Two money management companies have bought stakes in Krispy Kreme, with one commenting that it would help the company try to raise capital. Hunter Hall Investment Management, based in Australia, bought a 6.6% stake in the company, with Courage Capital Management, a US hedge fund, buying a 6.3% share. According to a filing with securities regulators, Courage Capital's chief manager, Richard Patton, had contacted Krispy Kreme "to express an interest … in a capital raise or other financing transaction."