Litigation Funding

LITIGATE WITH PURPOSE

Litigation Funding

LITIGATE WITH PURPOSE

PURSUE MERITORIOUS CLAIMS WITHOUT HESITATION

Our Litigation Funding division provides specialist funding solutions for high-value commercial litigation. A litigation’s merits can be fatally compromised due to insufficient or hesitant funds. We arm your legal representatives to advance your claim with confidence to its conclusion.

ADVANTAGES OF A TAURUS CAPITAL LITIGATION FUNDING TRANSACTION INCLUDE

NON-RECOURSE FUNDING

Our funding is on risk and contingent on success of the matter. If the matter is not successful, there is no obligation for the claimant to repay Taurus Capital’s funding.

ALIGNMENT OF INTERESTS

Litigation funding aligns interests between a claimant who wants results in a matter and a legal team which is remunerated regardless of its outcome.

PROVISION FOR LEGAL FEES

Legal fees are expensive, difficult to budget, and drain business cash-flow. Litigation funding removes this uncertainly and cost so that your business is not further compromised by the litigious claim.

EQUALITY OF ARMS

Litigation favours the party with more funds. Funding creates equality of arms to combat opponents who aim to outspend you as part of their litigation strategy.

COMMITTED CAPITAL

While litigation can be unpredictable, our funding is not. Taurus Capital is supported by a significant shareholder balance sheet as well as a consortium of investment partners.

COMMITTEES

Taurus Capital’s funding is guided by its legal risk and investment committees comprising experienced legal counsel and private equity professionals.

OUR FUNDING CRITERIA

Meritorious Case

We fund cases with high prospects of success on its legal merits and equities

Value R20 million+

Given the duration, costs and risks of litigation, this amount is currently our threshold

Claim

We fund monetary claims and disputes over realisable assets

Defendant is solvent

The Defendant must have the ability or assets to pay the claim on success

Skilled Legal Team

The legal team in the matter has expertise and experience in the claim’s field of law

THE LITIGATION FINANCE PROCESS

ENQUIRY: Engage Taurus and submit case information

CASE ASSESSMENT: Merits and facts of case are assessed by Legal Risk and Investment Committees to determine investment criteria

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: Taurus provides expression of interest in financing the matter and proposes terms of finding

DUE DILEGENCE: Further key merits, facts, and financial metrics of case are assessed by Taurus

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE APPROVAL: Final consideration by investment committee for finance approval

FUNDING AGREEMENT: Taurus and client enter into litigation finance agreement

MONTHY REPORTING AND INVOICING: Attorneys provide monthly reports on the matter

CASE CONCLUSION