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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

  • November 29, 2023

    Secure a rock solid 9% yield

    Funding provider Duke Royalty (DUKE:31.6p) has reported a 17 per cent hike in recurring cash revenue to £12.2mn in the six months to 30 September 2023, maintaining growth in this key metric for the twelfth consecutive quarter.

  • September 20, 2023

    Duke Royalty reports strong start to new financial year

    Alternative capital specialist Duke Royalty reported a new record of £6m in recurring cash revenue for the first quarter on Wednesday, making for an increase of 17% over the first three months of the prior year, and a £0.3m increase on the previous quarter.

  • July 21, 2023

    Follow-on investment funds it services firm acquisition

    Duke Royalty has announced a follow-on investment of £2.8m into its existing royalty partner to fund its latest acquisition of a managed IT services firm.

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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).