Burford highest return on invested capital since inception

Burford Capital has released its financial results for 2020, which represent the best year in the company’s history for portfolio performance. For the first time, Burford crossed the US half-billion-dollar mark for group-wide income, its return on invested capital since inception of 92% is at its highest ever year-end level and its portfolio of ongoing matters is larger than at any point in the company’s history. Read the full financial report.

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Alphyn Capital makes its case for investing in Burford

Alphyn Capital makes a compelling case for investing in Burford Capital, pointing to the litigation funder’s strong brand in the market and the looming outcome of its YPF case against Argentina that could net the company proceeds between $1.1 billion and $5.6 billion.

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The state of the legal finance industry post-Covid

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Burford backs Australian miner in international dispute

Burford Capital, through its wholly owned subsidiary Woolridge Investments LLC, is funding the budgeted cost of arbitration for ASX-listed Greenland Minerals in its dispute with the Government of Greenland and the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark. After more spending more than ten years and investing over $130 million into its Kvanefjeld rare earths project in southern Greenland, development of the company’s project came to a halt in December 2021 due to a new law banning uranium mining.

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