SDR BLOG

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

2017 Macroeconomic Outlook and Industries to Watch

Economists Expect a Strong 2017, with Oil & Gas Services, Digital Advertising and Pet Grooming & Boarding Among the Top Industries Poised for Growth

Macroeconomic Outlook

Despite the attention that November’s presidential election garnered, and particularly the differing economic […]

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 […]

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 […]

SDR’s 2nd Annual Operation Christmas Child Volunteer Day

This December, 15 members of the SDR team, along with some friends and family, swapped our button-downs for blue jeans for a great day of volunteering. For the second straight year, SDR helped package and ship shoeboxes full of […]

2016 Irrigation Show Reveals Innovation and Tech

The Irrigation Show in Las Vegas was an amazing showcase of new technologies and innovation in irrigation equipment, electronics, sensors, system components, software, data analytics, telemetry and web-based water/irrigation system management platforms. Many of the technologies […]