Burford is a leading global finance and professional services firm focused on law. They help businesses to finance legal fees and expenses, monetise claims, transfer risk, provide operating expenses, or acquire judgements. They help law firms fund case expenses, offer risk sharing solutions, and provide working capital. Their businesses include litigation finance, insurance, law firm lending, corporate intelligence and judgment enforcement, advisory and professional services and a wide range of investment activities.
Burford was founded in 2009 by Christopher Bogart, formerly Time Warner’s general counsel, and Jonathon Molot, who was a professor at Georgetown University Law Centre. Burford has grown steadily and is now the largest pool of capital in the industry. It has over $3bn committed to the legal market backed by a staff of more than 80 people in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific with clients from all around the world.
Burford’s performance continues to reward long-term investors. Since engaging Hardman & Co, our shareholder base has widened, and liquidity has improved. We are pleased with these results and Hardman & Co’s help in getting us to where we are today.
Elizabeth O'Connell, Chief Financial Officer