Building long-term relationships is key for me personally – I want to be the advisor of trust for my clients.
Michael provides overall strategic and operational leadership for Lincoln International’s activities in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Benelux region. He principals the procurement and management of clients, leads deal teams and recruits qualified personnel.
In addition to his operational roles within the firm, Michael is passionate about mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in Germany. He has 25 years of experience advising on M&A, public takeovers, fairness opinions and corporate divestitures. His clients are comprised of large corporations as well as mid-sized privately-owned businesses and leading private equity groups. Michael brings global, cross-border expertise to his projects, helping clients navigate the increasing complexity of transactions, and creating a comprehensive deal experience.
Michael is currently Vice Chairman of Shareholder Value Beteiligungen AG and Vice Chairman of the German software company, SNP SE. Michael is lecturer on the topic of M&A at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
Prior to joining Lincoln International, Michael led M&A at Sal. Oppenheim (Germany), Europe’s largest private bank. Previously, he worked in the investment banking division of Citigroup Global Markets in London and Frankfurt. Michael began his career at EY.
Michael holds a doctorate in corporate finance from Fribourg University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst in the UK.
Lincoln International advised AdEx Partners on its agreement to sell to Capvis
Lincoln International advised AL-KO, a portfolio company of Primepulse, on the sale of AL-KO Air Technology to Trane Technologies
Lincoln International has advised Private shareholders and FSP CAPCELLENCE on the sale of majority stake in ARGO-HYTOS to Voith
Lincoln International advised Webworks on its sale to Customer Collective a portfolio company Down 2 Earth
Lincoln International advised Innovation Industries, Munich Venture Partners, PMV and SET Ventures on the sale of Luxexcel to Meta Platforms
Lincoln International advised private shareholders of Intermate Group on the partnership with Equity Capital Management
Lincoln International is pleased to announce the sale of telexiom GmbH to Qualitest Group, a portfolio company of Bridgepoint
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised a private shareholder on the sale of SEEPEX to Ingersoll Rand
Perspectives featuring Michael Drill
Webinar | Investing in Europe: Q&A on Executing and Financing Deals Post-COVID-19 – Part II
Lincoln International hosted a virtual panel on January 28, 2021, featuring the firm’s experts from across Europe for a Q&A on some of the key considerations and opportunities for investors… Read More
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
Webinar | Investing in Europe: Q&A on Executing and Financing Deals Post-Pandemic – Part I
Lincoln International hosted a virtual panel on October 22, 2020 to discuss considerations and opportunities for investors and businesses alike in the new deal landscape. Professionals from the firm’s European… Read More
M&A Market in Germany: Expected Revival after Coronavirus
Transactions will increasingly be characterized by distressed sales and defensive, less strategically motivated deals The corona crisis has left the global economy and M&A business in an unprecedented state of… Read More
News & Media featuring Michael Drill
Real Deals | Undiscovered Gems
Originally published by Real Deals on May 5, 2022 Dr. Michael Drill, CEO Germany shares that large American and Japanese corporates are willing to invest in the mid-sized companies in Germany.… Read More
Lincoln International Adds Milan Saric-Toplica as Managing Director
Lincoln International, a leading global investment banking advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Milan Saric-Toplica has joined the firm’s Munich office as a Managing Director in Lincoln’s Technology, Media… Read More
GoingPublic | Germany’s M&A Outlook
Originally published by goingpublic on March 10, 2022. Dr. Michael Drill, CEO Germany at Lincoln International, shares insights on current situation of the country’s M&A activity amidst the global economic… Read More
M&A Review | Outlook for the German M&A Market in 2022
Originally published by M&A Review on September 6, 2021. The boom in mergers and acquisitions continues! Since the beginning of the year, the global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) business has… Read More
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Managing Director | Management Board MemberFrankfurt
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