Director Dealings: Sigma Capital | Pinewood | Zoopla

David Sigsworth, of Sigma Capital. Picture: Contributed
David Sigsworth, of Sigma Capital. Picture: Contributed
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David Sigsworth, the chairman of Edinburgh-based property group SIGMA CAPITAL, has upped his holding in the company by purchasing 133,333 shares at 75p each.

Sigsworth now holds 245,304 shares in the company, which last week raised £20 million in a share placing to build its own portfolio of private rented properties. The company issued 26.7m shares at 75p each in a move it said would complement its existing joint ventures.

Andrew Burchall, finance director at estate agency and lettings group LSL PROPERTY SERVICES, has bought 8,500 shares at 350p. Earlier this month the company reported a fall in its first half financials but said it was positive for the second half of the year due to improving housing market conditions.

Ivan Dunleavy, chief executive at film and television studios PINEWOOD, bought 50,000 shares at 440p each. Dunleavy now holds 177,884 shares.

Online homes portal ZOOPLA said that founder Alex Chesterman had sold 4.25 million shares at 257p each in the group to settle personal tax and other liabilities. He continues to hold more than 12 million shares in the company.

Matthew Ingle, chief executive of building products firm HOWDEN JOINERY GROUP, sold 1.25 million shares at 492p each. He retains a stake of four million shares in the firm, which last month posted a rise in first half sales.