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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.

Episode 59: Robert Hanna, Augusta Ventures

In this episode, we sat down with Robert Hanna, co-founder of Augusta Ventures, the largest litigation funder in the UK by case volume. Robert discussed Augusta’s recent GBP 250 million fundraise, including how the company plans to invest its capital, how he envisions the global market for litigation funding will evolve post-COVID, and what the large funding round says about the viability of the litigation funding industry.

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Augusta Ventures funds Which? in landmark collective action against Qualcomm

Augusta Ventures, the largest litigation and dispute funding institution in the UK by volume of cases, has provided financing to help the Consumers’ Association (known as Which?) launch an opt-out collective claim, litigated by Hausfeld, against Qualcomm, Inc. for over £480 million, on behalf of a class of around 29 million UK consumers.

Legal Industry Rebounds in June

The UK’s Legal industry generated revenues of £2.79bn in June 2020. Whilst 3.6% down on June last year, that month was the highest billing June on record. June 2020 was the third best June in history for the UK’s legal industry, according to Office of National Statistics data released on 12th August.