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, one of the world's most experienced commercial litigation funders.

We offer law firms and their clients, a risk-sharing partnership and a proven record of success as a leading global litigation funder.

Experience

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

IMF Bentham was founded in 2001 in Australia and opened its U.S. arm, Bentham IMF, in 2011. In its 16 years of operation, Bentham, as a group, has reviewed several thousand cases and has seen over 187 case investments worth at least AUD 2 billion in damages through to completion.

Our investment success speaks for itself. With over 90% of cases funded to a win or settlement, we have an unmatched record of success in commercial litigation funding.

Partnership

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.

Success

We have an enviable 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 speaks for itself

    187

    Cases completed

    Track Record as at 30 September 2016

    AUD 2 billion

    Total recoveries

    AUD 1.2 billion

    Returns for Clients

    90%

    Success Rate[1]

    2.4 years

    Average case length

    1.55x

    Multiple on Invested Capital



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