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Hybrid capital that empowers SME business owners and investors

About Us

Duke is a leading provider of hybrid capital solutions for SME business owners in UK, Europe and North America, combining
the best features of both equity and debt.

Since 2017, Duke has provided unique long-term financing which eliminates re-financing risk and necessity for a short-term exit by providing a unique ‘corporate mortgage’ while also aligning its returns to grow with the success of the business.

Our Offering

Our unique hybrid capital solution caters to the needs of the underserved SME businesses without burdening the owners with a loss of control or refinancing risk. We offer an evergreen capital solution that is ideally suited to fund MBOs and buy-and-build strategies, as well as other corporate events.

For investors, Duke is focused on generating attractive risk-adjusted returns for shareholders and has a track record of achieving this across market cycles. It’s three investment pillars are capital preservation, attractive dividend yield, and to provide upside upon exits.

Our unique hybrid proposition caters to the needs of the underserved SME business community by combining the best of both private equity and credit, without burdening businesses with loss of control or refinancing risk. We offer an evergreen capital solution that is ideally suited to fund MBOs and buy-and-build strategies, as well as other corporate events.

Our innovative ‘corporate mortgage’ product offers shareholders a compelling way to invest in strong private businesses alongside these owners – for considerably lower risk. All of this offers a long-term solution to short-term uncertainty for business owners and investors alike.

We allow experienced management teams to become majority owners, backing people who created equity value to keep strategic control.

Our flexible financing model enables multiple drawdowns to be used for bolt-on acquisitions.

Owner equity sell-downs or minority buyouts.

Our long-dated corporate mortgage is often seen as preferable by business owners in replacing their incumbent short-term debt.

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Media & News

  • May 10, 2024

    Duke Capital invests another £4m in BPVA Ireland

    Duke Capital announced a follow-on investment of £4m into its existing capital partner, BPVA Ireland, on Friday. The AIM-traded company said the investment was intended to facilitate BPVA's acquisition of Sabeo Holdings, an IT contracting and talent acquisition business, and to reorganise the shareholder base by buying out certain minority [...]

  • April 4, 2024

    South East care home operator acquired

    Integrum Care - Clearbrook Ltd, a company that operates six elderly nursing care homes in the South East of England, has been acquired by a newly formed entity. SME capital provider Duke Capital has entered into a £14.5 million financing agreement with the entity to acquire the business, which trades [...]

  • March 26, 2024

    Nottinghamshire manufacturer sold to Portuguese company

    Duke Capital, a provider of hybrid capital solutions for SME business owners, has revealed the successful exit of its investment in Meteor HoldCo Limited, the 100% owner of Fabrikat (Nottingham) Ltd, a manufacturer of street lighting columns and guard rails.

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Duke Capital Limited is regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission as a Financial Firm Business pursuant to The Lending, Credit and Finance (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2022 (no. 2702046).