If you to know where fund managers and famous investors such as Bevan Slattery and Geoff Wilson are putting their money, 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.


Substantial holder buys

Company Code Market Cap Shareholder Stake (%) Status
Enterprise Metals ENT $10.3M Robert McKenna 6.43% Becoming
MCS Services MSG $8.9M Richard Batrachenko 5.04% Becoming
SelfWealth SWF $128.4M LGGC 8.77% Increasing
Kaiser Reef KAU $15.1M Bath Resources 5.80% Becoming
Davenport Resources DAV $21.8M Merchant Funds Management 5.85% Becoming
Tao Commodities TAO $43.9M DITM Holdings 8.10% Increasing
Vortiv VOR $24.2M Trojan Capital Fund 8.78% Becoming
European Lithium EUR $58.0M Dempsey Resource & Cyclone Metals 7.06% Increasing
Woomera Mining WML $8.6M Adelaide Equity Partners 8.31% Increasing
Pilbara Minerals PLS $3.0B AustralianSuper 8.30% Increasing
Metals X MLX $154.2M Old Peak Group 12.03% Increasing
MCS Services MCS $9.1M Capital H Management 20.60% Increasing
AMA Group AMA $504.3M CI Investments 5.23% Becoming
Norwest Minerals NWM $9.7M YF Chee Holdings 8.88% Increasing
American Pacific Borate ABR $605.8M Virtova Capital Management 13.75% Becoming
Select Harvest SHV $647.2M Yarra Funds Management 7.71% Increasing
Jadar Resources JDR $27.6M Sunshore Holdings 9.06% Increasing
YPB Group YPB $12.7M John Houston 25.35% Increasing
The Agency Group AU1 NA Peters Investments - Robert Peters 30.24% Becoming
Comms Group CCG $34.0M Greig & Harrisons 6.81% Increasing
333D T3D $1.6M Nigel Finch 10.70% Increasing
333D T3D $1.6M John Conidi 7.74% Becoming
333D T3D $1.6M Ever Wise Ventures 7.99% Becoming
Calix CXL $225.7M Thorney Technologies 7.03% Increasing
Norwest Energy NWE $30.4M 3C Group IC 7.89% Increasing
Lefroy Exploration LEX $24.0M Noontide Investments 10.93% Increasing
Ridley Corporation RIC $330.3M Tattarang - John Andrew Henry Forrest 5.12% Becoming
Tempo Australia TPP $25.4M Anthony Barton 16.02% Increasing
Ansila Energy ANA $59.2M Andrew Matharu 6.61% Becoming
Viking Mines VKA $36.4M ING Investment Fund 9.26% Becoming
Pilot Energy PGY $10.7M Pine St Trust 6.76% Becoming
Ansila Energy ANA $59.2M Christopher Lewis 12.50% Becoming
amaysim AYS $242.8M Wilson Asset Management 32.93% Increasing
Ausmex Mining Group AMG $36.3M Wayne McCrae 20.56% Increasing
Mithril Resources MTH $45.9M Trimin 9.43% Increasing
NewPeak Metals NPM $14.0M David Mason 6.78% Increasing
Calix CXL $252.0M AustralianSuper 7.11% Increasing
Elixinol Global EXL $65.3M Regal Funds Management 10.17% Increasing
Grand Gulf Energy GGE $6.5M Sacha Investments 7.13% Increasing
Cluey CLU $153.0M Thorney Technologies 7.55% Becoming
Rent.com.au Ltd RNT $77.1M Bevan Slattery 10.06% Becoming
DUG Technology DUG $103.4M Perennial Value Management 13.87 Increasing
Centaurus Metals CTM $268.7M McCusker Holdings 6.72% Increasing
Micro-X MX1 Perennial Value Management 12.24% Increasing
Davenport Resources DAV $29.4M Merchant Funds Management 6.86% Increasing
Big River Gold BRV $94.8M Dundee Resources 19.40% Becoming
King Island Scheelite KIS $67.0M Chrysalis Investments 20.35% Increasing
Protean Energy POW $9.8M Jason Peterson 11.79% Increasing
Viking Mines VKA $38.2M Vanguard Superannuation 9.59% Increasing
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The biggest trade was Bevan Slattery spending $2m for a 10 per cent stake in rental platform Rent.com.au (ASX:RNT).

Not for the first time for an ASX tech stock, Slattery’s purchase (at 5 cents per share) sent shares surging from 4 cents on Monday to over 26 cents yesterday afternoon. His stake is now worth approximately $10.4 million.

If you needed reminder of why he made that purchase he told shareholders last week, “I love disruptive platforms that have the ability to scale and Rent.com.au has great potential to achieve that goal.”

Another similar flagship purchase was made by Canadian resources investor Dundee Goodman Merchant Partners into Big River Gold (ASX:BRV). It bought a 19.4 per cent in the Brazilian focused gold play.

Turning to well known local fund managers, Perennial Value Management upped its stake of portable x-ray manufacturer Micro-X (ASX:MX1) to 12.24 per cent as well as its stake in supercomputer operator DUG Technology (ASX:DUG) to 13.87 per cent.

Regal Funds Management took its stake in pot stock Elixinol (ASX:EX1) to just over 10 per cent.

Wilson Asset Management is continuing to snap up shares of takeover target Amaysim (ASX:AYS), now owning just over 30 per cent.

And Alex Waislitz’s Thorney Technologies became a substantial holder of online K-12 tutoring company Cluey (ASX:CLU).


Substantial holder sales

Company Code Market Cap Holder Current Stake Status
CPT Global CPT $7.1M Clapsy/Paul Young 5.40% Decreasing
Lion Energy LIO $6.0M PT Senada Nusantara <5% Ceasing
Amaysim AYS $224.3M Investoren TGV 16.80% Decreasing
Aussie Broadband ABB $479.7M Regal Funds Management 9.29% Decreasing
Comms Group CCG $34.0M Regal Funds Management <5% Ceasing
Western Areas WSA $687.7M Paradice Investment Management <5% Ceasing
Amaysim AYS $239.8M Investmentaktiengesellschaft 14.89% Decreasing
Navigator Global Investments NGI $409.4M Perennial Value Management 5.74% Decreasing
Paragon Care PGC $94.6M First Samuel 7.89% Decreasing
Vonex VN8 $61.8M Regal Funds Management <5% Ceasing
Dragontail Systems DTS $51.5M Alceon Liquid Strategies <5% Ceasing
Spirit Technology ST1 $208.0M Perennial Value Management 5.17% Decreasing
Victoriy Offices VOL $26.6M Perennial Value Management 6.95% Decreasing
Frugl FGL $13.1M Merchant Funds Management 6.44% Decreasing
Cauldron Energy CXU $19.4M Cyclone Metals 7.85% Decreasing
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Regal Funds Management ceased to be substantial holders of telco Vonex (ASX:VN8) which has had a rollercoaster ride in recent days.

It surged off the back of a new distribution deal but fell after releasing an updated announcement.

Perennial Value Management sales included part of its stakes in Victory Offices (ASX:VOL) and telco Spirit Technology (ASX:ST1).