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Eva Smolen

Director, Syndicated Finance
ING Commercial Banking

Eva Smolen is a Director in the Loan Capital Markets team at ING in London with a focus on Structured Finance products and CEE. She joined in 2006 initially in the CEE LBO Origination team and moved to Loan Capital Markets in 2007. Previously she worked at Unicredit's CEE Structured Finance Origination Team. Eva has got an over 12 year track record in CEE. Early in her career she was involved in some of the first LBOs in the region including the privatisation of the Bulgarian Telecommunication Company. Since then she has worked on a large number of LBO as well as corporate acquisitions throughout CEE including the TMT transaction Falcon in the Czech Republic, one of the largest Czech LBOs, Lion Capital's acquisition of Russian Alcohol, several LBO transactions for Euromedic a regional healthcare provider, CVC's buyout of the regional beer producer Starbev as well as buyouts for Agros Nova (Food&Beverages, Poland), Emitel (TMT, Poland), and Ceske Radiokomunikace (TMT, Czech Republic), Euromedic (Healthcare, CEE), Stock Spirits (Food & Beverage, CEE), Poult (Food & Beverage, Poland) and more recently Alpha Medical (Healthcare, Czech Republic / Slovakia). Given her long-standing presence in the CEE market, Eva has got a good network and strong relationships with local banks, regional players as well as Western European banks active in CEE. Eva holds an MA in International Business Administration from the University of Vienna and spent one year at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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