Bentham provides litigation finance and investment capital to plaintiffs and law firms for large disputes in the United States and for international arbitration.

Bentham is the U.S. arm of IMF Bentham Limited, the oldest and most experienced commercial funder in the world.

We offer law firms and their clients, a risk-sharing partnership and a proven record of success unmatched by any other commercial litigation funder.


When other commercial litigation funders talk about experience they typically refer to their successful careers as lawyers or academics or business people.

At Bentham, when we talk about experience, we’re referring to the fact that our team pioneered and helped shape the commercial litigation funding industry in Australia and in the U.S.

In over a decade, Bentham’s parent, IMF Bentham Limited, has reviewed several thousand cases and has seen over one hundred and seventy five case investments worth over 1.6 billion dollars in damages through to completion. No other U.S. funder can compare.


High-stakes litigation is often nasty, brutish and long. A strong partnership with Bentham can add enormous value to your cause.

We share risk; we deploy financial, economic, investigative and ethical experts where needed; and we align the interests of all parties — client, law firm and funder — to enhance collaboration. We partner with you to help you win.


We have an unmatched record of success in the commercial litigation finance industry.

We boast many "firsts":

  • The first publicly listed litigation funder, in 2001
  • The first funder to be publicly regulated as a financial institution
  • The first funder to invest in claims breaking the $3 billion value barrier, and
  • The first to fund disputes across continents: Australia, North America, Africa, and Asia

    Our track record is second to none


    Cases completed

    Track Record as at 30 September 2016

    $2 billion

    Total recoveries

    $1.2 billion

    Returns for Clients


    Success Rate[1]

    2.4 years

    Average case length


    Multiple on Invested Capital

    1. Excludes withdrawals of AUD 5 million dollars.
    2. Figures are in AUD.