Pocket Gamer Connects London 2019 will happen on January 21st to 22nd. To provide you a style of what to anticipate, we’ll often be publishing interviews with the audio system on the present.

For extra particulars on PGC London and to e-book a ticket, head to the web site right here.

In in the present day’s Speaker Highlight we’re speaking to Drake Star Companions associate Michael Metzger, who will supply his experience on our panel entitled ‘Funding The Subsequent High Grossing Gaming Firms’.

Metzger is a associate at Drake Star Companions, a world media and tech funding financial institution, and supplies M&A and financing advisory companies to media, web and tech firms.

Beforehand, Metzger was a senior banker at Houlihan Lokey’s TMT group, principal at MESA International, co-founder and Principal at Covert & Co, and held senior administration and engineering positions at AT&T, IBM and Mindspeed.

Michael holds 5 patents within the area of communications and he additionally serves as a board director of the German American Enterprise Affiliation (GABA) and as a vice-chair of the Southern California Chapter.

Metzger acquired an MSEE from College of Ulm, Germany and an MBA from the College of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Anderson College of Administration.

PocketGamer.biz: May you inform us a bit concerning the firm?

Michael Metzger: Drake Star Companions is a world media/tech funding financial institution with over 85 professionals throughout the US, Europe and Asia.

What does your position entail?

Deal with M&A and progress stage financings within the digital media and gaming house

Why did you wish to work within the video games trade?

It is enjoyable!

What recommendation would you give to anybody trying to get into it?

Simply do it!

What are your ideas on the trade within the final 12 months?

Continued consolidation.

What main developments do you expect within the subsequent 12 months?

The rise of cellular subscription companies.

How has the video games trade modified because you first began?

Sure, at time video games have been solely distributed on console and PC. Now cellular is the most important section.

Which a part of the Connects occasion are you most wanting ahead to and why?

Assembly CEOs of attention-grabbing video games firms.

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