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Aviva Will, co-chief operating officer and David Perla, managing director, at Burford Capital. Courtesy Photo

Burford Capital saw its profits dip for the second straight year in 2020, according to the litigation funding giant’s latest financial report, while leadership emphasized that the company’s existing portfolio had its best year ever. Meanwhile, more corporations are turning directly to the company for funding arrangements, leadership said.

Amid stalled litigation during the pandemic, Burford’s operating profits dropped by 6% to hit $248.9 million in 2020, after plunging by 21% the previous year. The funder’s total income declined by a slimmer 1% margin, hitting $353 million.

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