Only 13 trades by ASX small cap directors were over $100,000 in the last fortnight but two of them were over $20 million each.

The first of these was a familiar face, Dr Bruce Gray from Siberia-focused coal stock Tigers Realm Coal (ASX: TIG) who bought $21.4 million in his company’s latest rights issue.

His colleague Owen Hegarty also bought shares but a more modest sum of $48,000.

Second was Ovato’s (ASX:OVT) Michael Hannan who bought $20.2 million in shares.

Ovato is one of Australia’s largest print and print distribution businesses and also has a PR and digital media agency.

It has struggled with the decline of print media and late last year announced a $40 million restructure to stay afloat.

The trade made by Hannan actually took place on Christmas Eve but was only disclosed to the ASX last week.

Ovato said the late disclosure it was an administrative oversight with the recapitalisation transaction that occurred.

Code Company Director Change Date Volume $ What
CHK Cohiba Minerals Mordechai Benedikt Buy 11 January 6,896,896 $301,061 On market
CDV Cardinal Resources Kevin Tomlinson Sell 8 January 5,918,000 $6,361,850 Takeover
CDV Cardinal Resources Michele Muscillo Sell 6 January 833,333 $895,833 Takeover
GLN Galan Lithium Chris Chalwell Buy 11 January 1,500,000 $632,520 On market
CLQ Clean TeQ Jiang Zhaobai Buy 12 January 12,000,000 $3,000,000 Placement
JAY Jayride Group Andrey Shirben Buy 15 January 669,129 $100,369 On market
TIG Tigers Realm Coal Bruce Gray Buy 14 January 2,680,527,623 $21,444,221 Rights Issue
SKO Serko Bob Shaw Sell 20 January 870,000 $4,872,000 On market
OVT Ovato Michael Hannan Buy 24 December 4,037,793,044 $20,188,965.22 Rights Issue
GLA Gladiator Resources Andrew Draffin Buy 11 January 100,000,000 $1,200,000 Rights Issue
SFC Schaffer Corporation David Schqartz Buy 21 January 10,000 $179,800 On market
SYA Sayona Mining Dennis O'Neill Sell 18 January 40,000,000 $2,005,692 On market
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Other directors’ trades

Speaking of big trades, Bob Shaw hailing from business travel and expense management software company Serko (ASX:SKO) sold $4.87 million in shares last week.

The company told shareholders it was to meet a “personal property matter”.

In a sure sign the Cardinal (ASX:CDV) takeover saga is drawing to a close, directors Kevin Tomlinson and Michele Muscillo parted with their shares – $6.36 million and $895,833 respectively.

Robert Friedland and Jiang Zhaobai of Clean TeQ Holdings (ASX:CLQ) bought $3 million each in their company’s $35m placement.

This stock is a tech metals and water treatment company and has said the proceeds would be split across its various forays but is currently considering a demerger of its water division from its minerals exploration business.

Speaking of battery metals plays, Chris Chalwell from Galan Lithium (ASX:GLN) bought $632,520 on market.

This company has grown from 13 cents to 52 cents in just over two months due to battery metals sentiment and individual company progress.

Galan completed a preliminary economic assessment Hombre Muerto West lithium project in Argentina and it will have one of the lowest cost projects in the industry. It has also picked up an 80 per cent interest in the Greenbushes south project in WA – which is 3 kilometres south of the Greenbushes mine.

And rounding out the trades was Andrey Shirben from airport transfer marketplace Jayride (ASX:JAY) who bought $100,369, also on market.

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