July 25, 2018 / 6:09 AM / 4 months ago

BRIEF-Burford Capital H1 Total Assets Up 37 pct To $1.64 Bln

July 25 (Reuters) - Burford Capital Ltd:

* SAYS PROFIT AFTER TAX UP 17% TO $166.3 MILLION (1H17: $142.7 MILLION)

* SAYS 1H18 DIVIDEND OF 3.67¢, 20% INCREASE (1H17: 3.05¢)

* SAYS SUBSTANTIAL CLIENT DEMAND FOR BURFORD’S CAPITAL REFLECTED IN RECORD NEW INVESTMENT COMMITMENTS OF $540 MILLION (1H17: $492 MILLION)

* SAYS NEW COMMITMENTS TO SINGLE CASE INVESTMENTS MORE THAN DOUBLED TO $88 MILLION

* SAYS NEW COMMITMENTS TO PORTFOLIO INVESTMENTS UP 70% TO $205 MILLION

* SAYS TOTAL ASSETS UP 37% TO $1.64 BILLION (1H17: $1.20 BILLION) Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting By Simon Jessop)

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