Consumer Products

  • Petsmart Chewy.com Deal

Petsmart Fetches Major Online Share with Chewy.com Acquisition

The largest e-commerce acquisition ever surprisingly occurred in the pet industry when Petsmart announced its purchase of Chewy.com for $3.35 billion last month. It was only a couple of years ago […]

  • CPMA Convention and Trade Show

CPMA Convention Showcases Produce Products and Innovations

Last week, Canada’s largest trade show and convention focused on the produce industry, organized by the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA), was held in Toronto, Ontario. This annual event, which rotates through major Canadian cities, is where leading North […]

  • Global Pet Expo

Global Pet Expo 2017: Four Key Trends and Observations

With a record number of exhibitors and attendees again this year, the Thirteenth Annual Global Pet Expo in Orlando was another prime example of the continued growth within the pet industry. We attended the event, […]

  • Q1 2017 Industry Reports

Explore Key Q1 2017 Trends and M&A Activity Across 10 Industries

SDR’s Quarterly Reports Contain Valuable Information and Data for Business Owners and CEOs

2017 is off to an intriguing start, with numerous industries experiencing shifts in sentiment and stock performance as a result of the new presidential administration, and others […]

  • Axial Forum

Health, Fitness & Wellness Are Top-of-Mind for Consumers and Investors

A recent Axial article examines how the development of health and wellness industry has translated into investments and M&A activity. The article features health and wellness data from SDR Ventures, including the fact that Natural […]

  • Walmart Moosejaw Acquisition

Retail Giant Walmart Jumps the Moose

By Travis Conway, Managing Director, SDR Ventures

The Deal

On February 13, 2017, retailing giant Walmart announced the acquisition of Michigan-based outdoor retailer Moosejaw. In a deal valued at just $51 million, we can be certain […]

  • Q4 2016 Quarterly Reports

Discover the Latest M&A Activity, Trends and 2017 Outlooks with SDR’s Q4 2016 Quarterly Reports

SDR’s Quarterly Reports Contain a Wealth of Valuable Trend Information and Data for Your Business

We’re happy to present our Q4 2016 Quarterly Reports for 11 unique industries. In creating each report below, we examined detailed M&A transaction data and […]

  • Mergermarket

SDR’s Jodi Burrows Featured in Article Examining Mars’ Acquisition of Pet Company VCA

In a recent Mergermarket article, author Jeff Sheban outlined the significance of Mars’ $8.8 billion acquisition of the veterinary and dog day-care company VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF). Sheban cited information from SDR Ventures’ VP Jodi Burrows, including […]

  • Pet Industry: Pet Parenting Trend

Exploring the Economic Effects of the Pet Parenting Trend

The majority of American households are more likely to have pets than children. Two-thirds of pet owners have several companion animals from various species. Recent demographic trends indicate that millennials may even prefer owning a pet instead of having […]

  • Food Dive

Several Factors Point to 2017 Food and Beverage M&A Bounce-Back

In a recent Food Dive feature article, author Carolyn Heneghan sought perspective from SDR Ventures’ Food and Beverage Director Ben Rudman and Mergermarket’s Deputy Editor Anthony Valentino to help paint the landscape for future food and […]