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Longford Capital Closes Its Largest Law Firm Portfolio Investment


Two-thirds of new fund is now allocated.

Upon the recent closing of a $67 million portfolio investment with a
leading litigation law firm, Longford Capital Management has now
allocated more than two-thirds of its current fund - a $500 million fund
focused on investments in commercial litigation and the largest private
equity fund of its kind in North America. Longford Capital completed
fundraising for this fund in August 2017, and is ahead of pace in making
investments. The $67 million law firm portfolio follows an earlier $50
million law firm portfolio investment, and other transactions with
leading law firms.

Law firm portfolio investing is viewed as a sign of maturity for
litigation finance firms. Few firms have sufficient capital or expertise
to select and invest in a portfolio of cases. Composed of former
litigation partners from national law firms, as well as executives with
backgrounds in business, finance and private equity, Longford Capital is
expert in constructing diverse portfolios that spread risk over a range
of diverse, meritorious cases, enabling leading law firms to reduce risk
and satisfy client demands. Leading law firms are approaching Longford
Capital at an increasing rate to achieve these benefits.

"While our current fund is the largest private fund dedicated to
litigation finance in North America, and perhaps the world, the demand
for our capital from leading law firms and corporate litigants is still
outpacing our supply of capital," said William P. Farrell, Jr., Longford
Capital managing director and general counsel. "We work with leading law
firms throughout the country, in addition to public and private
companies of all sizes; we are pleased and impressed with the
ever-growing volume of meritorious, commercial claims that seek out our

About Longford Capital

Longford Capital is a leading private investment company that provides
capital solutions to leading law firms, public and private companies,
universities, government agencies, and other entities involved in
large-scale, commercial legal disputes. Typically, Longford Capital
funds attorneys' fees and other costs necessary to pursue meritorious
legal claims in return for a share of a favorable settlement or award.
The firm manages a diversified portfolio, and considers investments in
subject matter areas where it has developed considerable expertise,
including, business-to-business contract claims, antitrust and trade
regulation claims, intellectual property claims (including patent,
trademark, copyright, and trade secret), fiduciary duty claims, fraud
claims, claims in bankruptcy and liquidation, domestic and international
arbitrations and a variety of others.

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