Skip Header
Important information: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invest. Investors should note that the views expressed may no longer be current and may have already been acted upon. This is a third-party news feed and may not reflect Fidelity’s views.

Director dealings: Darktrace director makes £5m sale, WPP CEO covers tax bill

(Sharecast News) - Darktrace disclosed a massive director sale on Tuesday, as a member of its board netted more than £5m offloading shares in the company. The FTSE 250 cybersecurity provider said director Vanessa Colomar had sold one million of its shares.

Colomar earned 525p for each share, giving the transaction a total value of £5.25m.

Vanessa Colomar is co-founder and partner at Darktrace shareholder Invoke Capital, and sits on the board in that capacity.

Elsewhere, WPP reported a sale worth more than £0.4m made by its chief executive officer, to cover a tax bill.

The FTSE 100 advertising conglomerate said Mark Read had vested 101,630 shares under its 2019 executive share award.

To cover his statutory liabilities, he sold 47,862 of those shares for 922.95p each, netting Read £441,742.32 to forward to HMRC.

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect the fact Vanessa Colomar sold shares in Darktrace, rather than purchased them.

Top Director Buys

Aviva (AV.) Director name: Blanc,Amanda Amount purchased: 131,938 @ 380.48p Value: £501,999.03

Admiral Group (ADM) Director name: Focatiis,Milena Mondini de Amount purchased: 6,443 @ 2,453.00p Value: £158,046.79

Admiral Group (ADM) Director name: Focatiis,Milena Mondini de Amount purchased: 5,150 @ 2,607.00p Value: £134,260.50

Vesuvius (VSVS) Director name: André,Patrick Amount purchased: 30,000 @ 348.23p Value: £104,469.00

Flutter Entertainment (cdi) (FLTR) Director name: Cruickshank,Nancy Amount purchased: 1,255 @ 7,966.00p Value: £99,973.30

Vesuvius (VSVS) Director name: McDonough,John Amount purchased: 25,000 @ 337.34p Value: £84,334.93

Alliance Trust (ATST) Director name: Buckley,Dean Amount purchased: 7,000 @ 899.09p Value: £62,936.60

Henderson Far East Income Ltd. (HFEL) Director name: George,Nicholas Amount purchased: 22,000 @ 274.25p Value: £60,335.00

Synthomer (SYNT) Director name: Johnstone,Caroline Amount purchased: 19,413 @ 244.79p Value: £47,521.96

Senior (SNR) Director name: Squires,David Amount purchased: 35,000 @ 117.95p Value: £41,282.50

Itv (ITV) Director name: Carter,Edward Amount purchased: 50,000 @ 75.03p Value: £37,514.85

Polar Capital Global Financials Trust (PCFT) Director name: Kyprianou ,Robert Amount purchased: 17,290 @ 144.59p Value: £24,999.58

Gaming Realms (GMR) Director name: Buckley,Michael Amount purchased: 100,000 @ 21.00p Value: £21,000.00

Dotdigital Group (DOTD) Director name: Huard,Boris Amount purchased: 35,071 @ 58.00p Value: £20,341.18

Filtronic (FTC) Director name: Gibbs,Richard Amount purchased: 200,000 @ 10.00p Value: £20,000.00

Polar Capital Global Financials Trust (PCFT) Director name: Kyprianou ,Robert Amount purchased: 13,832 @ 144.59p Value: £19,999.66

Ab Dynamics (ABDP) Director name: Routh,James Amount purchased: 2,047 @ 976.60p Value: £19,991.00

Dotdigital Group (DOTD) Director name: O'Leary,Michael K Amount purchased: 36,000 @ 54.50p Value: £19,620.00

Dotdigital Group (DOTD) Director name: Richards,Liz Amount purchased: 26,154 @ 57.35p Value: £14,999.87

Intermediate Capital Group (ICP) Director name: Lester,Matthew Amount purchased: 1,115 @ 1,344.00p Value: £14,985.60

Itv (ITV) Director name: Ewing,Margaret Amount purchased: 20,000 @ 74.02p Value: £14,803.14

Braveheart Investment Group (BRH) Director name: Brown ,Trevor Amount purchased: 100,000 @ 11.50p Value: £11,500.00

Dotdigital Group (DOTD) Director name: Huard,Boris Amount purchased: 18,542 @ 57.50p Value: £10,661.65

Getbusy (GETB) Director name: Jakeman,Miles Gareth Amount purchased: 17,391 @ 59.70p Value: £10,382.43

Getbusy (GETB) Director name: Jakeman,Miles Gareth Amount purchased: 17,543 @ 58.03p Value: £10,180.20

Elementis (ELM) Director name: Soden,Christine Amount purchased: 10,000 @ 100.03p Value: £10,003.00

Dotdigital Group (DOTD) Director name: Richards,Liz Amount purchased: 16,515 @ 60.55p Value: £9,999.83

Dotdigital Group (DOTD) Director name: Patel,Milan Amount purchased: 18,518 @ 54.00p Value: £9,999.72

Polar Capital Global Financials Trust (PCFT) Director name: Kyprianou ,Robert Amount purchased: 6,915 @ 144.60p Value: £9,998.78

Dotdigital Group (DOTD) Director name: Huard,Boris Amount purchased: 15,295 @ 55.09p Value: £8,426.02

Gaming Realms (GMR) Director name: Blandford,Mark Amount purchased: 32,641 @ 21.44p Value: £6,998.23

Synthomer (SYNT) Director name: Connolly,Brendan Amount purchased: 2,400 @ 265.18p Value: £6,364.32

Itv (ITV) Director name: Nebhrajani,Sharmila Amount purchased: 7,000 @ 77.00p Value: £5,390.00

(CBX) Director name: Chokina,Anna Amount purchased: 150,000 @ 3.30p Value: £4,950.00

Henderson Far East Income Ltd. (HFEL) Director name: George,Nicholas Amount purchased: 1,550 @ 274.25p Value: £4,250.88

(CBX) Director name: Chokina,Anna Amount purchased: 75,000 @ 3.80p Value: £2,850.00

Dotdigital Group (DOTD) Director name: Huard,Boris Amount purchased: 3,476 @ 54.18p Value: £1,883.43

Oracle Power (ORCP) Director name: Memon,Naheed Amount purchased: 382,641 @ 0.31p Value: £1,201.49

Rolls-royce Holdings (RR.) Director name: Yang,Lee Hsien Amount purchased: 1,143 @ 85.79p Value: £980.58

Oracle Power (ORCP) Director name: Migge,Andreas Amount purchased: 72,875 @ 0.31p Value: £228.83

Spectris (SXS) Director name: Harding ,Derek Amount purchased: 7 @ 2,596.67p Value: £181.77

Capita (CPI) Director name: Lewis,Jonathan (Jon) Amount purchased: 752 @ 22.97p Value: £172.73

Capita (CPI) Director name: Murphy,Joseph Amount purchased: 749 @ 22.97p Value: £172.05

Capita (CPI) Director name: Weller,Tim Amount purchased: 749 @ 22.97p Value: £172.05

Mondi (MNDI) Director name: Powell,Mike Amount purchased: 12 @ 1,361.32p Value: £163.36

Oracle Power (ORCP) Director name: Hutchins ,David (Sam) Amount purchased: 50,034 @ 0.31p Value: £157.11

Sse (SSE) Director name: Alexander,Gregor Amount purchased: 10 @ 1,564.82p Value: £156.48

Spectris (SXS) Director name: Heath ,Andrew Amount purchased: 6 @ 2,596.67p Value: £155.80

National Grid (NG.) Director name: Pettigrew,John Amount purchased: 14 @ 1,107.00p Value: £154.98

Avon Protection (AVON) Director name: Keveth,Nick Amount purchased: 13 @ 1,168.00p Value: £151.84

Barr (a.g.) (BAG) Director name: Kemp,Jonathan David Amount purchased: 31 @ 483.10p Value: £149.76

Barr (a.g.) (BAG) Director name: Lorimer,Stuart Amount purchased: 31 @ 483.10p Value: £149.76

Barr (a.g.) (BAG) Director name: White,Roger Alexander Amount purchased: 31 @ 483.10p Value: £149.76

Mondi (MNDI) Director name: King,Andrew Amount purchased: 11 @ 1,361.32p Value: £149.74

Assura (AGR) Director name: Cottam,Jayne Amount purchased: 237 @ 62.93p Value: £149.14

Assura (AGR) Director name: Murphy,Jonathan Amount purchased: 237 @ 62.93p Value: £149.14

Close Brothers Group (CBG) Director name: Sainsbury,Adrian Amount purchased: 14 @ 1,041.55p Value: £145.82

National Grid (NG.) Director name: Agg,Andrew Amount purchased: 13 @ 1,107.00p Value: £143.91

Mitchells & Butlers (MAB) Director name: Jones,Timothy (Tim) Charles Amount purchased: 64 @ 215.10p Value: £137.66

Mitchells & Butlers (MAB) Director name: Urban,Phil Amount purchased: 64 @ 215.10p Value: £137.66

Sse (SSE) Director name: Phillips-Davies,Alistair Amount purchased: 8 @ 1,564.82p Value: £125.19

Oracle Power (ORCP) Director name: Steed,Mark Amount purchased: 34,875 @ 0.31p Value: £109.51

Sse (SSE) Director name: Pibworth ,Martin Amount purchased: 2 @ 1,564.82p Value: £31.30

(CBX) Director name: Chokina,Anna Amount purchased: 1,000 @ 2.60p Value: £26.00

Top Director Sells

Darktrace (DARK) Director name: Colomar,Vanessa Amount sold: 1,000,000 @ 525.00p Value: £5,250,000.00

Wpp (WPP) Director name: Read,Mark Amount sold: 47,862 @ 922.95p Value: £441,742.32

Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY) Director name: Chalmers,William Amount sold: 322,702 @ 41.82p Value: £134,970.11

Rotork (ROR) Director name: Davis,Jonathan Amount sold: 18,324 @ 285.20p Value: £52,260.05

Share this article

Related Sharecast Articles

Director dealings: Blue Coast raises stake in Everyman Media
(Sharecast News) - Everyman Media revealed on Thursday that Blue Coast had acquired 50,000 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed cinema group.
Director dealings: Angus Energy CEO ups stake
(Sharecast News) - Angus Energy revealed on Wednesday that chief executive Richard Herbert had acquired 5.0m ordinary shares in the AIM-listed onshore oil and gas development firm.
Director dealings: Abrdn CEO makes share sale
(Sharecast News) - Abrdn revealed on Monday that chief executive Stephen Bird had disposed of 29,942 ordinary shares in the FTSE 250-listed global investment company.
Director dealings: Redx Pharma CEO ups stake
(Sharecast News) - Redx Pharma revealed on Friday that chief executive Lisa Anson had acquired 399,000 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed clinical-stage biopharmaceutical firm.

Important information: This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to one of Fidelity’s advisers or an authorised financial adviser of your choice. When you are thinking about investing in shares, it’s generally a good idea to consider holding them alongside other investments in a diversified portfolio of assets. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future returns.

Award-winning online share dealing

Search, compare and select from thousands of shares.

Expert insights into investing your money

Our team of experts explore the world of share dealing.