Michael Metzger
Media & Tech Investment Banker
Drake Star Partners

Michael Metzger is a partner at Drake Star Partners, a global media / tech investment bank with approximately 100 professionals across the U.S., Europe and Asia. He advises companies on M&A and growth stage financings and leads the firm’s gaming and digital media practice. His recent transactions include the sale of Echtra Games to Zynga, Lightstream to The Vitec Group, FreshPlanet / SongPop to Vivendi, EyeEm to NewValue, Slightly Mad Studios to Codemasters, Avira to InvestCorp and nWay to Animoca. Previously, Metzger was a senior banker at Houlihan Lokey’s TMT Group, principal at MESA Global and co-founder and principal at Covert & Co. Before that, he held senior management and engineering positions at AT&T, IBM and Mindspeed. He holds five patents in the field of communications and also serves as the chair and board director of the German American Business Association (GABA) in Southern California.


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