Michael Drill, Managing Director and CEO, Germany of Lincoln International, shares highlights from his career of more than 25 years in M&A – from physical files and data rooms to today’s virtual world. Starting in Switzerland in 1991, Michael has worked on over 80 closed deals and continues to be involved in five or six a year, in addition to his managment duties. So, he has a firm grasp of not only how dealmaking has changed, but also how technology has evolved alongside it.
Lincoln International is a global investment banking advisory firm focused on the midmarket. Headquartered in Chicago, the firm has more than 600 professionals across 21 locations in 16 countries – a global footprint with strong local presence in the world’s most important markets.
With more and more information and documents that need to be provided for transparency, Michael says data room analytics is key to understanding behaviors of buyers that, in turn, enables them to advise clients more effectively. With the advancement of M&A technology, dealmakers around the world now have the tools they need to succeed across the entire deal lifecycle. From automated redaction to streamlined Q&A. From eye-opening analytics to branded reporting. These are the tools to keep your deal moving.
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