No one should question that success in M&A is about making the optimal deal. It isn't just a dream - the best partner does exist. Some advisers don't believe in the optimal deal, even though it is out there by definition. Other advisers strive for it through a combination of finance and negotiation. Sounds good, but the truth is that the optimal transaction requires a combination of those two skills as well as three others: strategy, arbitrage and methodology. We like to call them The Three Graces. Also, we believe in a fully-integrated approach to M&A where everything we do is logically connected to achieving the optimal transaction.
In short, we believe that M&A should be done in two stages: thinking, then linking, hence the name of our firm. ThinkingLinking is a methodology-based firm focused on the life sciences, 'pharmanaturals' and ingredient space.