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Director dealings: Berkeley board members make some big purchases

(Sharecast News) - Berkeley Group was at the top of the list of director deals on Thursday afternoon, after four of its board members were linked to large purchases. The FTSE 100 housebuilder said its chief executive Rob Perrins was associated with the purchase of 50,000 shares on Wednesday.

It said each share was bought for 3,695.29p, valuing the transaction at a total of £1,847,644.81.

The shares were purchased by Rob and Vanessa Perrins, "as trustees of the Robert Perrins Discretionary Settlement", the company explained.

Elsewhere, Berkeley non-executive director William Jackson and his "associate", Jane Jackson, bought 16,148 shares on Wednesday.

The Jacksons paid 3,657.21p for each share, spending a total of £590,566.42 on the investment.

Another non-executive director, Michael Dobson, spent £144,686.55 on 4,000 shares at 3,617,16p apiece, also on Wednesday.

Finally, the company said Julia Barker - associated with chairman Glyn Barker - purchased a total of 1,950 shares on Wednesday across two transactions.

Barker paid an average of 3,726.53p for each share, giving the purchase a value of £77,667.34.

Reporting by Josh White at

Top Director Buys

Berkeley Group Holdings (the) (BKG) Director name: Perrins,Robert C G Amount purchased: 50,000 @ 3,695.29p Value: £1,847,644.81

Berkeley Group Holdings (the) (BKG) Director name: Jackson,William Amount purchased: 16,148 @ 3,657.21p Value: £590,566.42

Gaming Realms (GMR) Director name: Blandford,Mark Amount purchased: 650,582 @ 24.00p Value: £156,139.68

Record (REC) Director name: Hill,Leslie Amount purchased: 206,252 @ 70.94p Value: £146,305.27

Berkeley Group Holdings (the) (BKG) Director name: Dobson,Michael W R Amount purchased: 4,000 @ 3,617.16p Value: £144,686.55

Adriatic Metals (ADT1) Director name: Cronin,Paul Amount purchased: 100,000 @ $1.94 Value: $102,683.59

Smith (ds) (SMDS) Director name: Drabble,Geoffrey Amount purchased: 17,445 @ 286.60p Value: £49,997.37

National Express Group (NEX) Director name: Davies,Chris Amount purchased: 15,000 @ 204.80p Value: £30,720.00

Harbourvest Global Private Equity Limited A Shs (HVPE) Director name: Espinal,Carolina Amount purchased: 1,341 @ 2,008.00p Value: £26,927.28

Taylor Wimpey (TW.) Director name: Dorner,Irene Amount purchased: 21,750 @ 115.02p Value: £25,016.20

Taylor Wimpey (TW.) Director name: Daly,Jennie Amount purchased: 21,509 @ 115.36p Value: £24,812.57

Brown (n.) Group (BWNG) Director name: Johnson,Steve Amount purchased: 68,900 @ 27.20p Value: £18,740.80

Record (REC) Director name: Cullen,Steve Amount purchased: 12,226 @ 70.94p Value: £8,672.54

Fireangel Safety Technology Group (FA.) Director name: Conoley,John Amount purchased: 80,000 @ 10.67p Value: £8,536.00

Team (TEAM) Director name: Clubb,Jonathan Mark Gordon Amount purchased: 5,004 @ 63.90p Value: £3,197.56

Brown (n.) Group (BWNG) Director name: Johnson,Steve Amount purchased: 4,000 @ 26.70p Value: £1,068.00

Integrafin Holding (IHP) Director name: Gunby,Jonathan Amount purchased: 61 @ 245.00p Value: £149.45

Integrafin Holding (IHP) Director name: Scott,Alexander Amount purchased: 61 @ 245.00p Value: £149.45

Top Director Sells

Gaming Realms (GMR) Director name: Buckley,Michael Amount sold: 1,000,000 @ 25.60p Value: £256,000.01

Industrials Reit Limited (MLI) Director name: Beaumont ,James Amount sold: 121,021 @ 171.50p Value: £207,551.02

Marks & Spencer Group (MKS) Director name: Machin,Stuart Amount sold: 99,121 @ 137.01p Value: £135,805.68

Industrials Reit Limited (MLI) Director name: Watson,Patricia Amount sold: 22,073 @ 172.50p Value: £38,075.93

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