VANCOUVER — A relatively new investment fund that bets on what it believes is the future of food will see its shares start trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) on Tuesday. Eat Beyond Global Holdings believes the move that made its shares available in the secondary market is a first in Canada: giving retail investors the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the much-hyped plant-based protein sector. The Vancouver-based fund, with former grocery retail bigwigs leading its investment decisions, expects European and American listings to follow over the next several weeks. Its partners will watch its share price closely, with fingers crossed in hopes it rises. Strong interest would prompt a new offering to raise more cash, and see Eat Beyond become a more significant player in the alternative-protein space. The group wants deeper pockets with tens of millions of dollars to spend, rather than the roughly $966,000 left in its coffers, as it looks to seize on the industry’s popularity.
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