This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Vaso Active, Millennium Find Common Ground

Wall Street wheeling and dealing can make for some strange relationships, such as the one entered into this week between Millennium Partners and Vaso Active Pharmaceuticals (VAPH).

On Tuesday, the embattled hedge fund led by legendary Wall Street trader Israel Englander made a big bet on the quirky little drug company that claims to have developed a miraculous cure for athlete's foot.

The private equity arm of Millennium, in a $7.5 million private placement, purchased an 18-month convertible 2% note that can be turned into roughly 833,000 shares of Vaso Active stock, if the share price reaches $9. The deal also included warrants to purchase 166,667 shares of Vaso stock at an exercise price of $8.75.

On Tuesday, the day the deal was inked, shares of the Danvers, Mass.-based company closed at $7.03. Vaso Active stock soared 15% Wednesday to $8.11 after the company announced the transaction, leaving the shares within striking distance of both magic numbers.

News of the deal comes as Millennium and Vaso Active face regulatory scrutiny.

With $3.2 billion in assets, Millennium is one of the big hedge funds at the center of the far-reaching investigation into improper trading in the mutual fund industry. Last year, one of Millennium's top traders pleaded guilty to making illegal trades in shares of mutual funds. Englander is bracing investors for the possibility the hedge fund could be ordered to pay a stiff fine when the investigation is completed.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
NTII $0.03 0.00%
USV $21.23 0.00%
AAPL $130.28 0.00%
FB $81.53 0.00%
GOOG $565.06 0.00%


DOW 18,080.14 +21.45 0.12%
S&P 500 2,117.69 +4.76 0.23%
NASDAQ 5,092.0850 +36.0220 0.71%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs