Private investors lose out in corporate bids

We are delighted to be included in Lord Lee’s latest article in the Financial Times highlighting Duke as one of his newest investments:

‘Current financial pressures on business are providing an increased flow of opportunities for Duke, enabling the group to selectively make perhaps four new investments a year. I expect both companies to grow over the medium term.’

United Glass Group funds acquisition with £4.5M investment

Walsall-based architectural glass specialist United Glass Group (UCG) has secured a £4.5m follow-on investment from Duke Royalty to fund its latest acquisition.

The funds will be used by UGG to complete the strategic acquisition of London Architectural Glass (LAG), a UK supplier of bespoke architectural glass to premium residential, educational and heritage projects throughout the UK.

MIDAS RECOVERY SPECIAL: UK shares are the biggest bargain in DECADES – so try these 10 great stock tips

The weather is warming up, spring is in the air and some 15 million Britons have now been vaccinated against coronavirus. Yes, we are all still in lockdown but the exit route is becoming clearer by the day and businesses up and down the country are feeling more hopeful than they have in months.

In many cases, the potential of these firms is not reflected in their share prices. The UK stock market has been battered since the Brexit vote, and is now at a record discount to markets in the rest of the world, according to the MSCI World index, which tracks shares in 23 countries, including the US, Japan and most of Europe.