Portrait of Katie Nagy De Nagybaczon

Katie Nagy De Nagybaczon

Co-Head of the CMS Consumer Products Group

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
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

  • Sony Pictures Television on the sale of its entire UK channels portfolio to US investment firm Narrative Capital.
  • Macquarie Capital as main investor, together with Daiwa Energy & Infrastructure and Aberdeen Standard Investments, on the acquisition of a majority stake in the fibre optic network in rural areas owned by MásMóvil, which will cover more than 1.1 million Spanish households.
  • Global digital performance publisher XLMedia on its US$26 million acquisition of multichannel sports betting digital media platform, Sports Betting Dime.
  • 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.
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Dec 2019 - Female Entrepreneurs: gender diversity across the UK’s high-growth ecosystem, Newable Beauhurst

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  • 2002 – LPC, College of Law
  • 2001 – LLB in European Legal Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol
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