According to a recent report by Bloomberg, Novogratz, who founded Galaxy Digital and currently serves as its CEO, now owns 221.2 million ordinary shares, representing 79.3% of the company. As revealed in a recent filing, Novogratz acquired 7.5 million ordinary shares of the company for $4.8 million, representing about 2.7% of issued and outstanding ordinary shares.
The market has responded well to the news and shares finished Wednesday up 40% to $1.40 CAD. However, Galaxy is still down around 39% since it conducted the reverse merger with a TSX-listed shell company and went public on August 1.
Novogratz previously described the difficulties building a crypto company during the ongoing bear market, and recent company filings show Galaxy Digital’s net realized and unrealized losses on its trading operation totaled roughly $41 million in the third quarter, bringing losses for the first nine months of the year to $136 million.
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