Pender’s Funds are now available across Canada

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Pender, the manager of the Pender investment funds, is pleased to announce that its funds are now available for purchase anywhere in Canada*. To date Pender’s funds have only been available for purchase in its home province of British Columbia, as well as Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. Availability now encompasses every Province and Territory of Canada.

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Bloomberg: Quinoa Baby Mush Puts Canadian Company in Takeover Spotlight

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President & Portfolio Manager, David Barr talks to Bloomberg Markets about Pender portfolio holding, GreenSpace Brands (JTR). He provides some input on why GreenSpace, whose “sales more than tripled in a year as retailers scramble to meet consumers’ demand for healthier offerings” could be “a takeover target down the line”.

“They’ve been able to take these mom-and-pop natural food products and plug them into their distribution channel,” said David Barr…There’s tremendous value creation in that.”

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The Globe & Mail: Fund manager’s target: tech firms ripe for takeover

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Shirley Won talks to Pender President & PM, David Barr, about “under-the-radar gems”.

“We try to find businesses that we know and understand,” said the stock-picker who leans toward technology plays. “We try to get into the mindset of potential buyers and figure out what they would pay … When the price is suitably cheap, we look to buy. That is what we think really drives our returns long term.”

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