipeline, and a portfolio of 19 patents that protect them.
A company like Petco (NASDAQ: WOOF) who, as CNN Business wrote, is coming for the majors, could benefit from acquiring proprietary technology and PetVivo (OTCQB: PETV) might be a good fit.
PetVivo (OTCQB: PETVD, PETV), is also on an aggressive growth / valuation path of their own. The Company published a press release on December 29, 2020 announcing a reverse stock split in efforts to improve the company’s capital structure related to listing requirements for a planned future listing of the company’s common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market.
On November 23, 2020, PetVivo Holdings (OTCQB: PETV) filed an 8-K where the Company adopted and approved an amended and restated “Charter of the Audit Committee”, “Charter of the Compensation Committee” and a “Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Charter?” All of which are required by NASDAQ.
PetVivo Holdings’ Audit Committee will consist of three or more directors and each committee member will, among other requirements, qualify as an independent director, and at least one of them will qualify as an “audit committee financial expert”, all also as required by NASDAQ Rules.
PetVivo Holdings’ Compensation Committee will consist of two or more directors and each committee member will, among other requirements be independent in accordance with the NASDAQ Rules.
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee:
PetVivo Holdings’ Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will consist of two or more directors and each committee member will qualify as an independent director in accordance with the rules of the NASAQ Stock Market.
See page 11 of the “Nasdaq Official Listing Guide of June 2020”.
Either path, being acquired by a major, or organically with an up list to a major exchange, PetVivo Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: PETVD, PETV), is on a track for growth.
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