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O'Melveny’s seasoned private equity team works alongside some of the world's leading private equity and principal investors to achieve their goals 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 and diverse array of complementary capabilities, including in the areas of intellectual property, real estate, leveraged finance, employment and compensation, tax, and environmental law. Renowned for its innovation, our fund formation team consistently leads the marketplace in devising creative structures and vehicles, including many of the earliest renminbi-denominated China-focused funds. We feature a robust and integrated corporate team that provides 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.

These broad strengths allow us to help clients pursue a wide range of investment strategies spanning emerging markets, distressed debt, leveraged buyouts, and secondary market purchases of entire private equity portfolios. Our experience also reaches across many different sector-focused approaches to investing, including in technology, energy, life sciences, resources and mining, chemicals, consumer/retail, and industrials. And with strong connections with investors, entrepreneurs, advisors, and executives in major commercial centers around the globe, we are positioned to help our clients build successful companies, access capital and talent, and source dealflow.

    • 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