O'Melveny’s Private Equity Group provides the full range of business and legal support to private equity and principal investors at every stage, from fund-raising to investing to portfolio company counseling to liquidity.
Our private equity team regularly ranks among the most active in league tables published by Private Equity Analyst, and is praised by leading law firm rankings publications Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 for its international reach, particularly in emerging markets Asia and Europe, as well as its diverse array of complementary capabilities, including in the areas of intellectual property, real estate, leveraged finance, employment and compensation, tax, and environmental law. Our team of fund formation-focused lawyers ranks among the largest in the world, and is renowned for its innovation, consistently leading the marketplace in devising creative structures and vehicles to meet the needs of our clients, including many of the earliest renminbi-denominated China-focused funds. This breadth-of-platform allows us to help clients pursue a wide range of investment strategies spanning emerging markets, distressed debt, leveraged buyouts, secondary market purchases of entire private equity portfolios, and a variety of sector-focused approaches to investing, including in technology, energy, life sciences, resources and mining, chemicals, consumer/retail, and industrials.
We feature a robust and integrated corporate team that possesses enormous experience advising private equity portfolio companies, providing the critical governance counseling, intellectual property protection, environmental and other regulatory diligence, and sophisticated balance sheet management necessary to successfully shepherd an investment through to liquidity.
Our deep network of industry contacts is a value-add for private equity clients—our strong connections with investors, entrepreneurs, advisors, and executives in major commercial centers around the globe permit us to help our clients build successful companies, access capital and talent, and source dealflow.