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Duke Royalty Limited
28 September 2018

28 September 2018

Duke Royalty Limited

("Duke Royalty", "Duke" or the "Company")


£1 million follow-on contribution to Lynx Equity (U.K.) Limited


Duke Royalty Limited (AIM: DUKE), a provider of alternative capital solutions to a diversified range of profitable and long-established businesses in Europe and abroad, is pleased to announce that it has contributed a further £1 million into its existing royalty partner, Lynx Equity (U.K.) Limited ("Lynx UK").


Lynx UK will allocate Duke's further contribution towards the acquisition of Day 2 Interiors ("Day2") which was recently closed by Lynx and represents its fourth European acquisition.


Based on the new increased aggregate investment of £10 million, Duke will be entitled to higher monthly distributions from Lynx UK, beginning in October 2018, which will total £1.25 million per annum. The terms of the additional £1 million contribution match the previous investments made into Lynx UK.


Founded in 2001, Day2 is a 17-year-old profitable UK private company primarily focused on the supply of office furniture and interior design in the UK. Day2 represents the biggest investment made by Lynx UK to date and further strengthens the Company's consolidated profitability as well as the sector diversification amongst its underlying operating subsidiaries.


Neil Johnson, CEO of Duke Royalty, said:


"We are delighted with this investment because it significantly improves Duke's coverage ratio as well as its security package. Day2 represents the biggest investment made by Lynx UK to date, and we believe the Company will provide robust, stable and long term returns to our shareholders."


Duke Royalty Portfolio

Following the completion of the follow-on contribution to Lynx UK, the Company's portfolio of royalty investments is as follows with over £43 million of capital deployed to date:



Royalty Partner    

Current Royalty Investment Amount

Date of Original Royalty Agreement

Temarca B.V       

Euro 9,000,000

April 2017

Lynx Equity (UK) Limited

GBP 10,000,000

October 2017

Trimite Global Coatings Limited

GBP 9,000,000

March 2018

Brownhills Investments Limited

GBP 6,500,000

April 2018

Interhealth Canada Holding Corp

GBP 10,000,000

August 2018




For further information, please contact, or contact:


Duke Royalty Limited

Neil Johnson/ Charlie Cannon-Brookes


+44 (0) 1481 741 240

Grant Thornton UK LLP 

(Nominated Adviser)

Colin Aaronson/ Samantha



+44 (0) 20 7383 5100


Cenkos Securities plc 

(Joint Broker)


Julian Morse/ Michael Johnson

+44 (0) 207 397 8900

Mirabaud Securities Limited

(Joint Broker)


Peter Krens/ Edward Haig-Thomas


+44 (0) 20 3167 7222

Redleaf Communications



Elisabeth Cowell/ Ian Silvera/ Tom Carnegie

+44 (0) 20 3757 6880


About Duke Royalty

Duke Royalty Limited provides alternative capital solutions to a diversified range of profitable and long-established businesses in Europe and abroad. Duke Royalty's experienced team provide financing solutions to private companies that are in need of capital but whose owners wish to maintain equity control of their business. Duke Royalty's royalty investments are intended to provide robust, stable, long term returns to its shareholders. Duke Royalty is listed on the AIM market under the ticker DUKE and is headquartered in Guernsey.


About Lynx UK

Lynx UK is a subsidiary of Lynx Equity which is a Toronto-based private firm that seeks to acquire, own and operate mature, old-economy businesses in a diverse range of industries. Over its 10-year history, Lynx has made over 45 acquisitions and grown revenue to over C$400 million per annum for its financial year ended 31 July 2017.


Lynx has been recognized as one of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies three years in a row in the PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking published by Canadian Business magazine based on five-year revenue growth.  Day2 is a London based furniture dealership, that provides consultancy, procurement and installation services to organisations of all shapes and sizes. The company is committed to providing a tailored service to every one of their clients, focusing on innovation, integrity and the highest levels of customer services.


For further information on Lynx Equity, please visit  



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