Duke invests capital in profitable, long-term businesses. We offer a minimally dilutive solution that enables management teams to retain control and focus on growing their business without re-financing risk. We provide capital in exchange for interest distributions that fluctuate with future revenues and are truly aligned to our royalty partners. The distribution payable is reset annually, subject to a ceiling and a floor, according to your revenue performance.
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.
“The long-term and non-controlling characteristics of this financing was compelling as it enables us to focus on
what we do best without any refinancing risk and without having to compromise our values or approach.
We look forward to working with the team to deliver our shared outcomes.”
“The long-term nature and flexibility of Duke’s investment solution is a great fit for Atlas, as it removes the need for refinancing and
provides us with a secure platform for continued growth.
We are excited about our long-term partnership with Duke which allows the management team,
to focus on getting back to business and executing on our business plan.”
“Duke’s investment solution has been a great fit for this transaction. By taking on Duke’s capital, the other members of the MBO team and I can assume
operational control and a majority equity shareholding in a company where we have worked for most of our careers.
We are excited to take Fabrikat forward and build on the excellent reputation of the firm.”
Control Ownership Preservation
For business owners, we provide a minimally dilutive solution, we may not take a seat on your Board, and you continue to own and control your company
A Passive, Long-Term Funding Partner
No pressure for an exit or liquidity event, no focus on short term profit maximisation. We provide capital in return for a percentage of revenues on a term of 30+ years
Control Over Any Refinancing Timing
No pressure for an exit or liquidity event, no focus on short term profit maximisation. We provide capital in return for a variable distribution on a term of 30+ years
Alignment of Interests
The business owner teams up with a financing provider that allows them to retain control of their business, drive growth and increase shareholder value
Risk Shared on Future Performance
Distributions are reset annually based on the revenue performance of the business, and the change is subject to a cap and floor
Light Amortizing Capital
There is no repayment of principal at the end of the royalty's life as this has amortized over the 30+ year term
We are a partner to your business and our listing on the London Stock Exchange means that we can provide an ongoing source of capital which can be made available in situations where traditional forms of debt are difficult to obtain
No Refinancing Risk
There is never a large principal repayment we dictate; you control the timing of the refinancing event
Stable revenues and EBITDA positive
Management desire to continue with the business
History of successful operations
No / low levels of debt or appetite to refinance
Not start-ups or tight margin business models
Well-defined uses for the capital received