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22 Jan 2021 | 16:20

Director dealings: Draper Esprit co-founder lowers stake

(Sharecast News) - Draper Esprit revealed on Friday that chief portfolio officer Stuart Chapman had disposed of 300,000 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed venture capital firm. Chapman, who co-founded Draper Esprit, sold the shares on Thursday at an average price of 669.0p each, for a total value of £2.0m.

Following the transaction, Chapman still holds 1.04m ordinary shares and options over a further 890,569 ordinary shares.

Earlier in January, Draper Esprit updated the market on its investments, reporting continued "strong" business momentum, investing £56.0m in 11 investments since the half-year on 30 September.

As of 1620 GMT, Draper Esprit shares were down 1.23% at 680.0p.

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Top Director Sells

Draper Esprit (GROW) Director name: Chapman,Stuart Malcolm Amount sold: 300,000 @ 669.00p Value: £2,007,000.02

Versarien (VRS) Director name: Ricketts,Neill Gareth Amount sold: 1,650,000 @ 53.92p Value: £889,663.49

Numis Corporation (NUM) Director name: Holloway,Andrew Mark Amount sold: 47,000 @ 331.00p Value: £155,570.00

Wetherspoon (j.d.) (JDW) Director name: Whitley ,Ben Amount sold: 2,100 @ 1,213.00p Value: £25,473.00

Fusion Antibodies (FAB) Director name: Buick,Richard John Amount sold: 8,875 @ 124.20p Value: £11,022.75

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