Beyond Meat Goes Public with a Bang
Beyond Meat, a portfolio of revolutionary plant-based meats, went public on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “BYND” in May 2019. The Company’s stock had the biggest first day pop of any IPO since before the 2008 recession. It more than doubled after the company priced its IPO at the high end of a range that it had already boosted. Beyond Meat was founded by vegan Ethan Brown in 2009, and its Beyond Burger is sold at Whole Foods and restaurant chain TGIF, among others.