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Impossible foods to go public via SPAC ?

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Impossible Foods Inc is preparing for a public listing which could value the plant-based burger maker at more than $10 billion, according to a report. Reuters, citing confidential sources, reported Thursday that the faux meat maker is exploring going public through an initial public offering in the next 12 months or a merger with a SPAC. After receiving lucrative bids, Impossible Foods has worked with a financial advisor to help manage discussions with SPACs, sources told Reuters.

Founded in 2011, Impossible Foods sells its soy-based burgers and sausages at grocery stores and online. It also has partnerships with companies such as Restaurant Brands International Inc’s Burger King and The Walt Disney Company 

Within just the past year, the number of retail locations where Impossible Foods products are sold has increased from 150 stores to over 20,000 sites, with items on the menu at 30,000 restaurants across the country.

After rival plant-based meat maker Beyond Meat Inc went public in May 2019, Impossible Foods chief executive officer Pat Brown said his company had no immediate plans to do the same, but that “there is a pretty high likelihood that at some point in our history, we will decide that that’s worth doing.” 

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