Burford Capital Limited’s £192.6 Million Equity Placing


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Ogier advised on the transaction

Burford Capital Limited executed the raising of approximately £192.6 million (US$ 251.2 million) through an equity placing of new shares. The shares were placed with existing and new institutional investors via an accelerated book build.

Numis Securities Limited and Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG, London Branch acted as Joint Global Co-ordinators and Joint Bookrunners and Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited as Joint Bookrunner in connection with the Placing.

Burford is a leading global finance 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 pioneered institutional-quality commercial litigation finance and has a team in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific, who work with clients around the world.

Partner Bryon Rees (Picture) led the Ogier Guernsey team, assisted by senior associate Michelle Watson Bunn. Ogier worked with lead counsel for Burford Capital, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and Guernsey corporate services provider IAG.

Involved fees earner: Bryon Rees – Ogier LLP; Michelle Watson Bunn – Ogier LLP;

Law Firms: Ogier LLP;

Clients: Burford Capital Plc;