Drake Star Partners appoints Metzger as partner

Drake Star Partners, a technology, media and communications-focused investment bank, has named Michael Metzger as a partner in the Los Angeles office. Previously, Metzger was a senior investment banker at Houlihan Lokey’s TMT group.


LOS ANGELES (March 15, 2018) – Award-winning technology, media and communications global investment bank Drake Star Partners announced today that seasoned media and Internet investment banker Michael Metzger is joining the firm as a Partner in the Los Angeles office. Michael will be focusing on media, Internet and the tech sectors.

This announcement follows Drake Star Partners’ recent office launch in San Francisco back in September 2017, with Mark Bradt joining as the firm’s first Partner based in the Bay Area. Michael Metzger’s appointment as a Los Angeles-based Partner further extends Drake Star Partners’ coverage in the West Coast.

Gregory Bedrosian, Managing Partner and Co-CEO at Drake Star Partners, commented: “Michael brings over 20 years of experience as an accomplished investment banker and tech executive, having worked on many industry-defining media and tech cross-border transactions.” Bedrosian continued: “A German national with an intimate knowledge of the West Coast’s local media and technology sectors, Michael’s international profile fits perfectly with Drake Star Partners’ global culture and reach. My colleagues and I are delighted to welcome Michael to the Drake Star family and I look forward to working with him.”

Michael Metzger added: “Drake Star Partners keeps going from strength to strength, displaying an impressive track-record of disruptive transactions that are set to change our world. In addition, the firm’s growing local presence in the West Coast along with its expanding global footprint make it an exciting time for me to join Drake Star Partners on its continued growth path. I look forward to leveraging my transaction experience, deep sector expertise and understanding of the global and local LA media, Internet and tech landscapes to further strengthen Drake Star Partners’ positioning as a global leader in cross-border dealmaking.”

Prior to joining Drake Star Partners, Michael was a senior investment banker at Houlihan Lokey’s TMT group based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Previously, Michael was a Principal at MESA Global, a merchant bank and advisory firm that specialized in digital media, Internet and entertainment space. Prior to MESA, he was a Co-Founder and Principal of Internet and digital media focused Investment Bank Covert & Co based in Los Angeles. Before that, Michael held senior management, corporate development and engineering positions at AT&T, IBM, Conexant and Mindspeed.

About Drake Star Partners
Drake Star Partners is a global investment banking firm serving the technology, media and communications sectors (TMC) with offices in New York, London, Paris, Munich, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Berlin, Amsterdam, Geneva and Tokyo. The firm focuses on M&A and corporate finance for its clients worldwide. Drake Star Partners completed over 300 transactions since 2004, 70% of which are cross-border.

Drake Star Partners is the marketing name for the global investment bank Drake Star Partners Limited and its subsidiaries and affiliates. In the USA, all securities are transacted through Drake Star Securities LLC. In the USA, Drake Star Securities LLC is regulated by FINRA and is a member of SIPC. © 2016 Drake Star Partners.