If you want to know which ASX stocks fund managers and famous investors are putting their money into we’ve been keeping track of substantial holder buys (and sells).

Trading Places is Stockhead’s recap of the substantial holder movements among ASX small caps over the last fortnight.

Substantial shareholders are those holding 5 per cent or more of a company’s shares — these can be directors, individual investors, or institutional investors.

Shareholders are required to announce to the exchange when they cross above or below the 5 per cent threshold, as well as any change in their holdings while they remain above 5 per cent.

 

Buyers

Company Code Market Cap Holder Stake Status
Adherium ADR $12.3M Viburnum Funds 11.24% Becoming
Adherium ADR $12.3M Phillip Asset Management 23.52% Increasing
Raiz RZI $104.7M George Lucas 8.40% Increasing
Namoi Cotton NAM $51.3M Samuel Terry Asset Management 15.60% Increasing
Ardent Leisure Group ALG $398.2M Wilson Asset Management 5.40% Becoming
Eclipx Group ECX $676.3M Victorian Funds Management Corporation 5.00% Becoming
Micro-X MX1 $151.7M AustralianSuper 5.18% Becoming
BNK Banking BNK $71.1M Somers 10.90% Increasing
FFI Holdings FFI $69.9M Rodney Moonen 30.63% Increasing
Limeade LME $176.4M Australian Ethical 5.05% Becoming
Horizon Minerals HZN $62.6M Delphi 9.62% Increasing
3P Learning 3PL $188.3M Viburnum Funds 27.93% Increasing
Corporate Travel Management CTD $2.3B Bennelong Funds Management 11.87% Increasing
Firstwave Cloud Technologies FCT $59.6M Perennial Value Management 11.75% Increasing
Adherium ADR $12.3M Regal Funds Management 10.46% Increasing
Carbon Revolution CBR $274.0M Uni Super 8.76% Increasing
Iluka Resources ILU $3.7B Paradice Investment Management 5.22% Becoming
IDP Education IEL $5.8B Bennelong Funds Management 9.08% Increasing
Taruga Minerals TAR $44.3M Thomas Line 5.54% Becoming
Deterra Royalties DRR $2.4B United Super 5.02% Becoming
Powerhouse Ventures PVL $13.9M Ramsay Financial Group 6.53% Becoming
Powerhouse Ventures PVL $13.9M Reilly Family Super Fund 7.23% Increasing
Enero Group EGG $234.8M Wilson Asset Management 10.15% Increasing
Complii Fintech Solutions CF1 $9.5M Tony Cunningham 8.27% Increasing
Firstwave Cloud Technologies FCT $59.6M Perennial Value Management 11.75% Increasing
Terragen Holdings TGH $56.5M Scobie Ward 16.50% Increasing
Magnum Mining & Exploration MGU $85.3M First Growth Funds 5.23% Increasing
Orion Minerals ORN $133.6M Delphi 13.79% Increasing
MedAdvisor MDR $104.4M Perennial Value Management 11.27% Increasing
Frontier Digital Ventures FDV $414.9M Perennial Value Management 7.56% Increasing
EP&T Global EPX $33.4M Perennial Value Management 14.61% Becoming
Access Innovation Holdings AIM $176.2M Anthony Abrahams 14.79% Increasing
Oventus Medical OVN $19.0M Thorney Technologies 16.72% Increasing
Access Innovation Holdings AIM $176.2M Deanne Weir 9.89% Increasing
Mayne Pharma MYX $638.1M Mithra Pharmaceuticals 9.57% Becoming
Tali Digital TD1 $33.5M BCCL Worldwide 9.84% Becoming
Champion Iron CIA $3.5B Investissement Quebec 8.59% Increasing
Cleanspace CSX $136.7M Australian Ethical 5.64% Becoming
Pacific Smiles Group PSQ $406.9M QVG Capital 7.41% Increasing
Wellard WLD $34.0M Sandon Capital 7.60% Increasing
Powerhouse Ventures PVL $13.8M Brendan Fogarty 6.89% Increasing
Blaze International BLZ $12.2M Jason Peterson 10.50% Increasing
SRG Global SRG $205.1M Perennial Value Management 13.99% Increasing
Ora Banda Mining OBM $181.1M Perennial Value Management 7.22% Increasing
AuStar Gold AUL $17.9M Paul McNally 9.56% Increasing
Emeco EHL $484.2M Black Diamond Capital Management 29.43% Increasing

2021 has actually been worse than 2020 for respiratory equipment maker Cleanspace (ASX:CSX). The company listed last year at $4.41 per share and rose to over $7 in early 2021 but now sits at $1.71.

The catalyst was a company update at the end of March in which the company revealed its North American sales were hit worse than expected by COVID-19. Wilson Asset Management sold out of the company but one that’s been buying is Australian Ethical.

On March 30 it bought nearly $2.5 million in shares and crossed the substantial holder threshold on May 12 with two trades worth over $1.4 million.

Another company, Australian Ethical, became a substantial holder of employee wellness company Limeade (ASX:LME), and now owns 5.5 per cent.

Returning to recently listed companies and one that listed last week is EP&T Global (ASX:EPX) which has software which helps companies monitor their energy use and carbon footprint. Perennial Value Management invested over $4.9 million at the IPO and bought another $500,000 on market upon opening day. It now holds 14.61 per cent.

Perennial increased its stake in a handful of companies it already was a substantial holder of – two of them were Frontier Digital Ventures (ASX:FDV) and Firstwave Cloud Tech (ASX:FCT).

AustralianSuper became a substantial holder of Micro-X (ASX:MX1), a company which makes mobile x-rays and has nearly tripled in 12 months since getting FDA approval.

 

Sellers

Company Code Market Cap Holder Current Stake Status
The Agency Group AU1 $21.4M Magnolia Equities 10.41% Decreasing
OFX OFX $298.0M Microequities 7.60% Decreasing
Empired ERD $442.2M Australian Ethical 10.40% Decreasing
Angel Seafood AS1 $24.3M Bonafide Wealth Management <5% Ceasing
Bass Oil BAS $10.0M Tattersfield Group <5% Ceasing
Neometals NMT $283.6M David Reed 7.26% Decreasing
Imdex IMD $749.4M Yarra Funds Management <5% Ceasing
Cervantes CVS N/A European Lithium <5% Ceasing
Vintage Energy VEN $36.3M Regal Funds Management <5% Decreasing
Global Oil & Gas GEV $35.3M Gohawk Holdings 11.07% Decreasing
Orion Minerals ORN $133.6M Wylie Group <5% Ceasing
Aussie Broadband ABB $523.4M Regal Funds Management 5.53% Decreasing
Alcidion ALC $377.3M McKinnon Family Trust 5.64% Decreasing

Regal Funds Management reduced its stakes in gas play Vintage Energy (ASX:VEN) and telco  Aussie Broadband (ASX:ABB).

Australian Ethical cut its stake in IT services provider Empired (ASX:EPD).