Issuers and investment banks trust O’Melveny to help them successfully execute a broad spectrum of strategic and capital-raising transactions across a range of industries, including financial, health care, retail, technology, media, communications, real estate, and energy.

Our capital markets team has substantial experience running the most complicated and high-profile deals. We view challenges from all perspectives—companies, investment banks, and regulators—to navigate deals seamlessly from launch through pricing and closing. Our clients also benefit from the insight and experience of the many former high-ranking SEC officials at the firm, who advise on complex regulatory matters.

We help clients achieve a full spectrum of capital markets transactions, including:

    • Initial public offerings, secondary and follow-on stock offerings
    • Investment-grade and high-yield debt offerings
    • Convertible notes and other equity-linked securities offerings
    • Medium-term note programs
    • Liability management transactions, such as tender offers, exchange offers, consent solicitations, amendments and waivers
    • Spin-offs, split-offs and other carve-out transactions
    • Equity forwards and other complex derivative transactions
    • Rule 144A, Regulation S, Section 4(a)(2) / Regulation D, PIPEs and other unregistered offerings
    • At-the-market programs
    • Block trades and bought deals
    • Stock exchange listings

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

American Honda Finance Corporation

O’Melveny represented American Honda Finance Corporation (AHFC) in three public offerings of debt in 2015, raising aggregate gross proceeds in excess of US$3 billion and €1.2 billion of notes. 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: Underwriters of Thermo Fisher Scientific Offering

O’Melveny represented Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, as representative of the underwriters, in a registered public offering by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. of approximately US$1.7 billion of its common stock. Read

eHi Car Services

O’Melveny has represented Shanghai-based car rental company eHi Car Service for nearly a decade, advising the company on multiple growth financings, its US$120 million initial public offering on the NYSE, and, in 2018, on its management-led take-private for US$937.5 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

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


O’Melveny represented Yahoo! Inc. in connection with a private placement of US$1.44 billion convertible senior notes. Read
    • American Honda Finance Corp.
    • Citigroup Global Markets
    • Credit Suisse
    • DealerTrack Holdings
    • Deutsche Bank
    • eHi Car Services
    • Electronics for Imaging
    • Goldman Sachs
    • JP Morgan
    • The Macerich Company
    • Malibu Boats
    • Mindray Medical International
    • Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings
    • Morgan Stanley
    • Piper Jaffray
    • Sportsman’s Warehouse