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Private Equity

The significant level of capital committed to the private equity sector, coupled with the availability of debt, has had a significant effect on pricing levels and competition for assets. Your priority is to have a cohesive strategy in place to ensure that you acquire the right assets and obtain maximum value from your portfolio.

CMS boasts an integrated international group of private equity lawyers across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) able to provide a comprehensive offering to private equity funds. They assist clients through all stages of a fund’s life – from fund formation and administration to actual investments, portfolio monitoring, and exits.

Having advised on the first ever leveraged buyouts in CEE region, our private equity team has been a market leader for many years, advising on some of the largest acquisitions and exits in the region. 

Private equity funds and financial institutions look to CMS for our ability to mobilise large international specialist teams in a seamless and coordinated manner. Our team has a long-standing and close relationship with the private equity industry in CEE and around the world. You benefit from uniquely connected lawyers (both internationally and in their respective local markets) providing clients with access to the latest market information and opportunities as well as helpful introductions to industry contacts.

With anti-trust, tax, employment, banking, commercial and disputes expertise, we can also assist in the protection and growth of your funds and investments. Whether your deal is in the upper or mid private equity or venture market, our specialist lawyers can guide you towards the best business outcome in your home markets and across multiple jurisdictions.

Our CEE Private Equity team has particularly strong experience in consumer products, life sciences & healthcare, infrastructure, financial institutions and services, energy and utilities, technology, media and communications and real estate transactions. 

"[The firm] made a tremendous effort to find a tailor-made solution that served our interests."

Chambers 2018

Clients also praise the quality of the team's counsel, stating that it is a "solid team" that has "gained our trust."

Chambers 2019
High­lights of ex­per­i­ence in Private Equity in Hun­gary
China CEE-Fund and CEE Equity Part­ners on a EUR 200 mil­lion ac­quis­i­tion of 99.9% of Mag­yar Tele­com B.V.’s hold­ings in the In­vi­tel Group by way of a sec­ond­ary buy-out trans­ac­tion and on a EUR 140 mil­lion...


CMS M&A European Out­look 2022: Road to re­cov­ery
Septem­ber 2021 We are pleased to provide you with this year’s edi­tion of the “European M&A Out­look”, pub­lished in co-op­er­a­tion with Mer­ger­mar­ket
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
CMS in Hun­gary
Like the rest of the world, Hun­gary has been af­fected by the glob­al Cov­id-19 pan­dem­ic. The coun­try has ex­per­i­enced strong growth over the last dec­ade, with the auto and elec­tron­ics sec­tors be­ing par­tic­u­larly...
Sign­ing with e-sig­na­ture in CEE
Di­git­al­isa­tion af­fects all as­pects of a busi­ness’s op­er­a­tions, in­clud­ing con­tracts, in­tern­al doc­u­ment­a­tion and em­ploy­ment re­la­tion­ships. The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has cre­ated the need for con­tact­less and...
CMS ad­vises China CEE-Fund and CEE Equity Part­ners on the ac­quis­i­tion of...
CMS has ad­vised China CEE In­vest­ment Co-op­er­a­tion Fund and CEE Equity Part­ners on their ac­quis­i­tion of 99.9% of Mag­yar Tele­com B.V.’s hold­ings in the In­vi­tel Group, in­clud­ing IN­VI­TEL Távközlési Zrt...
Cent­ral and East­ern European M&A mar­kets di­ver­ging
CMS, in co-op­er­a­tion with EMIS, has pub­lished the fifth edi­tion of “Emer­ging Europe M&A Re­port 2015/2016”. The re­port presents the M&A trends for 2016 and an ana­lys­is of M&A deals val­ued over US$...
Emer­ging Europe M&A Re­port 2015/16
We are pleased to bring you Emer­ging Europe M&A Re­port 2015/2016, pub­lished by CMS in co­oper­a­tion with EMIS.The fifth edi­tion of the re­port pulls to­geth­er a list of the biggest M&A trans­ac­tions in 15...
Joint event with HVCA: Trans­ac­tions (Bud­apest)
CMS Bud­apest and HVCA proudly in­vite you and your col­leagues to a busi­ness break­fast and round table dis­cus­sion on “Trans­ac­tions – briefly about trends and chal­lenges of pri­vacy ques­tions and mer­ger...
Spring Break­fast Series: Trans­ac­tions (Bud­apest)
CMS Bud­apest proudly in­vites you and your col­leagues to the next event of the “CMS Spring Break­fast Series", which fo­cuses on M&A trans­ac­tions. AgendaThe present­a­tion will sum­mar­ise spe­cif­ic is­sues...
In­ter­na­tion­al private equity
CMS Camer­on McK­enna has a long-stand­ing and close re­la­tion­ship with the private equity in­dustry across the globe. Our spe­cial­ists have built a strong repu­ta­tion in ad­vising private equity funds and man­age­ment...
Pur­chase price cer­tainty in­creas­ing in European M&A says CMS re­port
In a re­view of more than 2,000 deals done between 2007-2013, CMS’ sixth an­nu­al M&A Study shows that the de­cline in the use of pur­chase price ad­just­ments in M&A deals in Europe con­tin­ued through­out 2013...
Cor­por­ate Talk: Is­sue 2 - Feb­ru­ary 2014
In this edi­tion of Cor­por­ate TALK we fea­ture some of the is­sues that we have been dis­cuss­ing with our cli­ents re­cently. We are also de­lighted that Sir Rod Ald­ridge took the time to talk to us about his...