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Katie Nagy De Nagybaczon

Partner
Co-Head of the CMS Consumer Products Group

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English, French

Katie Nagy de Nagybaczon is a partner in the Corporate Team at CMS London. She is Co-Head of the Consumer Products Group and in this position leads an international team of more than 40 partners and a total of more than 100 lawyers in 21 countries. 

Katie specialises in advising entrepreneurs and corporates in the Consumer and Technology, Media and Communications sectors. 

Katie advises on a wide range of corporate transactions but is best known for her expertise in international and UK mergers & acquisitions, advising on the whole lifecycle of business, from start-up, raising money through investment, growth through acquisition and joint venture, and successful exit.

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"Next Generation Partner (Retail and Consumer)"

Legal 500, 2020

"Recommended" (M&A: Upper Mid-Market and Premium Deals, £250m+)

Legal 500, 2018

Relevant experience

  • Foresight, a leading infrastructure and private equity investment manager, on its investment in Lightning Fibre, a Sussex based, community minded full fibre network provider.
  • Macquarie Capital on the sale of 13% of Spanish optical Fibre-to-the-Home network provider Pentacom to Daiwa.
  • Wholesale fibre network infrastructure provider CityFibre on the acquisition of FibreNation from TalkTalk and Entanet from management and private equity.
  • The shareholders of Spencer Ogden, a specialist global energy and infrastructure recruitment agency, on the sale of a significant stake in the business to international private equity firm MML Capital Partners.
  • VOD company IROKOtv on the sale of the ROK film studio to French television company Canal+.
  • Online health & beauty retailer The Hut Group on its acquisition of luxury skincare brand ESPA; ;The Hut Group, one of the world’s largest online Health & Beauty retailers and brand owners, on its acquisition of skincare and spa brand ESPA.
  • YOOX NET-A-PORTER on its joint venture with Symphony Investments, an entity controlled by Mohammed Alabbar to create the Middle East’s undisputed leader for online luxury retail.
  • Tessa Ross, producer and former head of Film4, and Juliette Howell, Working Title's former head of television, on BBC Worldwide's investment in their new film and television production company House Productions.
  • Michael Jackson and Alex Graham on the formation of the TV drama production company, Two Cities Television Limited, and on BBC Worldwide's investment into Two Cities.
  • The Sellers of Clifford Thames Group, the UK market leading automotive data firm, on the buyout by LDC.
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Publications

Dec 2019 - Female Entrepreneurs: gender diversity across the UK’s high-growth ecosystem, Newable Beauhurst

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Education

  • 2002 – LPC, College of Law
  • 2001 – LLB in European Legal Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol
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8 February 2021
Con­sumer & Re­tail
The latest CMS Re­bound & Re­mod­el re­port ex­plores some of the last­ing changes af­fect­ing the con­sumer and re­tail sec­tors, in­clud­ing :Brexit and the im­pact on brand­sThe chan­ging risk pro­file of con­sumer...
5 October 2020
CMS ad­vises Foresight on Light­ning Fibre in­vest­ment
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Foresight Group LLP (Foresight), a lead­ing in­fra­struc­ture and private equity in­vest­ment man­ager, on a long-term fin­an­cing agree­ment with Light­ning Fibre, a full...
07 September 2020
Con­sumer Products News­let­ter
Be­low you will find the top­ics of the news­let­ter:EUROPEAN UNI­ON ART­ICLESEU Com­mis­sion Shows Re­tail Al­li­ances The Yel­low CardEU's New Farm To Fork Strategy: New La­beling Re­quire­ments And A "Meat Tax" -...
July 2020
Tak­ing Stock: The Out­look for Con­sumer & Re­tail
This year’s Tak­ing Stock: Out­look for Con­sumer & Re­tail re­port is now avail­able. We look at how the in­dustry and con­sumers have coped so far with the COV­ID-19 crisis and what lies ahead, with sec­tor...
19 February 2020
CMS ad­vises Spen­cer Og­den on sig­ni­fic­ant private equity in­vest­ment
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Spen­cer Og­den, a spe­cial­ist glob­al en­ergy and in­fra­struc­ture re­cruit­ment agency, on the sale of a sig­ni­fic­ant stake in the busi­ness to in­ter­na­tion­al private equity...
22 January 2020
CMS ad­vises City­Fibre on FibreN­ation ac­quis­i­tion and new Voda­fone agree­ment
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised City­Fibre, the UK's lead­ing al­tern­at­ive pro­vider of whole­sale fibre net­work in­fra­struc­ture, on its £200 mil­lion ac­quis­i­tion of FibreN­ation from Talk­Talk Group...
8 July 2019
Tak­ing Stock 2019
This CMS re­port, in part­ner­ship with Re­tail Eco­nom­ics, looks at the out­look for the Con­sumer & Re­tail sec­tor in the cur­rent eco­nom­ic cli­mate, from con­sumer spend­ing to sub­sect­or fore­casts and trends to...
14 February 2019
CMS’s Tech Up­date Morn­ing (Lon­don)
Please join us for a morn­ing of top­ic­al leg­al up­dates and prac­tic­al in­sights from CMS’s Tech­no­logy Team. Our con­ten­tious and non-con­ten­tious ex­perts will provide cross-dis­cip­lin­ary per­spect­ive on a...
4 December 2020
Call­ing all fe­male founders. We need YOU!
Three years in­to our start-up pro­gramme, CMS equIP, and we are acutely aware that the ma­jor­ity of our equIP mem­bers have all-male found­ing teams. We have ques­tioned wheth­er this is a situ­ation of our...
11 November 2018
Don't send me an email
I con­sider my­self to be an or­gan­ised sort of per­son. I man­age com­plex cor­por­ate trans­ac­tions on be­half of cli­ents, en­sur­ing that the team works ef­fect­ively, all is­sues are dealt with and all prob­lems...
5 November 2018
Work 4 days a week and let your com­puter re­place you on Fri­days
Dis­cus­sions about tech­no­logy ad­vances, in par­tic­u­lar AI, of­ten fo­cus on neg­at­ive con­cerns about auto­ma­tion lead­ing to wide­spread loss of low skilled jobs. This is a val­id con­sid­er­a­tion and much thought...
5 November 2018
Agile meth­od­o­logy
How do we work bet­ter with our cli­ents. how do we pro­mote di­versity whilst still de­liv­er­ing what our cli­ents want. Tech­no­logy chan­ging the way we work and we need to ad­apt. Fo­cus on out­put not in­put. Want...