Olivia Odell has experience in the areas of U.S. and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. She has represented corporate clients, investment banks and private equity funds on various corporate matters.


Illustrative representations include:

  • BRF S.A. (Brazil) in its acquisition of a 70 percent stake in a food processing company based in Malaysia;
  • a buyer group including Mr. Xin Zhou, Mr. Neil Nanpeng Shen and SINA Corporation in its proposed going-private acquisition of E-House (China) Holdings Ltd.;
  • the special committee of the board of directors of Youku Tudou Inc. in its proposed US$5.6 billion going-private acquisition by Alibaba Group Holding Limited;
  • JD.com, Inc., an online retail company, in its US$1.33 billion placement of Class A ordinary shares to Tencent Holdings Limited, and its acquisition of the e-commerce businesses of Tencent Holdings Limited;
  • Sequoia Capital China and its affiliates in their US$39 million sale of a 64 percent stake in Mecox Lane Limited, an apparel and accessories retailer, to Cnshangquan E-Commerce Co., Ltd.;
  • CITIC Private Equity Advisors (Hong Kong) Limited in its US$312 million acquisition of a 21.7 percent stake in Biosensors International Group, Ltd. (Singapore), a developer of medical devices;
  • Youku Inc., a NYSE-listed company, in its US$1.1 billion acquisition of Tudou Holdings Limited;
  • the chairman of Harbin Electric Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company, in the US$768.5 million going-private MBO transaction;
  • the chairman of China Security & Surveillance Technology Inc., a NYSE-listed company, in the US$580 million going-private MBO transaction;
  • the chairman of Fushi Copperweld Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company, in a going-private MBO transaction;
  • Apax Partners in its US$1.8 billion acquisition of Advantage Sales and Marketing Holdings, LLC;
  • Citigroup Inc. in the initial public offering of its insurance subsidiary and the related private placement investment;
  • Greenfield Partners, LLC in its US$158 million going-private acquisition of Clayton Holdings, Inc.; and
  • National Grid plc in its US$2.9 billion divestiture of an electricity generation station to TransCanada Corporation.



  • J.D., The University of Chicago Law School, 2007
  • B.A., University of New Mexico, 2004


  • Hong Kong
  • New York

Olivia Odell

Counsel, Capital Markets; Mergers and Acquisitions