Giant Interactive

O’Melveny represented Giant Interactive, one of China’s leading online game developers and operators, in its US$3 billion going private transaction. The buyout of Giant, which is based in Shanghai and listed in New York, ranks as the second-biggest such “take-private” deal for a Chinese company. A private equity consortium—composed of affiliates of Baring Private Equity Asia and Hony Capital—teamed up with Giant’s chairman to help bankroll the buyout bid.