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

Substantial shareholders are shareholders holding 5 per cent or more of a company’s shares and 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 and any change in their holdings while they remain above 5 per cent.

 

Buyers

Company Code Market Cap Holder Stake Status
Southern Cross Media Group SXL $277.4M Investors Mutual 8.01% Becoming
UUV Aquabotix UUV $741K Azalea Investments 9.97% Becoming
BrainChip BRN $69.9M Regal Funds Management 5.68% Becoming
Spirit Telecom ST1 $55.4M Regal Funds Management 11.45% Increasing
Predictive Discovery PDI $41.7M Lowell Resoures Fund 5.95% Increasing
SomnoMed SOM $83.9M TDM Growth Partners 22.95% Increasing
Straker Translations STG $34.5M Michael Greigg 5.19% Becoming
Dacian Gold DCN $169.1M Invesco Australia 6.09% Becoming
Blackstone Minerals BSX $34.6M Delphi 14.62% Increasing
HGL HNG $13.9M Serv 30.38% Increasing
Croplogic CLI $24.3M Adamo Investments 46.42% Becoming
Pacific American Holdings PAK $1.8M Jetosea - Charles Ave 7.22% Increasing
Veem VEE $58.5M Perennial Value Management 14.92% Increasing
ADX Energy ADX $10.2M Jetosea 14.47% Increasing
DGO Gold DGO $84.4M Ginga 13.39% Increasing
Alto Metals AME $18.8M Goldea Australia 10.27% Increasing
Syrah Resources SYR $87.1M Bruce Gray 8.70% Increasing
Qantm Intellectual Property QIP $153.0M Investors Mutual 5.03% Becoming
Zenith Energy ZEN $148.0M Apex Opportunities Fund 17.61% Increasing
G8 Education GEM $582.8M Allan Gray 13.10% Increasing
Wellard WLD $23.9M Kontago Shipping 9.54% Becoming
Big River Industries BRI $77.5M Naos Asset Management 29.73% Increasing
Terracom TER $70.5M Brasidas Investment Management 8.94% Becoming
AML3D AL3 $22.5M Perennial Value Management 7.76% Increasing
Caeneus Minerals CAD $3.5M Roger Blake 9.99% Becoming
Micro-X MX1 $43.8M Regal Funds Management 6.01% Becoming
Baby Bunting BBN $364.8M Copia Investment Partners 7.14% Increasing
NTM Gold NTM $52.9M Regal Funds Management 8.98% Becoming
XCD Energy XCD $4.9M 88 Energy 18.50% Becoming
Infomedia IFM $522.4M Wilson Asset Management 5.28% Becoming
Whitebark Energy WBE $12.2M Communications Power 5.43% Becoming
Kleos Space KSS $19.7M Janet Cameron 5.66% Becoming
Aura Energy AEE $5.4M Lind Partners 9.87% Becoming
Spectrum SPX $216.1M Ramelius Resources 88.90% Increasing
Engage:BDR ENR $30.9M First Round Capital 10.97% Increasing
Engage:BDR ENR $30.9M Kurtis Rintala 5.36% Becoming
Vonex VN8 $16.9M 2SG Wholesale 12.62% Becoming
Infomedia IFM $522.4M Selector Funds Management 8.15% Increasing
Wisr WZR $147.3M Adcock Private Equity 23.82% Increasing
Minrex Resources MRR $2.1M Adam Blumenthal 15.88% Increasing
Kinetko Energy KKO $10.9M Adam Sierakowski 15.03% Increasing
Castle Minerals CDT $1.6M William Hernstadt 10.08% Becoming
Atrum Coal ATU $125.3M Timothy Roberts 19.32% Increasing
Aura Energy AEE $8.0M Asean Deep Value Fund 17.27% Increasing
Nickel Mines NIC $916.0M PT. Karunia Bara Perkasa 7.35% Increasing
Empired EPD $54.4M Microequities Asset Management 10.66% Increasing
Impedimed IPD $39.1M Australian Ethical Investment 7.84% Increasing
SelfWealth SWF $41.7M Datt Group 6.37% Becoming
Aeon Metals AML $67.8M OCP Asia 43.66% Increasing
Gladiator Resources GLA $1.9M Parry Capital Management 8.05% Becoming
BlueChiip BCT $36.8M Bellweather Super 5.06% Becoming
Anova Metals AWV $5.5M Aims Asset Management 5.20% Becoming
AML3D AL3 $23.8M Perennial Value Management 9.17% Increasing
Aeris Environmental AEI $151.4M Perennial Value Management 5.21% Becoming
Bunji/Pure Foods BCL $11.0M Illwella 5.10% Becoming
Veris VRS $8.5M Ocean to Outback Electrical 11.37% Increasing
Noxopharm NOX $29.7M Eleanore Goodridge 6.99% Increasing
Infomedia IFM $573.3M Viburnum Funds 12.90% Increasing
Schrole Group SCL $12.5M Capital H Management 14.10% Increasing
Swift Media SW1 $7.5M Pure Asset Management 9.51% Increasing
Altura Mining AJM $110.5M Allan Buckler 15.40% Increasing
Altura Mining AJM $110.5M Castlelake 5.79% Becoming
Story-I SRY $4.4M Harry Lee 7.90% Increasing
GetSwift GSW $149.9M Fidelity 7.05% Increasing
Motorcycle Holdings MTO $47.8M Renaissance Smaller Companies 5.26% Becoming
Cycliq CYQ $1.9M Merchant Funds Management 19.08% Increasing
City Chic Collective CCX $428.9M Pendal 6.40% Increasing
Adairs ADH $253.6M Pendal 7.83% Increasing
Maximus Resources MXR $1.3M Michael Ruane 11.53% Increasing
LatAm Autos LAA $6.5M Log Creek Vineyard Trust - Mike Fitzpatrick 24.50% Increasing
Spectur SP3 $5.3M EGP Capital 6.49% Becoming
Capricorn Metals CMM $436.2M Eley Griffiths 5.23% Becoming
Energy One EOL $53.7M Topline Capital Partners 6.45% Becoming

Michael Gregg is a director and the sixth largest shareholder in one of Australia’s biggest tech stocks WiseTech (ASX:WTC). Having invested in 2006 his 4.35 per cent stake is now worth over $274m.

Now he has accumulated a 5.19 per cent stake in Straker Translation (ASX:STG). While last year Gregg announced a $50m private equity fund for software startups, this particular investment is in his name.

Straker’s tech is designed to help human translators by making a translation of its own and farming out errors made by human translators. The company listed in 2018 at $1.51 and climbed to above $2 last year, but COVID-19 sent it plunging below $1.

However, the buy that dominated most headlines in recent days was China’s Tencent buying over 5 per cent of Afterpay (ASX:APT). It spent just over $300m over the month of April accumulating the stake which is already worth 50 per cent more than that figure.

Another early backer of successful gold explorer Predictive Discovery (ASX:PDI), the Lowell Resources Fund, increased its holdings to 5.95 per cent.

Perennial Value Management invested into the IPO of additive manufacturer AML3D (ASX:AL3) and bought more shares on market, now holding 9.17 per cent.

Pendal topped up its holdings of clothing retailers City Chic Collective (ASX:CCX) and Adairs (ASX:ADH).

Regal Funds Management bought into one of the ASX’s few x-ray tech stocks Micro-X (ASX:MX1) — taking a 6 per cent stake.

Prominent Perth mining executive Michael Ruane bought even further into gold micro-cap Maximus Resources (ASX:MXR) and now owns 11.53 per cent.

Company Code Market Cap Holder Current Stake Status
Zenith Energy ZEN $150.1M Moelis 0.00% Ceasing
McPhersons MCP $289.5M Challenger 4.95% Ceasing
Galaxy Resources GXY $311.2M Ausbil Investment Management 8% Decreasing
Bellevue Gold BGL $375.1M Tolga Kumova 6.24% Decreasing
Hansen Technologies HSN $545.0M Fidelity 7.87% Decreasing
Antisense Therapeutics ANP $24.0M Australian Ethical Investment 12.44% Decreasing
Middle Island Resources MDI $23.0M Copulos Group 10.83% Decreasing
Redbubble RBL $222.1M Perennial Value Management 10.07% Decreasing
Veris VRS $7.1M Perennial Value Management 10.44% Decreasing
BluGlass BLG $17.0M SPP Technologies 5.57% Decreasing
DroneShield DRO $26.5M Regal Funds Management 13.18% Decreasing
ImpediMed IPD $39.1M Allan Gray 17.22% Decreasing
Jupiter Energy JPR $22.5M Central Asian Oil Holdings 18.67% Decreasing
Olivers Real Food OLI $10.8M Harvest Lane Asset Management 4.64% Ceasing
Mastermyne Group MYE $74.2M Paradice Investment Management 5.20% Decreasing
Pioneer Credit PNC $14.3M Copia Investment Partners 4.96% Ceasing
Swift Media SW1 $6.8M L1 Capital Global Opportunities Master Fund 2.62% Ceasing
Veris VRS $8.5M Perennial Value Management 9.27% Decreasing
Atomo Diagnostics AT1 $246.8M Perennial Value Management 5.33% Decreasing
Emeco Holdings EHL $412.8M Perennial Value Management 5.44% Decreasing
Visioneering Technologies VTI $7.0M Regal Funds Management 12.40% Decreasing
Bigtincan BTH $230.3M Regal Funds Management 14.76% Decreasing
ImpediMed IPD $39.1M Allan Gray 12.45% Decreasing
Monash IVF MVF $136.8M AustralianSuper 10.63% Decreasing
Xref XRF $26.1M Fidelity 5.08% Decreasing
NZME NZM $41.3M Auscap Asset Management 17.65% Decreasing
PointsBet PBH $671.0M Regal Funds Management 5.46% Decreasing
BrainChip BRN $71.3M Regal Funds Management 4.93% Ceasing
Nickel Mines NIC $924.3M Regal Funds Management 5% Ceasing

 

Sellers

Many of the familiar small cap fund managers appeared more often in the sellers column this week.

Perennial Value Management reduced its holdings in rapid HIV and COVID-19 test kit maker Atomo Diagnostics (ASX:AT1). Atomo only listed on the ASX last month, doubled on debut and has held its ground in recent days.

AustraliaSuper cuts its stake in IVF provider Monash IVF (ASX:MVF). The company had to cut back its services due to COVID-19 restrictions for a few weeks and even though its back to work now, it had to conduct a capital raising.

Regal Funds Management cutbacks included in sports betting software PointsBet (ASX:PBH) and mid-cap nickel producer Nickel Mines (ASX:NIC).

Company Code Market Cap Holder Current Stake Status
Zenith Energy ZEN $150.1M Moelis 0.00% Ceasing
McPhersons MCP $289.5M Challenger 4.95% Ceasing
Galaxy Resources GXY $311.2M Ausbil Investment Management 8% Decreasing
Bellevue Gold BGL $375.1M Tolga Kumova 6.24% Decreasing
Hansen Technologies HSN $545.0M Fidelity 7.87% Decreasing
Antisense Therapeutics ANP $24.0M Australian Ethical Investment 12.44% Decreasing
Middle Island Resources MDI $23.0M Copulos Group 10.83% Decreasing
Redbubble RBL $222.1M Perennial Value Management 10.07% Decreasing
Veris VRS $7.1M Perennial Value Management 10.44% Decreasing
BluGlass BLG $17.0M SPP Technologies 5.57% Decreasing
DroneShield DRO $26.5M Regal Funds Management 13.18% Decreasing
ImpediMed IPD $39.1M Allan Gray 17.22% Decreasing
Jupiter Energy JPR $22.5M Central Asian Oil Holdings 18.67% Decreasing
Olivers Real Food OLI $10.8M Harvest Lane Asset Management 4.64% Ceasing
Mastermyne Group MYE $74.2M Paradice Investment Management 5.20% Decreasing
Pioneer Credit PNC $14.3M Copia Investment Partners 4.96% Ceasing
Swift Media SW1 $6.8M L1 Capital Global Opportunities Master Fund 2.62% Ceasing
Veris VRS $8.5M Perennial Value Management 9.27% Decreasing
Atomo Diagnostics AT1 $246.8M Perennial Value Management 5.33% Decreasing
Emeco Holdings EHL $412.8M Perennial Value Management 5.44% Decreasing
Visioneering Technologies VTI $7.0M Regal Funds Management 12.40% Decreasing
Bigtincan BTH $230.3M Regal Funds Management 14.76% Decreasing
ImpediMed IPD $39.1M Allan Gray 12.45% Decreasing
Monash IVF MVF $136.8M AustralianSuper 10.63% Decreasing
Xref XRF $26.1M Fidelity 5.08% Decreasing
NZME NZM $41.3M Auscap Asset Management 17.65% Decreasing
PointsBet PBH $671.0M Regal Funds Management 5.46% Decreasing
BrainChip BRN $71.3M Regal Funds Management 4.93% Ceasing
Nickel Mines NIC $924.3M Regal Funds Management 5% Ceasing