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A Sophisticated Approach to
Merchant Banking

Palisade Global Investments Ltd. is an offshore merchant banking group, specializing in high growth, small cap investments. Through our global network of private equity groups, fund managers, high networth and retail investors, Palisade is able to create strategic relationships to drive increased liquidity and source financing.


We Identify undervalued opportunities


We Evaluate the company, looking at fundamentals,
management capabilities, expertise, and track record.


Then, we Invest our Capital.

But more importantly, our Time.




The world survives on commodities, yet the resource market is embroiled in its worst bear market in history, underlying our primary focus as contrarian investors.



There is always a space in our portfolio for disruptive technologies - companies that have proven resilience in all market conditions and promise to change the way we live.


Oil & Gas

Oil & Gas is a necessary component of the global economy and its recent decline offers investors the opportunity to buy assets for pennies on the dollar.

Core Services

Key Network Introductions

We introduce our clients to capable and qualified investors, bankers, and analysts around the world

Media Relations

We have strong ties to the most successful newsletter writers, media outlets, and promoters

Investor Relations

We utilize a strategy of outbound calls, email, and online presence to build brand awareness

Mergers & Acquisitions

We provide deal flow and project opportunities to our clients through our extensive network

Business Development

We assist in generating leads for new sales to drive future growth

Concierge Service

Our Team offers tailored service for each of our clients, based on current needs, goals, and corporate initiatives

Investor Platforms

What this means


Access to a qualified and informed group of investors


Ability to attract new capital partners and develop new business relationships


Opportunity to bolster company footprint through first-class marketing and social media campaigns


A priceless amount of value-added potential for your company


We have a global presence and conduct Roadshows in over 35 cities



We have a wide reaching audience and are syndicated across the top platforms in the industry

The Team

We have assembled a team of experts in finance and capital markets with extensive experience in Mining and other key sectors

Collin Kettell

Partner & CEO

 (301) 744-8744

Collin is a private investor with a highly successful investment background in the mining and energy sectors. He comes from a family with deep ties to mining and many past successes including co-founding AuEx Ventures, the company responsible for discovering the Long Canyon deposit, which was ultimately acquired by Newmont Mining for $2.2B. Collin is well connected in the capital markets and boasts an extensive background in project finance & corporate development. Collin founded Palisade Global Investments Ltd. with Sean in early 2013 with the goal of investing in and backing undervalued junior mining companies. He is also the host of Palisade Radio, the fastest growing radio show in junior mining.

Sean Zubick

Partner & COO

 (646) 583-1669

In his first venture as an entrepreneur, Sean co-founded Palisade Global Investments in 2013. Having previously served as the V.P. of a merchant banking firm in Toronto, Sean brings a deep reservoir of knowledge and expertise in the investment banking, private equity and digital advertising spaces. The markets have been part of Sean’s DNA for as long as he can remember – his father was a market maker on Bay Street for nearly a decade at Burns-Frye (BMO Nesbit Burns) and subsequently went on to serve as a senior Commodities and Options Trader at National Bank. Sean has built a vast network of investor and industry contacts, spanning across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, that he has skillfully engaged to generate over $100M in term sheets for Palisade’s portfolio. His knowledge base and investment experience extends to a wide array of sectors, including Mining, Renewable Energy, Agribusiness, Infrastructure, Mobile/Telecom, Healthcare, and Media. Sean was a NCAA Division I Scholarship Athlete at UNC-Charlotte, which he graduated from in 2006; he was also a National Pool Player for Canada. Sean, his wife Danielle, and their daughter Scarlett Noelle are proud residents of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

Cejay Kim

Partner & CIO

 (425) 502-6877

Prior to joining Global Investments Ltd., Cejay served as a senior associate at ReQuest Equities, one of the leading merchant banks in the junior resource sector. The merchant bank was supported by the KCR Fund, a $100 million venture backed by Marin Katusa, Doug Casey, and Rick Rule, which invested in both private and public companies at all stages of the development cycle. Concurrently, Cejay also researched and wrote for one of the largest resource newsletters in North America. His meticulous research and in-depth analysis helped the publication’s 10,000+ subscribers beat the relevant benchmark for several consecutive years. Cejay holds a MBA in Global Asset Wealth Management from Simon Fraser University, is a CFA charterholder, and is a member of both the Calgary and Vancouver CFA Society.

Denis Laviolette

VP of Investments

 (647) 992-9837

Denis brings more than 10 years of experience as an exploration geologist and mining professional, having worked on three different continents. During his time in Northern Ontario (Timmins, Kirkland Lake and Red Lake), Norway and Ghana, he took on a diverse array of tasks, including advanced mine operations, start-up mine management, QA/QC, grass roots exploration, and financing and acquisitions. Denis has also worked as a mining analyst with Pinetree Capital Ltd. (“Pinetree”) in Toronto and now serves as a mining analyst and VP of Corporate Development for Brownstone Energy (“Brownstone”). His responsibilities include market/portfolio analysis, appraising and vetting assets on a technical basis, providing valuation estimates, and reviewing corporate financial statements. Denis is currently a director of Xtra-Gold Resources Corp, Northern Sphere Mining Corp. and Tartisan Resources Corp. He received his B.Sc, Earth Science (Geology) from Brock University.

Ralph W. Kettell, II

Technical Advisor

An electrical engineer by trade, Ralph is an expert in the design and integration of communication systems. As a highly sought after contractor, he worked on a number of high profile projects for the aerospace industry and the military, which included designing the radio systems used in the B-1 bomber. In the late 1990s, Ralph became an active participant in the mining sector, shrewdly anticipating the massive coming bull market in gold and other precious metals. In 2003, he co-founded AuEx Ventures, Inc., a Nevada gold exploration company that merged with Fronteer Development in 2009, and was subsequently bought by Newmont Mining (NEM: NYSE) for $2.3B. Ralph was also the founder of Concentric Energy, a development stage uranium mining company that was sold to Uranium Energy Corp (UEC: NYSE) in late 2011, a transaction that was successfully consummated in spite of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Ralph brings over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, investor and business development professional, principally in real estate and the mining and junior resource sector.

Gregory Sparks

Senior Advisor - Minerals

Greg counts more than 40 years of base and precious metals mining and processing experience in North America, South America and Africa to his knowledge base. He has served in a broad spectrum of positions during his career, from firsthand experience as a miner and as a heavy equipment operator progressing through Project Engineer, General Manager, V.P, and into the C-Suite as CEO, President and director. This solid basis in engineering, operations, and finance has led to a 21 year successful international consultancy. He is a P. Eng. and Q.P. Greg has overseen feasibility, design, construction and start-up of surface and underground mines ranging in scale from ore production of 500 TPD to over 140,000 TPD. His financial acumen, cultivated during eight years as Development Group Vice President of Echo Bay Mines (predecessor to Kinross) as well as many years in the junior space, in addition to his superior technical and operating know-how, makes Greg a highly valued member of the Palisade team.


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