Dan co-founded Vannin Capital in 2010 and is currently its Deputy Chairman, also serving as Chair of the firm's Funding Committee.
He was one of the first people to invest significant equity capital into the global legal finance market having recognised the potential to build a highly scalable business in a sector with substantial barriers to entry. Under his leadership as Chairman until August 2018, Vannin has grown from a start-up to one of the world’s pre-eminent litigation funders with clients and cases across the globe and quantum under management consistently in the billions.
A successful entrepreneur across multiple sectors, geographies and business stages, Dan is also Managing Director of Bramden Investments, a private equity vehicle funded exclusively by DLA Group (Dan’s Family Office) and setup to manage his diverse business interests. Vannin Capital is one of a number of portfolio companies and is majority owned by Bramden.
Bramden has made profitable investments in the finance, telecommunications, internet, technology, leisure, and real estate and construction sectors. Recent investments include: Plan.com, a B2B focused unified communications provider and Tiger Names, an internet domain name acquisition and management company.
As litigation grows and becomes ever more expensive, top tier law firms and corporate clients are realising the benefits that third party legal finance provides as a risk management tool.
Funds managed by Fortress Investment Group LLC (“Fortress”) have today announced the acquisition of Vannin Capital, the...read more