LexShares Case #281 Resolved

Summary

  • My 7th investment into commercial litigation crowdfunding has reached finality.
  • It has been 73 days from the time of a wire transfer to the distribution.
  • The investment has generated a 1.79x MOIC.
Key Events
Date Cashflows Description
Jul 5, 2017 New Investment Opportunity – $750k
Jul 5, 2017 Capital Commitment – $75k
Jul 12, 2017 ($75,000) Deposit via wire transfer
Jul 20, 2017 Capital Disbursement
Aug 28, 2017 Settlement
Sep 19, 2017 Distribution of Proceeds via check
Sep 23, 2017 $149,937 Payment Received

Backstory

I scheduled an automatic recurring withdrawal from a hedge fund on a monthly basis. My plan was to withdraw $100,000 every month and invest in the LexShares platform, $50,000 per case and 2 cases per month. Things did not go as planned. The platform appeared to be struggling with volume. My average cash balance increased as there were not enough cases to absorb this money. I was consistently falling behind.

Funding

In July 2017, LexShares posted a breach of fiduciary duty case. The type of litigation was not my favorite, but I went ahead and committed $75,000 to lower my cash balance. I had extra cash because I was able to put only $25,000 to the previous offering.

Resolution

The case was settled out of court only a few weeks after funds had disbursed to the plaintiff. LexShares mailed the payment 3 weeks after the settlement. Since I have held for less than a year, it will be taxed at short-term capital gains rates. Net profit was $59,295 over 73 days, for a gross multiple of invested capital (MOIC) of 1.79x. I felt more confident about the platform after I had a glance at the investment cycle.