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Eva Talmacsi

Partner

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English, Hungarian, German, Swedish
TMT - Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Eva Talmacsi is a UK and U.S. (NY) qualified partner based in London.

She is Global Co-Head of CMS TMC Transactional Group and Co-Head of CEE TMT Practice.

Eva focuses her international practice on a broad range of M&A and corporate finance matters in the UK and in EMEA (including CEE as well as SEE) and advises clients including private equity and venture capital funds, telecom companies, network operators, other corporates, financial institutions and investment banks in the TMC sector.

She has over 20 years of experience in leading, managing and supervising large teams 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, U.S. and EMEA.

Eva is ranked by various directories in the Private Equity and M&A category.

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"She is the one who doesn’t let go and fights for her client’s interests during negotiations, has good legal and commercial knowledge and sees the big picture."

Chambers, 2021

Relevant experience

  • The selling shareholders on their exit from and divestment of their interests in Vivacom Group to BC Partners-owned United Group.
  • 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.
  • 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 ICT company with global operations.
  • 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.
  • HMD Global Oy of Finland (branded as HMD and Nokia Mobile) in relation to its regional corporate, regulatory and commercial matters across Europe and UK.
  • RTL Group (Bertelsmann Group subsidiary) on the cross-border acquisition of seven (7) broadcasting channels across Hungary, Romania and Slovakia.
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Memberships & Roles

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

Eva Talmacsi is a UK and U.S. (NY) qualified partner based in London.

Eva focuses her international practice on a broad range of M&A and corporate finance matters in the UK and in EMEA (including CEE as well as SEE) 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, U.S. and EMEA. She also has extensive experience in regulated industries including TMC, financial services, utilities and energy.

Eva is ranked by various directories in the Corporate and M&A category.

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"She is the one who doesn’t let go and fights for her client’s interests during negotiations, has good legal and commercial knowledge and sees the big picture."

Chambers, 2021

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, a UK clearing bank) in relation to the consortium’s bid for a majority shareholding interest in Exeter and Devon Airport Limited.
  • Raiffeisen Bank International AG and Raiffeisen banka a.d. on the acquisition of 100% shareholding in Credit Agricole S.A. France’s subsidiary bank and leasing company in Serbia.
  • OTP Bank Group on the acquisition of Banca Millennium S.A. from BCP, Portugal.
  • OTP Bank Group on its continuing strategic expansion in Southeast Europe by acquiring Societe Generale's subsidiary banks and other financial services entities in Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Albania with a collective transaction value of over €1.2bn.
  • Bayerishe Landesbank, Germany and its subsidiary bank on the sale of its shareholding in MKB Unionbank EAD to First Investment Bank, one of the largest commercial banks in Bulgaria and on the sale of its 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.
  • Numerous 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.
  • MOL Group on its acquisition of Aurora Group, Germany.
  • Acciona Energia in relation to its investment in a number of UK offshore wind farm projects.
  • MET Group, Switzerland in relation to its UK and European activities including regulatory issues and general corporate matters and M&A transactions.
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Memberships & Roles

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

Eva Talmacsi is a UK and U.S. (NY) qualified partner based in London.

Eva focuses her international practice and advises clients including private equity and venture capital funds, as well as alternative investment companies and companies of all stages of a life cycle on the full range of private equity, M&A, corporate finance and other commercial transactions in the UK and in EMEA (including CEE as well as SEE).

She has over 20 years of experience in leading, managing and supervising large teams of lawyers and advisers on complex domestic and cross-border acquisitions, disposals, strategic joint ventures and group reorganisations in the UK, U.S. and EMEA.

Eva is ranked by various directories in the Private Equity and M&A category.

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"She is the one who doesn’t let go and fights for her client’s interests during negotiations, has good legal and commercial knowledge and sees the big picture."

Chambers, 2021

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.
  • Advent International on its investment in and subsequent exit through an IPO (including a Rule 144A and a Regulation S offering) from a CEE IT group.
  • 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 encompassing 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.
  • Riverside Europe LLC on the acquisition of a Bulgarian IT company.
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Memberships & Roles

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