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Eva Talmacsi

Partner

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP Magyarországi Fióktelepe
YBL Palace
Károlyi utca 12
1053 Budapest
Hungary
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages Hungarian, English
Corporate

Eva Talmacsi is a UK, US and Hungarian qualified partner based in London.

Eva focuses her international practice on a broad range of M&A and corporate finance matters in Central & Eastern Europe and the UK and advises clients including private equity and venture capital funds, corporates, financial institutions, investment banks and energy companies.

She has over 20 years of experience in leading, managing and supervising large teams of lawyers and advisers on complex cross-border private and public company mergers & acquisitions, privatisations, private equity and venture capital investments, joint ventures, restructurings, general corporate and commercial matters, as well as equity capital markets transactions in the UK, US and Europe.

Eva is ranked as UK-based CEE expert by Chambers & Partners in the Corporate and M&A category.

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"She is one who doesn't let go, and fights till the end to represent her clients' requests."

Chambers, 2018

"Fight tooth and nail for the client's stance in negotiations."

Chambers, 2016

Relevant experience

  • Macquarie Equipment Finance DAC in relation to its asset lease and financial arrangement with its counterparties in CEE.
  • The Consortium of Aeroporto di Venezia Marco Polo S.p.A (SAVE) and Deutsche Bank (and following the exit of Deutsche from the bidding consortium, Barclays Bank) in relation to the consortium’s bid for a majority shareholding interest in Exeter and Devon Airport Limited.
  • OTP Bank on the acquisition of Banca Millennium S.A. from BCP, Portugal.
  • OTP Bank on its continuing strategic expansion in Southeast Europe by acquiring Societe Generale's subsidiary banks and other financial services entities in Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Albania with a collective transaction value of over €1.2bn.
  • MKB Bank and Bayerishe Landesbank
    • on the sale of 100% shareholding in MKB Unionbank EAD to First Investment Bank, one of the largest commercial banks in Bulgaria.
    • on the sale of 96.3% stake in the Romania-based Nextebank SA to a Dutch SPV of Emerging Europe Accession Fund, a private equity fund managed by Axxess Capital, whose main investors include EBRD, EIF, DEG and BSTDB as part of the client's strategic exit from the Romanian market.
  • Various European companies and special purpose vehicles of funds in relation to their Regulation S and Rule 144A offerings and the listing of their securities on the London Stock Exchange or other European stock exchanges.
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Education

  • 2002 - LLM, Columbia University School of Law, New York
  • 1995 - LLM, King’s College & Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, London
  • University of Szeged School of Law, Szeged
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Memberships

  • Bar of England and Wales
  • Member, Budapest Bar Association
  • Member, New York Bar Association
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Private Equity

Eva Talmacsi is a UK, US and Hungarian qualified partner based in London.

Eva focuses her international practice on a broad range of M&A and private equity matters in Europe including Central & Eastern Europe and the UK and advises clients including private equity and venture capital funds, corporates, financial institutions, investment banks and energy companies.

She has over 20 years of experience in leading, managing and supervising large teams of lawyers and advisers on complex cross-border private and public company mergers & acquisitions, privatisations, private equity and venture capital investments, joint ventures, restructurings, general corporate and commercial matters, as well as equity capital markets transactions in the UK, US and Europe.

Eva is ranked as UK-based CEE expert by Chambers & Partners in the Corporate and M&A category. She is Co-head of CEE TMT Group and a member of the CMS TMC Sector Global leadership group focussing on M&A and private equity.

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"She is one who doesn't let go, and fights till the end to represent her clients' requests."

Chambers, 2018

Relevant experience

  • Axel Johnson International AB in relation to the acquisition of a majority stake in the IOW Group.
  • Advent International, the leading private equity firm
    • on its agreement to acquire Provimi Pet Food (PPF) from the Provimi Group.
    • on its investment in and subsequent exit through an IPO from a CEE IT company.
  • Argus Capital, the leading emerging market private equity fund on its acquisition of and subsequent exit from Calucem Group.
  • Nordic Capital on the divestment of its shareholding in certain part of the SafeRoad Group in a number of European countries via a listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
  • Dubai International Financial Centre Investments LLC on its GBP 200m acquisition of SmartStream Group (IT) from TA Associates and the re-financing of the investment. The transaction involved more than 13 jurisdictions due to the target’s international group structure.
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Education

  • 2002 - LLM, Columbia University School of Law, New York
  • 1995 - LLM, King’s College & Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, London
  • University of Szeged School of Law, Szeged
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Memberships

  • Bar of England and Wales
  • Member, Budapest Bar Association
  • Member, New York Bar Association
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TMT - Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Eva Talmacsi is a UK, US and Hungarian qualified partner based in London.

Eva focuses her international practice on a broad range of M&A and private equity matters in Europe including Central & Eastern Europe and the UK and advises clients including private equity and venture capital funds, corporates, financial institutions, investment banks and energy companies.

She has over 20 years of experience in leading, managing and supervising large teams of lawyers and advisers on complex cross-border private and public company mergers & acquisitions, privatisations, private equity and venture capital investments, joint ventures, restructurings, general corporate and commercial matters, as well as equity capital markets transactions in the UK, US and Europe.

Eva is ranked as UK-based CEE expert by Chambers & Partners in the Corporate and M&A category. She is Co-head of CEE TMT Group and a member of the CMS TMC Sector Global leadership group focussing on M&A and private equity.

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"She is one who doesn't let go, and fights till the end to represent her clients' requests."

Chambers, 2018

Relevant experience

  • Liberty Global on the sale of its direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV operations in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia to M7 Group for an approximate total enterprise value of EUR 180 million.
  • CEE Equity Partners on the acquisition of Invitel Group and subsequently advising Invitel Group on the sale of one of the group’s telecommunications company, Invitel Távközlési Zrt. to the Hungarian subsidiary of DIGI communications.
  • AfricInvest, the Tunisia-based investment and financial services company on its investment in a UK-based AI solutions provider growth-stage company.
  • MET International on its defamation dispute with Newsweek.
  • The Daily Mail Group in relation to the divestment of its online and printing business in six countries across CEE.
  • RTL Group (Bertelsmann Group subsidiary) on the cross-border acquisition of seven (7) broadcasting channels across Hungary, Romania and Slovakia.
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Education

  • 2002 - LLM, Columbia University School of Law, New York
  • 1995 - LLM, King’s College & Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, London
  • University of Szeged School of Law, Szeged
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Memberships

  • Bar of England and Wales
  • Member, Budapest Bar Association
  • Member, New York Bar Association
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