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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.



Company Code Market Cap Holder Stake Status
Shaver Shop SSG $107.5M Wilson Asset Management 5.18% Becoming
Emeco Holdings EHL $457.0M Black Diamond Capital Management 26.43% Increasing
Gibb River Diamonds GIB $10.3M James Richards 18.18% Increasing
Clean Teq Holdings CLQ $223.9M Robert Friedland 14.43% Increasing
Redbank Copper RCP $7.7M Wyllie Group 11.46% Increasing
Nova Eye Medical EYE $44.5M Australian Ethical Investment 14.29% Increasing
The environmental Group EGL $7.4M Ace Property Holdings 5.83% Becoming
Harris Technology Group HT8 $32.0M Australia PC Accessories 32.94% Increasing
Terrain Minerals TMX $10.9M Johannes Lin 6.10% Becoming
Redbank Copper RCP $7.7M Jason Peterson 6.87% Increasing
Tyranna Resources TYX $6.4M Admark Investments - Joseph Pinto 5.30% Becoming
Dotz Nano DTZ $88.3M Southern Israel Bridging Fund 17.52% Increasing
Boom Logistics BOL $47.1M Collins St Asset Management 10.67% Becoming
Regeneus RGS $60.1M AGC 7.50% Becoming
Tinybeans TNY $41.9M Thorney Opportunities 8.83% Becoming
OFX OFX $270.8M Renaissance Smaller Companies 11.67% Increasing
Bravura Solutions BVS $808.4M Invesco Australia 5.66% Becoming
Matsa Resources MAT $36.6M Delphi 8.00% Increasing
IntelliHR IHR $66.5M Bevan Slattery 12.68% Becoming
Nitro Software NTO $439.7M Regal Funds Management 9.75% Increasing
Aerometrex AMX $120.4M Perennial Value Management 7.70% Increasing
Swick Mining Services SWK $62.8M Perennial Value Management 14.95% Increasing
IntelliHR IHR $66.5M Robert Bromage 9.77% Increasing
New Century Resources NCZ $146.8M Delphi 5.03% Becoming
DGR Global DGR $57.5M Samuel Terry Asset Management 5.20% Becoming
Marquee Resources MRQ $9.2M Cranston Super Pension 7.84% Becoming
Emerge Gaming EM1 $23.7M LTL Capital 7.57% Increasing
Thorn Group TGA $67.9M Collins St Asset Management 5.78% Increasing
IntelliHR IHR $63.7M Colinton Capital Partners 17.13% Increasing
Empire Energy ERL $11.8M Global Energy & Resources Development 9.40% Increasing
Exore Resources ERX $67.8M Brahman Capital Management 6.64% Becoming
Rafaella Resources RFR $7.8M Adam Blumenthal 13.07% Increasing
Aruma Resources AAJ $10.3M Copulos Group 10.43% Increasing
CommsChoice CCG $17.0M Peter McGrath 5.20% Increasing
Peninsula Energy PEN $60.0M Nero Resource Fund 5.13% Becoming
Magnetic Resources MAU $267.9M Dale Alcock 8.26% Increasing
Malachite Resources MAR $5.0M Terry Cuthbertson 9.96% Becoming
Metgasco MEL $14.8M Keybridge Capital 11.83% Increasing
Dubber DUB $220.4M Thorney Opportunities 6.20% Increasing
DUG Technology DUG $129.8M Thorney Opportunities 5.12% Becoming
Emerald Clinics EMD $17.8M Craig Darby 10.74% Increasing
Ora Banda Mining OBM $314.4M Hawke's Point Hodings 46.64% Increasing
Nova Eye Medical EYE $48.8M Australian Ethical Investment 15.32% Increasing
Emerge Gaming EM1 $30.0M VBS Exchange 8.20% Increasing
Consolidation Operations Group COG $97.5M Naos Asset Management 26.69% Increasing
Simonds Group SIO $56.1M Vallence Simonds 44.99% Increasing
Atrum Coal ATU $186.6M Regal Funds Management 5.16% Becoming
Huon Aquaculture HUO $328.7M Regal Funds Management 9.73% Increasing
MEC Resources MMR $2.7M Robert Marusco 5.20% Becoming
Canterbury Resources CBY $13.1M Gage Resources 5.46% Increasing
XTEK XTE $42.7M UDB 8.03% Increasing
SECOS SES $85.5M R&E Edwards Investments 9.70% Increasing
SECOS SES $85.5M Donald Haller 7.30% Increasing
Brookside Energy BRK $6.4M Merchant Funds Management 10.60% Increasing
Jindalee Resources JRL $16.2M Kale Capital 9.05% Increasing
Bell Financial Group BFG $404.1M Alastair Provan 47.10% Increasing
Nitro Software NTO $491.1M Regal Funds Management 12.80% Increasing
SRJ Technologies SRJ $95.2M Regal Funds Management 6.30% Becoming
Rimfire Pacific Mining RIM $23.8M Booker Super Securities 5.70% Becoming
Blackstone Minerals BSX $135.1M Fidelity 6.30% Becoming
K-TIG KTG $41.6M Alium Alpha Fund 6.47% Increasing
Auroch Minerals AOU $14.3M MIMO Strategies 9.85% Increasing
Eclipx Group ECX $468.3M HESTA 5.01% Becoming
Leaf Resources LEF $401.7M Ken Richards 7.56% Increasing
Webccentral WCG $18.9M Capital H Management 7.34% Becoming
Alkane Resources ALK $893.1M Tyng Choo 6.01% Becoming
Consolidation Operations Group COG $103.8M Naos Asset Management 27.89% Increasing
Theta Gold Mines TGM $114.7M Xinzhao Zi 9.62% Becoming
Jumbo Interactive JIN $776.2M Selector Funds Management 5.28% Becoming
NTM Gold NTM $60.2M Regal Funds Management 11.10% Increasing
Baby Bunting BBN $591.3M Bennelong Australian Equity Partners 6.06% Becoming
Zinc of Ireland ZMI $5.3M Thomas Corr 5.00% Becoming
Legend Mining LEG $401.7M Mark Creasy 30.73% Increasing
DGO Gold DGO $243.6M Jeffrey Parncutt 9.68% Increasing
DGO Gold DGO $243.6M Ginga - Thomas Klinger 15.03% Increasing
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Many ASX industrial stocks have seen a solid 2020.

Almost all were allowed to continue as essential businesses and some have capitalised on trends such as construction booms triggered by government stimulus and the rise of activity in the minerals exploration sector – especially gold.

Driller Swick Mining Services (ASX:SWK) is one stock to have benefited from the latter and Perennial Value Management now owns nearly 15 per cent.

Perennial also topped up its holdings in aerial mapper Aerometrex (ASX:AMX) to nearly 8 per cent. This company has continued to see strong demand for its services and has even said it has found operations easier with less commercial jets in the skies.

Collins St Asset Management topped up its stake in crane lender Boom Logistics (ASX:BOL) – now owning just over 10 per cent.

Alium Alpha Fund took another leap of faith in Adelaide-based additive manufacturer K-Tig (ASX:KTG), taking its stake to 6.47 per cent.

Specialist pipeline couplings company SRJ Technologies Group (ASX:SRJ) – which only listed on the ASX last week – welcomed Regal Funds Management as a substantial holder. It took a 6.3 per cent stake.

Among other notable trades, Bennelong Australian Equity Partners accumulated a 6.06 per cent stake in baby store Baby Bunting (ASX:BBN) while Alex Waislitz’s Thorney Opportunities bought into supercomputing stock DUG Technology (ASX:DUG) – taking a 5.12 per cent stake.



Company Code Market Cap Holder Current Stake Status
Powerwrap PWL $64.7M Regal Funds Management <5% Ceasing
Pivotal Systems PVS $114.6M LHC Capital Partners <5% Ceasing
Paygroup PYG $46.1M SG Hiscock <5% Ceasing
Zip Co Z1P $3.3B Larry Diamond 11.00% Decreasing
Nitro Software NTO $439.7M Starfish Technology Fund <5% Decreasing
Whispir WSP $346.9M Blackburn Family Trust <5% Ceasing
SECOS SES $73.2M Belgravia Strategic Equities 11.60% Decreasing
Whispir WSP $346.9M Telstra Ventures Fund <5% Ceasing
Fremont Petroleum FPL $11.2M Regal Funds Management <5% Ceasing
Jaxsta JXT $24.7M Patrycia Protasivk 6.88% Decreasing
Limeade LME $366.9M Perennial Value Management 8.52% Decreasing
AML3D AMD $13.4M Perennial Value Management 6.79% Decreasing
SciDev SDV $102.0M Perennial Value Management 11.41% Decreasing
Alliance Aviation AQZ $548.8M Perennial Value Management 9.50% Decreasing
Nearmap NEA $1.0B Ross Norgard 5.19% Decreasing
Frugl Group FGL $3.3M Merchant Funds Management 8.21% Decreasing
S2 Resources S2R $68.2M Mark Creasy 21.76% Decreasing
Citadel Group CGL $438.4M Challenger <5% Ceasing
Gibb River Diamonds GIB $10.1M Michel Ruane 6.79% Decreasing
Frugl Group FGL $3.3M Merchant Funds Management 7.05% Decreasing
Pacific Current Group PAC $296.8M Copia Investment Partners 5.88% Decreasing
Santana Minerals SMI $8.1M Merchant Funds Management <5% Ceasing
Consolidated Financial Holdings COG $2.4M DMX Asset Management 11.16% Decreasing
EnviroSuite EVS $225.4M Perennial Value Management 9.99% Decreasing
Bannerman Resources BMN $45.5M Tribeca Investment Partners <5% Ceasing
Middle Island Resources MDI $46.3M Copulos Group 5.00% Ceasing
Canterbury Resources CBY $13.1M Duncan Hardie 7.27% Decreasing
Urbanise.com UBN $72.3M Bannaby Investments 5.01% Decreasing
Baby Bunting BBN $583.0M Copia Investment Partners <5% Ceasing
Jayride Group JAY $21.6M Zhongyuan Lin <5% Ceasing
Red5 RED $640.4M Regal Funds Management 5.27% Decreasing
FYI Resources FYI $42.6M Regal Funds Management 11.14% Decreasing
Fatfish Blockchain FFG $13.1M Arena Investors 8.71% Decreasing
Olivers' Real Food OLI $12.2M Bernd Butof 7.38% Decreasing
DGO Gold DGO $243.6M Eduard Eshuys 5.23% Decreasing
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The most notable trades came from a number of pre-IPO shareholders in communication automation stock Whispir (ASX:WSP). The sell-down occurred as part of a capital raising and soon after the shares had been released from escrow.

Regal cut its stake in gold producer Red 5 (ASX:RED) – one of the few gold stocks to have stagnated in 2020.

Sales from Perennial included from employee wellness software stock Limeade (ASX:LME) and charter airline Alliance Airlines (ASX:AQZ). The latter is one of the few airline stocks globally to have advanced in 2020 due to the demand for charter flights.