LexShares Launches $100 Million Litigation Finance Fund


BOSTON & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LexShares, a leader in commercial litigation finance, today announced the launch of LexShares Marketplace Fund II (LMFII). With a $100 million target fund size, LMFII will invest in litigation-related assets offered on the LexShares platform. LMFII opens on the heels of the company’s 100th legal claim investment, making LexShares one of the most active litigation funding firms in the world.

The firm closed LexShares Marketplace Fund I in January 2018, which was fully subscribed for $25 million. Prior to this public launch, LMFII received commitments in excess of $30 million, which includes two cornerstone institutional investors. LMFII is now accepting commitments from both institutional and individual accredited investors at lexshares.com.

“Six years ago, we founded LexShares. Two years ago, we launched our first dedicated litigation finance fund. Today, underpinned by a proven track record and an increasingly strong pipeline of investment opportunities, we continue our mission of providing investors unparalleled access to high-quality investments in litigation finance--a traditionally hard-to-access asset class,” said Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Jay Greenberg. “We are thankful for the support we have received from our community of investors who entrust us as stewards of their capital. Their confidence and enthusiasm have enabled us to establish this milestone Fund II.”

As of June 10, LexShares has invested in 103 case offerings. Of those, 43 investments have resolved, resulting in a 52% median IRR net of fees and expenses. Over the past year, LexShares’ average investment per case offering was $1,460,607, up from $845,250 the year prior. Investments as of January 1, 2019 represent 48% of all capital deployed since the firm was founded in 2014. LexShares’ proprietary origination technology platform, the Diamond Mine, has sourced more than one million case investment opportunities since the company launched the software in 2016. As a result, LexShares’ in-house investment team has collectively underwritten over $2.63 billion in funding opportunities--$855 million in the past year alone.

“Demand for litigation funding has grown dramatically since we founded LexShares,” explained Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Max Volsky. “To date, we have had a great deal of success in servicing the commercial litigation finance middle market. LMFII positions us to invest in a greater number of commercial cases as well as offer portfolio funding and other novel financial products to our growing network of law firms.”

Accredited investors are now able to access the LexShares Marketplace Fund II investor presentation, and invest directly on LexShares’ website.

About LexShares

LexShares is a leading litigation finance firm, with an innovative approach to originating and financing high-value commercial legal claims. LexShares funds litigation-related matters, primarily originated by its proprietary Diamond Mine software, through both its online marketplace and dedicated litigation finance fund. Founded in 2014, the company is privately owned with principal offices in Boston and New York City. For more information, visit lexshares.com.

About LexShares Marketplace Fund II

LexShares Marketplace Fund II (LMFII) is the company’s second discretionary fund dedicated to providing access to a portfolio of litigation-related assets. LMFII has retained Seward & Kissel LLP as its legal counsel, BDO USA, LLP for tax and auditing services, and SS&C Technologies Inc. as its fund administrator.

Additionally, LMFII has secured a principal protection insurance policy from AmTrust International Insurance, Ltd., an industry-leading global insurance provider. Investors can elect to cover all or a portion of their commitment to LMFII with this policy. LMFII is now open for investment directly on lexshares.com.

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