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.


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 162 case investments worth at least AUD 2.1 billion in damages through to completion.

Our investment success speaks for itself. With over 91% of cases funded to a win or settlement, we have an unmatched record of success in commercial litigation funding.


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 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



    Funding track record for investments funded to completion at 31 December 2017

    AUD 2.1 billion

    Total recoveries

    AUD 1.3 billion

    Returns to funded claimants


    Success Rate

    2.6 years

    Average case length


    Return on Invested Capital

    The data contained in the Funding Track Record has been reviewed by EY to 31 December 2017.