Dr. Michael Drill

Managing Director | CEO Germany | Chairman of the Management Board
Frankfurt +49 69 97105-461
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.

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

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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

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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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