Patience is a dealmaking virtue


Good things come to those who wait. Oaklins’ PE specialists Nicholas Walker and José Falgás recount how patience proved a key factor in bringing together appraisal companies Tinsa and Troostwijk Groep, a deal that depended on skilled M&A advice and exactly the right timing. New owner Cinven has transformed Tinsa through its buy-and-build strategy and nearly doubled its initial investment.

But what is the right way to buy and build? In this issue leisure group Parques Reunidos provides the perfect example of how a buy-and-build strategy, coupled with patience and expert M&A guidance, can lead to outstanding success—even in sectors where organic growth is slow.