Burford Capital expands global judgment enforcement and financing business
Burford Capital Limited [http://www.burfordcapital.com ], the world's leading provider
of investment capital and risk solutions for litigation, today announces the expansion of
its ability to help clients find assets and enforce judgments through the acquisition by
one of its indirect subsidiaries of Focus Intelligence Ltd., a business intelligence firm
that specializes in asset tracing and judgment enforcement worldwide.
Terms of the acquisition, which has already been completed, are confidential; the
transaction is not financially material to Burford.
Focus's London-based team of eight legal and investigative specialists will join
Burford, and its co-founders Daniel Hall and Michael Redman will lead Burford's global
judgment enforcement business.
Judgment enforcement is increasingly a problem for lawyers and clients, who may win
litigation claims but then face challenges in finding assets and enforcing judgments.
Burford will now provide comprehensive services to assists clients around the world with
- Burford is prepared to purchase uncollected judgments and awards outright
and then collect them at its own cost and risk
- Burford is prepared to make its global judgment enforcement services available
on a contingent basis, so that clients can make use of its best-in-class asset tracing
and judgment enforcement services without cost or risk unless assets are recovered
- Burford will continue to make Focus's professional services-including asset
tracing and recovery, enforcement intelligence, litigation and arbitration support,
and expert insight to make more strategic decisions concerning commercial litigation
and arbitration matters-available on a fee-for-service basis.
Burford CEO Christopher Bogart commented: "Better global judgment enforcement is a key
need for lawyers and their clients. By combining our capital and investment expertise and
Focus's top-flight professional services offering, we can provide an integrated service to
Daniel Hall and Michael Redman, Burford's new co-heads of global judgment enforcement,
commented: "We've successfully built Focus as a leading provider of corporate intelligence
with a substantial roster of multinational clients. Now, with Burford's capital, we'll be
able to bring the judgment enforcement business to an entirely new level."
Since its founding five years ago, Burford has helped law firms and clients more
effectively navigate the new economics of litigation. Litigation is a financeable asset,
and Burford provides a broad range of corporate finance
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insurance solutions to help lawyers and clients access the value of their significant
litigation and arbitration matters around the world.
About Burford Capital
Burford Capital [http://www.burfordcapital.com ] is the world's largest provider of
investment capital and risk solutions for litigation, with the largest and most
experienced team in the industry. Burford is publically traded on the London Stock
Exchange's AIM market under the ticker symbol BUR. Burford provides a broad range of
corporate finance and insurance solutions to lawyers and clients engaged in significant
litigation and arbitration around the world. For more information, visit
burfordcapital.com [http://www.burfordcapital.com ]