Augusta Ventures brings in SYZ Capital’s Uncorrelated Strategies lead as new Chief Investment Officer following earlier £250m fund raising

Augusta Ventures, a specialist asset manager focussed on the litigation and disputes funding sector, has appointed SYZ Capital’s current Uncorrelated Strategies lead – Gian Kull – as its new Chief Investment Officer. The move follows Augusta’s closure of its third pool of funding in June 2021 which brought the firm’s AuM to £585m.  This enabled the firm to continue to fund an unprecedented pipeline of opportunities in high value litigation and dispute scenarios.

Gian Kull, currently based in Switzerland, managed Legal Assets platforms as a part of SYZ Capital’s Uncorrelated Strategies. He began his career at Merrill Lynch and has since focussed on investing in complex special situations and legal assets on behalf of firms including Multiplicity Partners, Brigade Capital and JANA Partners.  Gian will be based in Augusta’s London office and will report to Chief Executive Louis Young and Board Chairman Hitesh Patel.

Louis Young, Chief Executive Officer of Augusta Ventures, said: “We are delighted to attract someone with Gian’s experience to Augusta Ventures.  This comes on the back of our new £250m capital raising earlier this year as Augusta builds on its expansion in capital resources to meet the increased demand for legal related finance across all sectors and geographies. We have never seen so many strong opportunities. Gian’s investing background and wide skillset will make him a huge asset to the firm as our Chief Investment Officer.”

Gian Kull, upon welcoming his appointment to Augusta Ventures, said: “Augusta has deep expertise in the litigation funding market, and I am excited about working with the talented team at Augusta and its institutional investors to offer creative funding and risk solutions to Claimants seeking access to justice.”

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