3i Group's deputy chairman Jonathan Asquith purchased 40,000 ordinary shares in the FTSE 100-listed private equity and venture capital company on Tuesday.
Asquith, who joined 3i back in 2011, acquired the shares at an average price of 809p each, for a total value of £323,600.01.

Just last week, 3i issued its half-year results reporting “another good half” for the company, with a total return of £728m, or 10% on opening shareholders' funds, and a net asset value per share of 776p, up from 724p at the end of March.

3i saw a “good performance” from its private equity operations in the six months ended 30 September, with a gross investment return of £667m, or 11%, which it said was driven by growth across its larger investments in particular.

It completed two new private equity investments during the period, totalling £245m, in Royal Sanders and International Cruise and Excursions.

Cash realisations were £1.06bn in the first half, or £528m net of the £529m group reinvestment into Scandlines.

As of 1630 GMT, 3i shares had moved ahead 1.63% to 826p.

Top Director Buys

3i Group (III)
Director name: Asquith,Jonathan
Amount purchased: 40,000 @ 809.00p
Value: £323,600.01

(ZEN)
Director name: Cattaneo,Andrea
Amount purchased: 1,050,000 @ 3.30p
Value: £34,650.00

Sse (SSE)
Director name: Lynas,Peter
Amount purchased: 3,000 @ 1,117.00p
Value: £33,510.00

British American Tobacco (BATS)
Director name: Oberlander,Ricardo
Amount purchased: 453 @ 2,840.00p
Value: £12,865.20

Union Jack Oil (UJO)
Director name: Godson,Raymond G
Amount purchased: 10,000,000 @ 0.11p
Value: £10,500.00

Forterra (FORT)
Director name: Harrison,Stephen
Amount purchased: 2,750 @ 215.31p
Value: £5,921.03

Forterra (FORT)
Director name: Harrison,Stephen
Amount purchased: 1,850 @ 215.31p
Value: £3,983.24

(ZEN)
Director name: Cattaneo,Andrea
Amount purchased: 100,000 @ 3.25p
Value: £3,250.00

Horizonte Minerals (HZM)
Director name: Fisher,William
Amount purchased: 100,000 @ $0.05
Value: $2,764.47

Horizonte Minerals (HZM)
Director name: Fisher,William
Amount purchased: 100,000 @ $0.04
Value: $2,457.31

Forterra (FORT)
Director name: Harrison,Stephen
Amount purchased: 450 @ 214.26p
Value: £964.17

Amur Minerals Corporation Npv (AMC)
Director name: Naumovski,Ljupco
Amount purchased: 17,094 @ 3.60p
Value: £615.38

Amur Minerals Corporation Npv (AMC)
Director name: Schafer,Robert William
Amount purchased: 17,094 @ 3.60p
Value: £615.38

Amur Minerals Corporation Npv (AMC)
Director name: Swanson,Jack
Amount purchased: 17,094 @ 3.60p
Value: £615.38

Amur Minerals Corporation Npv (AMC)
Director name: Savage,Brian Charles
Amount purchased: 17,094 @ 3.60p
Value: £615.38

Amur Minerals Corporation Npv (AMC)
Director name: Gazzard,Paul
Amount purchased: 17,094 @ 3.60p
Value: £615.38

Amur Minerals Corporation Npv (AMC)
Director name: Young,Robin Jay
Amount purchased: 17,094 @ 3.60p
Value: £615.38

Amur Minerals Corporation Npv (AMC)
Director name: McKay,Paul
Amount purchased: 17,093 @ 3.60p
Value: £615.35

Top Director Sells

Union Jack Oil (UJO)
Director name: Godson,Raymond G
Amount sold: 10,000,000 @ 0.11p
Value: £10,500.00

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