Duke Royalty Invests Further EUR1 Million In Irish Broker BHPC

Duke Royalty Ltd on Thursday said it has made a follow-on investment of EUR1.1 million into its existing royalty partner, BHPC Ltd, an Irish brokerage.

The financing provider said the investment will provide growth capital to BHPC, which will position the business well for 2021 as Ireland recovers from Covid-19.
Duke’s original investment into BHPC was in August 2019, totalling EUR4.6 million, with the investment announced on Thursday increasing Duke’s invested capital to EUR5.7 million.

Companies on the rebound

Duke Royalty (DUKE:23p), an Aim-traded company that makes its money by providing capital to companies in exchange for rights to a small percentage of their future revenues over a typical term of 25-40 years, has issued results for the 12 months to 31 March 2020. They reveal the short-term financial hit from the Covid-19 pandemic on the portfolio, and the opportunity, too.

Royalty Finance provides the key to becoming the master of your own business destiny

The global pandemic has dealt yet another blow to business in general, and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in particular.

Even at the beginning of the year, the level of indebtedness across this community was untenable. To make matters worse, recent research has highlighted that a quarter of a million companies are at risk of collapsing under £35bn ($44bn) of unsustainable debt taken on during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is foreboding, to say the least.