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CannPal Animal Therapeutics major shareholder increases stake

An Australian fund manager has increased its stake to 19.61% in the company.

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A number of board and management personnel have been buying shares recently

CannPal Animal Therapeutics Ltd (ASX:CP1) has had one of its major shareholders, Merchant Funds Management, increase its stake to 19.61% from 18.61%.

The increase was the result of a series of on-market trades, the most recent being the purchase of 1 million shares last Thursday 16 May for $145,478.

Merchant is a boutique Perth-based fund manager focused on early-stage ASX opportunities.

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The buying activity from Merchant follows purchases from a number of CannPal board members.

The most recent purchase was from founder and managing director Layton Mills who purchased 65,000 shares via on-market trades earlier this month.

The share purchase from Mills follows purchases from Max Johnston in March, chairman Geoff Starr in February, and Robert Clifford in January.

CannPal is a pharmaceutical-focused animal health company researching the benefits of medical cannabis for companion animals such as dogs and cats.

CPAT-01 is the company’s lead drug candidate under development targeting pain and inflammation control in dogs.

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