Anita Horváth joined the Budapest office of White & Case in September 2006 as a member of our M&A, Private Equity, Project Finance and Infrastructure practice groups.
Anita mainly advises on international mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. She also has considerable experience advising on infrastructure and project finance transactions, including the first PPP refinancing project in Central and Eastern Europe. Her deep knowledge of motorway projects originates from a secondment in 2007 to a White & Case client a Hungarian company with a concession from the Hungarian Minister of Economy and Transport to develop and operate the M6 motorway.
Her recent, significant experience includes advising:
- The largest single investor in Central and Eastern Europe and a private equity co-investor in their €20 million co-investment in the newly-formed Hungarian technology company, a global point of sale processor of electronic prepaid products and services and a provider of enhanced mobile services for global communications and commerce;
- A Hungarian company specializing in energy efficiency and alternative energy projects in Hungary and CEE, and the company's former sole shareholder, in the subscription for shares by a Japanese conglomerate, representing 20% of the company;
- An international investment firm that invests in assets in environmental and emissions markets worldwide, and its co-investor, an Austrian venture capital, in their subscription of new shares in a Hungarian company that designs and markets industrial and municipal wastewater treatment plants that use unique organic treatment methods;
- A consortium composed of leading construction companies in connection with their bid for the concession to develop build and operate the M3 expressway between Nyíregyháza and Vásárosnamény;
- A government entity in relation to the service agreement between the Hungarian State and the State Motorway Management Company (ÁAK), planned to be realized in an availability fee-based PPP structure;
- A Hungarian company with a concession from a government body to develop and operate the M6 motorway in Hungary in connection with legal issues relating to its achievement of final completion of the construction and testing of the M6 motorway under the concession contract;
- A U.S. publicly traded company, Hungary's number one alternative network provider, and the Dutch holding company of the network provider, in connection with the offering by one of the U.S. publicly traded company's subsidiaries of €200 million aggregate principal amount of Floating Rate Notes due in 2013, listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, working in cooperation with White & Case's London office;
- The owners of Hungary's number one alternative network provider, including two leading CEE private equity firms and senior management of the network provider, in their sale of 100 per cent of the share capital of the owner of 99.98 per cent of the network provider, to a U.S. publicly traded company for a total consideration of €470 million;
- In what was the largest rental transaction in Hungary in 2008, one of the largest banks in Hungary, as it selected the location of its campus-like 52,000 sqm headquarters at the Millennium City Center in Budapest; and
- A government agency in its review of the model state aid contracts it planned to conclude with the beneficiaries with respect to funding from the European Union's structural and cohesion funds.
Bars and Courts
Pest County Bar, 2008
JD, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 2004
Faculty of Economics, FernUniversität, Hagen, Germany, 1999
Awards and Recognition
Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2014