Our Fresh Take on United Fresh

We had the opportunity to attend the United Fresh Expo and Convention in Chicago. This major trade show is one of North America’s premier events focused on the entire produce industry, including buyers and suppliers. This […]

SDR’s “Deal Hound” Pet Report Featured on PetfoodIndustry.com

In a recent Petfood Industry article, “Q1 pet food industry acquisitions: a microcosm of trends,” the publication’s Managing Editor Lindsay Beaton highlighted the correlation between recent pet M&A transactions and developing pet industry trends. She […]

U.S. Oil & Gas Industry Benefiting from Mexico’s Growth

Mexico’s growing middle class is rapidly becoming Gulf Coast refiners’ gain. In a recent article published in New Orleans CityBusiness, reporter Joe Michael outlined this growing trend. He interviewed SDR’s Energy Director […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

NEW REPORT: Mergers, Acquisitions and Investment Activity in the Specialty Crop Inputs Space

Several specialty crop inputs segments, especially biologicals and specialty crop nutrition, have seen increasing acquisition and investment interest from private equity and large crop input companies over the past few years. We believe that this has been driven by […]

Mergers and Acquisitions Play a Key Role in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for BI & Analytics

Gartner’s latest “Magic Quadrant” for BI & Analytics now is available, and it shows some really interesting changes since 2016. M&A has been a key factor in many of the changes.

Read on for a quick breakdown of some […]

International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) Attracts Agrifood Industry Leaders

The International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta was attended by more than 31,000 people and had over 500,000 sq. ft. of exhibitor space with nearly 1,300 exhibitors. The show is a combination of the International Feed Expo, […]