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Company Overview of Duke Street

Company Overview

Duke Street is a private equity firm specializing in acquisition, leveraged buyouts and buyins of established middle market companies, consolidation, public to private transition, parent company distress, and buy and build investments in mature companies. It does not invest in start-ups, early-stage companies, and turnaround situations. The firm prefers to invest in chemical; distribution; corporate services; business services and outsourcing; retail and consumer; food; industrial; healthcare; leisure; biotechnology, medical, chemistry, new materials, and financial services. Within the business services and outsourcing sector, it focuses on public and private sector facilities management; wh...

Nations House

103 Wigmore Street

London,  W1U 1QS

United Kingdom

Founded in 1988


44 20 7663 8500


44 20 7663 8501

Key Executives for Duke Street

Managing Partner
Financial Controller
Partner and Head of UK Team
Partner of Investor Relations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Duke Street Key Developments

Suitors Reportedly Eye Co-operative Funeralcare

August Equity LLP and Duke Street are understood to have placed bids for Co-operative Funeralcare. Dignity plc (LSE:DTY) is also understood to be interested in acquiring Co-operative Funeralcare.

Investors Reportedly Eyes European Care

A group of investors led by Duke Street is repoetedly preparing to take control of European Care & Lifestyles (UK) Ltd., which is effectively owned by its syndicate of lenders. Other financial investors bidding for European Care include D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. and Värde Partners, Inc. They been acquiring tens of millions of pounds of European Care's loans in recent weeks with a view to proposing a takeover of the company, an insider said on December 12, 2013. Graphite Capital Management LLP; Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.; and Patron Capital Limited are also reported to have expressed an interest in buying the company. According to Sky News, KPMG and Duke Street declined to comment. Ted Smith, European Care chief executive, said the company had "a very supportive banking group" that was addressing its historic debt burden. "In parallel we are exploring a sale option. Early in the New Year we will have a restructure or a sale. "In either eventuality, the Group will be in a much stronger position and our ongoing focus will always be on providing the best possible outcomes for the people we support."

Duke Street Presents at The 13th Annual SuperInvestor 2013, Nov-20-2013 02:45 PM

Duke Street Presents at The 13th Annual SuperInvestor 2013, Nov-20-2013 02:45 PM. Venue: The Westin Hotel, 3 Rue De Castiglione, Paris 75001, France. Speakers: Charlie Troup, Partner and Head of UK Team.

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