Briscoe Group boss Rod Duke has lifted his stake in children's clothing company Pumpkin Patch, saying the move was an "opportunistic" buy and not a play for the company.
"It's an investment that I've participated in since the day of listing and I'm just being opportunistic," The New Zealand Herald reported Mr Duke saying.
On Tuesday he bought on-market 1.7 million shares for $1.60 each, giving him 9.38 percent of the company.
The move, done through his family trust Kein Geld, follows a similar move in March when he bought 6 million shares, lifting his trust's stake in the company from 4.9 percent to 8.37 percent, also at $1.60 per share.
In another notice yesterday, fund manager Fisher Funds disclosed it had sold down its stake in Pumpkin Patch to just 6.02 percent. Last year it owned more than 10 percent.
This article is tagged with the following keywords. Find out more about MyNBR Tags
- Pumpkin Patch receivers expected to target Christmas shoppers
- Abano’s Australian dental business lifts margins but sales still falling
- Restaurant Brands agrees to pay $US105m for Hawaiian fast-food chain
- MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall, following Aussie market
- Wynyard: classic governance failure – Hawkins
Most listened to
- Massey University's David Tripe talking about ANZ's exposure to Pumpkin Patch
- NBR's Jenny Ruth on Abano's major shareholder's continuing feud with the company
- Better by Design's Geoff Suvalko explains how a struggling business can turn around
- John Key says further RMA will be needed - but he needs a mandate to do so
- Craigs' Mohandeep Singh on Bapcor's takeover offer for Hellaby