Bloomberg Law
July 9, 2020, 12:50 AM

Company Funding Lawsuits Sees Profit Outlook Brighten Amid Virus

Jackie Edwards
Jackie Edwards
Bloomberg News

Analysts have rapidly lifted their earnings forecasts for a global litigation financier on expectations that the coronavirus pandemic could spark more legal disputes.

Forward consensus earnings estimates for Sydney-listed Omni Bridgeway Ltd. have more than doubled since the start of the year and have seen the most positive percentage change on the S&P/ASX 200 Index, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The company is embarking on a worldwide hiring spree after funding applications increased three-fold amid the pandemic, said Chief Executive Officer Andrew Saker.

Litigation finance is “very attractive in circumstances where there’s heightened risk,” Saker said in a ...

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