It’s an exciting time to advise clients in the consumer sector. Major changes in consumer preferences and how products are purchased create a rich environment for business owners and investors to succeed.
Dirk leads Lincoln International’s consumer and retail investment banking advisory services for Germany, Switzerland and Austria. He has nearly 20 years of experience in investment banking and has led numerous mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporate finance transactions for pan-European corporate clients as well as financial sponsors.
Among his recent successes are advising on the sale of J.A. Woll Handels GmbH to the B & M Group, which was an important milestone for the entry of the English non-food discounter into the German market. He also advised EQT on the acquisition of the bakery discount chain backwerk. In the fashion retail sector, he advised Gerry Weber on the acquisition of Hallhuber. In addition, he has worked with various financial investors in the most recent transactions in consumer electronics, furniture, cosmetics and workwear sectors.
Prior to joining Lincoln, Dirk provided M&A advisory services at Raymond James. He began his career at Credit Suisse First Boston and gained further sector and transaction experience at Sal. Oppenheim, Société Générale and IKB.
Dirk holds a master‘s degree in business studies from the University of Cologne, Germany and took further management courses at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as well as at the IMD business school in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Recent Transactions in Germany
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that elexis, a subsidiary of SMS group, has sold HEKUMA to Dürr
Lincoln International has exclusively advised TRUMPF in raising growth capital and selling a majority stake in its 3D metal printing start-up, One Click Metal
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised H&T Presspart on the acquisition of novelex AG from Liberta Partners
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has supported the specialty chemicals company Pulcra Chemicals on the acquisition of Devan from Pentahold
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised Liveo Research AG, a portfolio company of Lindsay Goldberg Europe GmbH, on the sale of its cards solutions business to DUBAG Group
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised private shareholders led by Quartum Kapital on the sale of Vinylit to Laumann group / VEKA
Lincoln International exclusively advised GreenFlux management and shareholders on the sale to DKV
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised the founders and shareholders of KMK Kinderzimmer on the sale of a majority stake to Franz Haniel & Cie.
Perspectives featuring Dirk Damegger
European Deal Making in 2020: Insights on Selling, Buying and Opportunities for Investors
Businesses across Europe are facing challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic every day. Despite the challenges, there have been several bright spots—presenting opportunities for private equity and corporate investors. Lincoln… Read More
From Handbags to Athleisure, European Private Equity Investors Splurge on Luxury
Twenty years ago, Net-a-Porter (now YNAP following merger with Italy’s Yoox) started selling high-end fashion online. While its entrance to the luxury goods market was met with reluctance, it paved… Read More
Meet our Senior Team in Germany
I am enthusiastic about creating sustainable growth and the highest value for our clients, and strive to leave a positive footprint beyond any successful M&A transaction.
Managing Director | Management Board MemberFrankfurt
Building long-term relationships is key for me personally – I want to be the advisor of trust for my clients.
Dr. Michael Drill
Managing Director | Chairman of the Management Board | CEO GermanyFrankfurt