O’Melveny’s Corporate and Transactional team helps clients achieve their strategic goals in the 21st-century marketplace. We work with leading clients in a wide range of industries to complete challenging mergers, acquisitions, and cross-border undertakings, resolve crisis boardroom situations, address compliance issues, navigate day-to-day corporate concerns, develop effective intellectual property, tax, employment, and benefits strategies, and more.

Our team provides efficient and accessible advice spanning the full suite of practice areas relevant to public and private company executives. With global resources and deep industry knowledge and understanding, we offer practical counseling that never loses sight of what best serves a client’s needs and goals.

Air Lease Corp.

O’Melveny represented Air Lease, an aircraft leasing company, in a series of major financing transactions within a single year—three public offerings of debt, raising aggregate gross proceeds of US$1.85 billion; a US$100 million private placement of notes; establishment of a private shelf facility; and an amendment and extension to Air Lease’s unsecured revolving credit facility. Read

Alaska Air Group

O’Melveny counseled Alaska Airlines on all aspects of its US$4 billion acquisition of Virgin America. Read

Apollo Global Management

O’Melveny advised Apollo Global Management on EHS matters in connection with its acquisition of Tenneco, one of the world’s largest auto parts makers, with approximately 200 facilities in 28 countries. Read

BB&T Corporation

O’Melveny advised BB&T Corporation in connection with its agreement to acquire National Penn Bancshares, Inc. in a cash and stock transaction for total consideration valued at approximately US$1.8 billion. Read

Case Study: Akeso Biopharma

O’Melveny advised Akeso Biopharma, a leading Chinese clinical-state biopharmaceutical company specializing in oncology and immunology therapies, in its listing and IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Read

Case Study: CJ ENM

O’Melveny advised CJ ENM, the leading entertainment company originated from Korea, in a definitive agreement to acquire an 80% stake of the scripted business of US-based global premium content studio, Endeavor Content, from its parent company Endeavor Group Holdings for an enterprise valuation of US$850 million. Read

Case Study: Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.

O’Melveny represented Healthcare Trust of America, Inc., the largest dedicated owner and operator of medical office buildings in the United States, on its US$2.75 billion agreement to acquire all of the medical office building assets and medical development platform of Duke Realty Corporation. Read

Case Study: Microsemi Corporation

O'Melveny advised long-time client Microsemi on its US$10.3 billion acquisition by Microchip Technology and in the negotiated resolution of a federal securities class action challenging the merger. Read

Case Study: RSI Home Products

O’Melveny represented RSI Home Products in its definitive agreement and plan of merger with American Woodmark Corporation. Read

Case Study: Sabra Healthcare REIT

O’Melveny represented Sabra Healthcare REIT Inc. in its definitive agreement to combine in an all-stock merger with Care Capital Properties Inc. Read

Case Study: Top Rank, Inc.

O’Melveny advised Top Rank, Inc. on the negotiation of a multi-year pact with ESPN that will see the boxing promoter’s fights telecast live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and streamed on the ESPN App. Read

Case Study: Univision

O’Melveny helped UCI achieve success in corporate and M&A matters related to its US$135 million purchase of digital media assets from Gawker Media Group Inc. as part of Gawker’s bankruptcy proceedings. Read

Entegra Power Group

O’Melveny achieved confirmation of the fully consensual chapter 11 plan for Entegra and 11 of its subsidiaries less than two months after filing for chapter 11 protection in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Read

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. Read


O’Melveny represented GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, in its investment in the US$1.26 billion equity financing of NYSE-listed XPO Logistics, one of the largest providers of freight brokerage, freight forwarding, and expedited freight transportation. Read


O’Melveny represented interactive entertainment company Kabam for more than a decade, working with the company on corporate and growth matters, including multiple venture capital and growth financings, more than a dozen strategic acquisitions, and the company’s sale to Netmarble Games for a reported US$800 million. Read


O’Melveny represented the underwriters, led by Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC in the US$1 billion initial public offering of LendingClub Corporation (LendingClub) on the New York Stock Exchange. Read


O’Melveny represented the underwriters, led by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc., RBC Capital Markets LLC and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Inc., in connection with a US$112 million primary and secondary offering of shares of common stock of LendingTree Inc. Read

Lionsgate Entertainment Corp.

O’Melveny represented Lionsgate in its multiyear slate co-financing deal with Hunan TV & Broadcast Intermediary Co. Ltd. in reportedly the biggest investment in Hollywood by a Chinese company to date. Read

Meinian Onehealth Healthcare Group

O’Melveny is advising a consortium led by Meinian Onehealth on its proposed take-private of competitor iKang Healthcare Group. Read

Moelis & Co.

O’Melveny served as counsel to Moelis, financial advisor to Dentsply International in its US$5.5 billion merger with Sirona Dental Systems—a merger that creates the world’s largest maker of dental products. Read

NextVR, Inc.

O’Melveny counseled NextVR, which broadcasts events live in virtual reality, in its US$30.5 million Series A financing led by venture firm Formation 8. Read

NextVR, Inc.

NextVR, an innovative technology company, turned to O’Melveny to help raise US$80 million in a Series B funding round to broadcast live events in virtual reality. Read

Nu-West Industries

O’Melveny represents Nu-West Industries in connection with the investigation and remediation of several former phosphate mining sites in Southeast Idaho.  Read

Ontario Airport Authority

O’Melveny represented the airport authority in an historic transaction enabling the airport’s transfer from the City of Los Angeles to the authority. Read

Renewable Energy Projects

O’Melveny has represented developers and institutional investors in more than 150 wind, solar, fuel cell, geothermal, biomass and other clean and renewable energy projects.  Read

Schoolwires, Inc

O’Melveny represented Schoolwires, an educational website, hosting, and content management provider to K-12 schools and districts, in its sale by way of an auction to Blackboard Inc. Read

STX Motion Pictures Group

O’Melveny represented STX Motion Pictures Group, a division of global media company STX Entertainment, in a three-year agreement with EuropaCorp Films USA to provide theatrical marketing and distribution services for EuropaCorp’s upcoming film releases in the United States. Read

Two Major Financial Institutions

O’Melveny represented two major financial institutions in connection with their commitment to acquire preferred equity interests in the US$273 million Fowler Ridge 4 wind power project. Read

Vantage Airport Group

O’Melveny represents Vantage Airport group in connection with its redevelopment projects at New York’s LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International Airports, and our Environmental team has played a key role in evaluating and managing environmental risks on those projects. Read

Warner Bros.

O’Melveny represented Warner Bros. in a joint venture with a consortium led by private equity firm China Media Capital (CMC) to launch a movie studio division, Flagship Entertainment Group. Read

WuXi PharmaTech

O’Melveny represented NYSE-listed WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc., a leading technology company serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries in the US and China, in its merger with a group of private equity investors and the company’s founders in a going-private transaction valued at US$3.3 billion. Read
    • American Honda Finance Corp.
    • Apollo Global Management
    • Avenue Capital Group
    • Citigroup Global Markets
    • Credit Suisse
    • Deutsche Bank
    • eHi Car Services
    • Electronics for Imaging
    • Giant Interactive Group Inc. 
    • Goldman Sachs
    • Houzz Inc.
    • JP Morgan
    • Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.
    • Macquarie Infrastructure Company
    • Microsemi Corp. 
    • Morgan Stanley
    • Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings
    • Piper Jaffray
    • STX Entertainment