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Burford Capital’s office in New York.

Burford Capital Ltd. raised $250 million this week by selling new shares on the London Stock Exchange, the publicly traded litigation finance company announced Tuesday.

But a quarter of a billion dollars will not put an end to Burford’s capital cravings. The London-based litigation financier, which had a market cap of $5.4 billion as of Monday, said a debt issue and a private fund raise would follow “shortly.”

The new money, which Burford CEO Christopher Bogart said signals how strong demand is for the company’s financing options, will be used to hire lawyers and business development team members in new markets, such as Australia, Germany and the U.S. cities where Burford does not yet have a physical presence.

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