SDR BLOG

  • New Orleans CityBusiness

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 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 […]

  • Specialty Crop Inputs Report - Spring 2017

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 […]

  • Gartner Magic Quadrant BI and Analytics

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 […]

  • 15 Years Strong - SDR Ventures

15 Years Strong

Since 2002, SDR Ventures Has Put Business Owners’ Interests First

Our Motivation

From day one, we set out to build the exceptional team and investment banking services that entrepreneurs deserved. While the landscape of the middle market has changed, […]

  • 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 […]