Innovative Financial Solutions

Taurus Capital was established in 2016 to provide enlightened financial solutions to the legal fraternity.

Instilled in our leadership team is a first-hand understanding of the inherent challenges and opportunities for growth facing the modern law-firm. In the current economic climate, the firm’s management is expected to implement innovative solutions to mitigate risk and cost, while simultaneously reflecting increased turnover and profits year-on-year. This places enormous pressure on the legal profession, due to the unpredictable, lengthy and illiquid nature of its work.

To mitigate this pressure and its associated growth inhibitors, we recognise the intrinsic value hidden within typically unrecognised future income such as book debts, invoices, mandates, fee agreements and court orders. The provision of funding to law firms is widely practiced internationally and Taurus Capital is proud to be the South African pioneer of this global best-practice.


Our primary services of Litigation Funding and Law firm Finance enrich the day-to-day operations of our clients through our core value proposition:

Flexible and bespoke transactions

Expert capital solutions that unlock real value

Partnering with trusted advisors to the legal industry

Quicker turnaround times than traditional lenders

Bespoke solutions tailor-made per client/firm

We are a proud member of the Capricorn Capital Partners group of companies.

Leadership Team

Gary Sweidan

Gary Sweidan

Gary co-founded Taurus Capital in 2016. He is responsible for the strategic management of the business, with particular focus on business development, risk management, underwriting, and monitoring. Gary spent more than a decade at the helm of one of South Africa’s leading telecommunications companies. He brings a wealth of business and boardroom experience to the team, which includes being part of listed and private companies. When Gary is not spending time with his family, he is climbing some of the world’s highest peaks.

Simon Kuper

Simon Kuper

Simon co-founded Taurus Capital in 2016. He is responsible for engagement with the legal fraternity and the core company legal offering. He also focuses on business development, risk management, underwriting, and monitoring. Simon is an attorney by trade and spent almost a decade post-articles in a specialist commercial litigation and corporate insolvency practice. His experience is a valuable contribution to Taurus’ various committees. When Simon is not spending time with his family, he is training for his next marathon.

Elad Smadja

Elad Smadja

Elad joined Taurus Capital in 2019. He is responsible for the financial operations of the business including credit underwriting, risk management and business optimisation. Elad is an actuary and chartered financial analyst with over a decade of experience spanning the financial services industry. He is passionate about strategic business growth and new product development and brings a wealth of commercial and operation experience to the Taurus team. When Elad is not spending time with his family, he enjoys reading the latest non-fiction.

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