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16 July 2021
BURFORD CAPITAL REPORTS RESOLUTION OF AKHMEDOV JUDGMENT ENFORCEMENT MATTER
Burford Capital Limited, the leading global finance and asset management firm focused on law, today announced that Burford has now received its full cash entitlement of approximately $103 million in respect of the Akhmedov matter, which Burford funded to enforce a final judgment of the English High Court. Burford provides this release consistent with its regulatory disclosure obligations. All other details of the matter are confidential.
Given prior successes in this matter which had previously resulted in the recognition of unrealized gains and taking account of costs and commissions, Burford expects this matter to contribute a further approximately $20 million to its 2021 operating profit. In aggregate, Burford expects the matter to have generated more than $70 million of realized gain over the life of the investment.
This matter is one of many in Burford’s portfolio and the performance of any single matter is not necessarily indicative of Burford’s financial performance overall.
For further information, please contact:
|Burford Capital Limited|
|Robert Bailhache, Head of Investor Relations, EMEA and Asia - email||+44 (0)20 3530 2023|
|Jim Ballan, Head of Investor Relations, Americas - email||+1 (646) 793 9176|
|Numis Securities Limited - NOMAD and Joint Broker||+44 (0)20 7260 1000|
|Kevin Cruickshank (NOMAD)|
|Charlie Farquhar / Jonathan Abbott (Joint Broker)|
|Jefferies International Limited - Joint Broker||+44 (0)20 7029 8000|
About Burford Capital
Burford Capital is the leading global finance and asset management firm focused on law. Its businesses include litigation finance and risk management, asset recovery and a wide range of legal finance and advisory activities. Burford is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BUR) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE: BUR), and it works with companies and law firms around the world from its principal offices in New York, London, Chicago, Washington, Singapore and Sydney.
For more information, please visit www.burfordcapital.com.
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This release does not constitute an offer of any Burford fund. Burford Capital Investment Management LLC ("BCIM"), which acts as the fund manager of all Burford funds, is registered as an investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The information provided herein is for informational purposes only. Past performance is not indicative of future results. The information contained herein is not, and should not be construed as, an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities (including, without limitation, interests or shares in the funds). Any such offer or solicitation may be made only by means of a final confidential Private Placement Memorandum and other offering documents.
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