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Director dealings: Barclays chair invests, York Holdings settles LSEG call options

(Sharecast News) - Nigel Higgins, the group chairman of Barclays, was on the buying side of the ledger on Thursday. Higgins acquired 200,000 shares of Barclays for 138.67p each, on 7 December on the London Stock Exchange.

On the selling side was York Holdings II, an entity closely associated with director Martin Brand, which engaged in a series of transactions involving the London Stock Exchange Group.

The transactions involved the settlement of call options.

In the first announcement, York Holdings settled call options over 32,329 shares for an average price of $101.23 across three transactions, and in the second, it settled 27,945 options over another three transactions at the same price.

The settlements took place outside a trading venue on 6 December.

York Holdings II is indirectly owned by BCP York Holdings, which is connected to Blackstone and Thomson Reuters through their previous ownership of Refinitiv.

Thomson Reuters sold a majority stake in Refinitiv to a consortium led by Blackstone in October 2018, and Blackstone and Thomson Reuters subsequently agreed to sell Refinitiv to LSEG in an all-share transaction in 2019.

The sale was finalised in January 2021, at which point Thomson Reuters held 82.5 million shares in LSEG, subject to a lock-up arrangement.

That arrangement stipulated that the shares remained restricted from sale until 29 January this year, with the option for both Thomson Reuters and Blackstone to sell one-third of their stakes in each of the two years following.

The lock-up agreement is set to conclude entirely on 29 January 2025.

Reporting by Josh White for Sharecast.com.

Top Director Buys

Barclays (BARC) Director name: Higgins,Nigel Amount purchased: 200,000 @ 138.67p Value: £277,340.01

Paragon Banking Group (PAG) Director name: Terrington,Nigel S Amount purchased: 39,542 @ 526.17p Value: £208,058.15

Northern Venture Trust (NVT) Director name: Mayes,David Amount purchased: 319,218 @ 62.65p Value: £199,990.08

Paragon Banking Group (PAG) Director name: Woodman,Richard Amount purchased: 25,326 @ 526.17p Value: £133,257.82

Burberry Group (BRBY) Director name: Akeroyd,Jonathan Amount purchased: 6,715 @ 1,489.12p Value: £99,994.14

Sdi Group (SDI) Director name: Sharma,Ami Amount purchased: 10,000 @ 907.00p Value: £90,700.00

Sdi Group (SDI) Director name: Ford,Kenneth Amount purchased: 10,000 @ 870.00p Value: £87,000.00

Northern Venture Trust (NVT) Director name: Hudson,Deborah Amount purchased: 79,804 @ 62.65p Value: £49,997.21

Henderson Far East Income Ltd. (HFEL) Director name: Gould,Ronald Amount purchased: 15,399 @ 204.55p Value: £31,498.66

Sdi Group (SDI) Director name: Brown,Stephen Amount purchased: 3,250 @ 907.40p Value: £29,490.50

Sancus Lending Group Limited Npv (LEND) Director name: Mepham,Rory Amount purchased: 500,000 @ 5.50p Value: £27,500.00

Likewise Group (LIKE) Director name: Brewer,Anthony J Amount purchased: 96,724 @ 16.25p Value: £15,717.65

Northern 2 Vct (NTV) Director name: McAnulty,Cecilia Amount purchased: 25,085 @ 59.80p Value: £15,000.83

Artemis Resources Limited Npv (di) (ARV) Director name: Powe,Vivienne Amount purchased: 800,000 @ $0.03 Value: $10,585.94

Cirata (CRTA) Director name: Kelly,Stephen Amount purchased: 15,980 @ 63.00p Value: £10,067.40

Northern 3 Vct (NTN) Director name: Fleetwood,Christopher J Amount purchased: 10,888 @ 91.84p Value: £9,999.54

Northern 2 Vct (NTV) Director name: Ramparia,Ranjan Amount purchased: 16,638 @ 60.10p Value: £9,999.44

Dsw Capital (DSW) Director name: Jones,Jillian Margaret Amount purchased: 19,000 @ 52.00p Value: £9,880.00

Northern 3 Vct (NTN) Director name: Brown,Anna Amount purchased: 8,711 @ 91.84p Value: £8,000.18

Foresight Sustainable Forestry Company (FSF) Director name: Sutton,Christopher David Amount purchased: 10,000 @ 60.20p Value: £6,020.00

Likewise Group (LIKE) Director name: Simpson,Andrew Amount purchased: 33,185 @ 15.95p Value: £5,293.01

Artemis Resources Limited Npv (di) (ARV) Director name: Powe,Vivienne Amount purchased: 200,000 @ $0.03 Value: $2,752.34

Sancus Lending Group Limited Npv (LEND) Director name: Mepham,Rory Amount purchased: 500,000 @ 0.54p Value: £2,700.00

Staffline Group (STAF) Director name: Spain,Thomas Amount purchased: 8,657 @ 23.30p Value: £2,017.08

Wynnstay Properties (WSP) Director name: Owen,Ross Amount purchased: 250 @ 710.00p Value: £1,775.00

British American Tobacco (BATS) Director name: Marroco,Tadeu Amount purchased: 7 @ 2,308.96p Value: £161.63

Avon Protection (AVON) Director name: Cashin,Rich Amount purchased: 19 @ 800.00p Value: £152.00

(ITH) Director name: Lewis,Iain Clifford Scobbie Amount purchased: 101 @ 148.66p Value: £150.15

(ITH) Director name: Myerson,Gilad Amount purchased: 101 @ 148.66p Value: £150.15

(ITH) Director name: Bruce,Alan Alexander Amount purchased: 101 @ 148.66p Value: £150.15

Avon Protection (AVON) Director name: Sclater,Jos Amount purchased: 18 @ 800.00p Value: £144.00

Judges Scientific (JDG) Director name: Ormsby,Bradley Leonard Amount purchased: 2 @ 925.24p Value: £18.50

Judges Scientific (JDG) Director name: Prestidge,Tim Amount purchased: 2 @ 925.24p Value: £18.50

Judges Scientific (JDG) Director name: Lavelle,Mark Amount purchased: 1 @ 925.24p Value: £9.25

Judges Scientific (JDG) Director name: Cicurel,David Amount purchased: 1 @ 925.24p Value: £9.25

Top Director Sells

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) Director name: Brand,Martin Amount sold: 37,329 @ $101.23 Value: $3,116,034.30

Ashtead Technology Holdings (AT.) Director name: Pirie,Allan Amount sold: 400,000 @ 596.00p Value: £2,384,000.02

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) Director name: Brand,Martin Amount sold: 27,945 @ $101.23 Value: $2,332,705.90

Ashtead Technology Holdings (AT.) Director name: Stewart,Ingrid Amount sold: 30,000 @ 596.00p Value: £178,800.00

Picton Property Income Ltd (PCTN) Director name: Morris ,Michael Amount sold: 164,453 @ 65.50p Value: £107,716.71

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 17,161 @ $5.22 Value: $73,868.57

Picton Property Income Ltd (PCTN) Director name: Dewhirst,Andrew Amount sold: 105,581 @ 65.50p Value: £69,155.55

Alphawave Ip Group (AWE) Director name: Fonseca,Michelle Senecal de Amount sold: 48,780 @ 117.20p Value: £57,170.16

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 10,383 @ $5.25 Value: $44,949.91

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 10,177 @ $5.01 Value: $42,002.05

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 9,498 @ $5.15 Value: $40,354.95

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 9,353 @ $5.00 Value: $38,562.71

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 8,492 @ $5.20 Value: $36,413.29

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 5,282 @ $5.19 Value: $22,605.41

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 5,225 @ $5.14 Value: $22,124.50

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 4,692 @ $5.18 Value: $20,041.69

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 4,306 @ $5.21 Value: $18,499.43

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 3,755 @ $5.16 Value: $15,977.41

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 3,483 @ $5.14 Value: $14,776.97

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 3,487 @ $5.07 Value: $14,592.66

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 2,591 @ $5.27 Value: $11,259.64

Rightmove (RMV) Director name: Dolan,Alison Amount sold: 2,012 @ 558.96p Value: £11,246.26

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 2,427 @ $5.11 Value: $10,216.74

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 2,166 @ $5.03 Value: $8,993.00

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 2,000 @ $5.24 Value: $8,641.87

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 2,017 @ $5.13 Value: $8,524.06

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 2,006 @ $5.01 Value: $8,287.34

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 1,987 @ $5.01 Value: $8,217.04

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 1,796 @ $5.09 Value: $7,545.66

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 1,536 @ $5.23 Value: $6,624.29

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 1,333 @ $5.17 Value: $5,682.86

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 1,317 @ $5.05 Value: $5,489.76

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 1,264 @ $5.07 Value: $5,279.26

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 1,166 @ $5.01 Value: $4,812.26

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 1,091 @ $5.11 Value: $4,601.69

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 1,101 @ $5.05 Value: $4,580.31

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 871 @ $5.26 Value: $3,777.90

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 799 @ $5.03 Value: $3,310.77

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 699 @ $5.03 Value: $2,896.41

Staffline Group (STAF) Director name: Spain,Thomas Amount sold: 8,657 @ 23.30p Value: £2,017.08

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 397 @ $5.02 Value: $1,643.39

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 289 @ $5.03 Value: $1,198.71

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 203 @ $5.00 Value: $836.98

Maxcyte (di) (MXCT) Director name: Doerfler ,Doug Amount sold: 100 @ $5.01 Value: $412.72

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