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Eric M. O'Meara

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Eric M. O'Meara specializes in private equity in both domestic and emerging markets, mergers and acquisitions and lending transactions. He also represents hedge funds, investment advisers and investment banks in connection with establishing special purpose vehicles and other entities, and with structured finance transactions, including advice on the formation and operation of collateralized debt obligation vehicles (CDOs). Mr. O'Meara provides advice not only on a client's initial investment but also on the ongoing management and development of such investment. more +

Mr. O’Meara has worked on a number of complex matters including: representing Route One Investment Company in the equity financing of the spin out and public listing of Aldebaran Resources Inc., and the related joint venture between Aldebaran and Sibayne Gold Ltd., under which Aldebaran has the option to acquire up to an 80% interest in the Altar Copper-Gold Mining Project in San Juan Province, Argentina; representing CarVal in the sale of thirteen “Capesize” bulk vessels to GoodBulk Ltd.; and representing Farallon Capital in the “going-public” transaction of Playa Hotels & Resorts.

Mr. O'Meara has also practiced in the firm's Restructuring and Distressed Debt Trading Departments where he represented a number of clients in the restructuring, purchase and sale of distressed loans to troubled companies.


  • A hedge fund on a recently completed “seed” investment, in excess of $50 million, from a well-known family office. 
  • CarVal in connection with the sale of 13 "Capesize" dry bulk vessels to GoodBulk Ltd. for a combination of cash and GoodBulk stock.
  • Farallon Capital as one of the principal investors in Playa Hotels & Resorts in connection with Playa’s merger with Pace Holdings Corp., a NASDAQ traded special purpose acquisition company.
  • A principal investor of Woodside Homes in the sale of Woodside Homes to Sekisui House, Ltd., Japan's largest homebuilder.
  • Private Equity Investors, Inc., in connection with the sale of its interest in Ormet Circuits Inc. to Merck KGaA.
  • An investment bank as the lead investor in the acquisition of a division of a public pharmaceutical company.
  • Certain private equity funds in connection with their divestiture of a minority investment in a company that indirectly owned certain South American real estate interests.
  • A private equity fund in connection with an investment in FirstCry, an infant care products e-tailer based in India.
  • Certain funds as significant investors in a newly formed Latin American resort and hotel venture.
  • A lead investor in a sidecar reinsurance company formed to assume catastrophic property and casualty insurance risks.
  • Valiant Capital in connection with an investment in the Mahindra First Choice Wheels, an India-based company in the business of trading used vehicles through certain electronic platforms.
  • Certain funds in connection with their investment in a company operating in the Russian energy sector.



Practice Areas
  • New York Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 1994
  • Manhattan College, B.S., 1984
Bar & Court Admissions
  • New York