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O’Melveny helps funds and investors across the industry spectrum attain their business goals with work that Chambers and Partners has said “continually impresses.” Our Investment Funds team advises clients on all the legal issues that impact funds, including regulatory, tax, and corporate/partnership matters, and we are the market leader in secondary transactions, working with clients on innovative and complex transactions with investment assets around the world.

Our team works closely with both general partners on fundraisings and their own structures; and limited partners, including some of the world’s most active institutional investors, on investments both into private equity and other alternative investment funds. We also advise on co-investments, and on the sale or acquisition of investment advisors.

Clients benefit from our global, team approach, which allows us to share information across offices and keep current about trends in the marketplace and the legal or regulatory issues facing clients.

  • European Funds
    • We have deep experience advising European mid-market private equity funds, and our team has carved an important niche in this area.
  • US Funds
    • Our US team is a leader in infrastructure, real estate, and debt funds. This extensive experience is leveraged by the group when forming new funds for our sponsor clients.
  • Asian Funds
    • Our Asia team, which possesses Mandarin-fluency and extensive knowledge of PRC cross-border regulations, assists clients with offshore USD-denominated funds as well as bespoke vehicles designed to access capital within the Mainland. Our track record for innovative work includes the first-ever renminbi-denominated fund approved by the Ministry of Commerce.
  • Regulatory Insight
    • With funds facing increasing regulation internationally, we work with Europe, US, and Asia-based funds to help them navigate the complex regulatory issues facing the industry, including the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive in Europe and the Investment Adviser Regulation in the US. Our specialist compliance teams have in depth knowledge of both the applicable rules and also how funds work in practice so are able to provide focused, relevant, and commercially minded advice.
  • Emerging Markets
    • With the increased interest in establishing and investing in emerging market-focused funds showing no signs of slowing, we routinely advise clients, from the well-established and largest funds, to the most promising, on their fundraising needs. We work in particular with investors and managers on funds focused on sub-Saharan Africa, Turkey, and across South-East Asia.

Adelis Equity Partners

O’Melveny represented Adelis Equity Partners in the raising of its maiden fund, Adelis Equity Partners Fund I (the Fund), an approximately US$564-million buyout fund focused on the Nordic lower-middle market. Read

Coller Capital

O’Melveny represented long-term client Coller Capital (Coller) on the approximately US$1.6 billion acquisition by a fund financed by Coller International Partners VI (CIP VI) of a portfolio of private-equity-related investments, as well as the transfer of approximately US$345 million of undrawn commitments, from Lloyds Banking Group plc. Read

Colony Capital

O’Melveny represented Colony Capital (Colony) and its affiliates in raising Colony Distressed Credit and Special Situations Fund III, LP. Read

Freeman Spogli

O'Melveny represented Freeman Spogli & Co. (Freeman Spogli) in the raising of its seventh private equity fund focused on buy-out and growth investments in consumer-related businesses, FS Equity Partners VII, LP (the Fund). Read

GIC

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

Greensphere Capital International

O’Melveny acted for a subsidiary of private equity fund, Greensphere Capital, to defend High Court proceedings brought under s.994 of the Companies Act 2006 alleging that conduct by the subsidiary had been unfairly prejudicial to a minority shareholder in a joint venture company. Read

Helios Investment Partners

O’Melveny represented Helios Investment Partners (Helios), a leading pan-African private investment firm, in the raising of its third Africa-focused fund, which hit its hard cap at US$1.1 billion in February 2015, well ahead of the fundraising schedule.  Read

Private Advisors

O’Melveny represented Private Advisors in connection with the formation of a private equity co-investment fund that will target a broad array of investments with a concentration in lower to middle market companies. Read

Private Advisors

O’Melveny represented Private Advisors in connection with the formation of a private equity co-investment fund that will target a broad array of investments with a concentration in lower to middle market companies. 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
    • Abax Global Capital
    • Actis
    • Adelis Equity Partners 
    • Apollo Global Management 
    • AustralianSuper
    • Black Soil Asset Management 
    • CDC Group plc
    • CenturyLink Investment Management Company 
    • China Investment Corporation 
    • Coller Capital
    • Credit Suisse 
    • Development Partners International 
    • ECM Equity Capital Management 
    • Egeria Capital Management 
    • Emerald Media Advisors
    • Freeman Spogli & Co. 
    • Gaja Capital
    • GIC Private Limited 
    • Greensphere Capital 
    • Helios Investment Partners 
    • Impax Asset Management 
    • IFM Investors 
    • KAUST Investment Management Company
    • Livingbridge
    • McKinsey Investment Office 
    • Merced Capital Partners 
    • NineAlpha Capital 
    • Oberland Capital 
    • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan 
    • Private Advisors, LLC 
    • Secured Capital Investment Management Co.
    • Shamrock Capital Advisors 
    • Shoreline Capital Management 
    • Turk Venture Partners 
    • Valedo