About Ben Rudman

Ben Rudman, Director, assists SDR’s middle-market clients in executing mergers and acquisitions and securing equity and private debt financing. He holds a Series 79 securities license. Ben leads SDR’s Food & Beverage and Health & Wellness Teams, including the authorship of quarterly reports for each of these industries. He has robust knowledge of food & beverage and health & wellness value drivers and trends, which has been built from direct dialogue and experience working with business owners and investors.

Millennials and Conscious Consumers Sparking Beauty Care Disruption and M&A

Over the past several years, we’ve witnessed the healthy, natural and ethically sourced trend permeate throughout almost every segment of the food and beverage industry. This trend (which clearly is now here to stay), has since spread to […]

SDR Team Attends FoodBytes! Boulder

FoodBytes! by Rabobank recently hosted an event at the University of Colorado in Boulder. SDR attended the event, which presented a variety of key themes involving global food and the agribusiness industry.

Rabobank is a premier bank that addresses challenges […]

SDR’s Q3 Food & Beverage Report Featured in Food Dive Article

SDR Ventures’ Q3 2016 Food & Beverage Report, which outlines the industry’s latest M&A data and trend information, has been featured in Food Dive, an online food publication.

The […]

SDR’s Food & Beverage Report Featured in Food Dive Articles

Mergers and acquisitions data and trend research from SDR Ventures’ recently released Q2 2016 Food & Beverage Report has been featured in the online food publication, Food Dive.

In the first article, “Report: Alcoholic beverages lead […]

The Benefits of Conducting a Quality of Earnings Study

The key to selling a business is high quality positioning. As your investment banker, we want to tell a clear and accurate story to the market, making sure that the intrinsic and extrinsic elements of value in your business […]

Conscious Consumers Driving Beverage Industry M&A Activity

Beverage World

The latest issue of Beverage World magazine features commentary from SDR Director Ben Rudman on the state of the beverage industry as it experiences a growing “conscious-consumer movement.” In the article, […]

SDR Commentary in Beverage World Reveals Consumer Trends

Beverage World

Industry driven by consumer preference for health, functionality and convenience

The latest issue of Beverage World magazine features commentary from our own Ben Rudman on the state of the non-alcoholic beverage industry. In the article, […]

SDR Commentary in The MHEDA Journal Highlights Key M&A Trends

The MHEDA Journal

The Material Handling Industry’s Distribution Expansion, Strategic Alliances and Dealership Consolidation Are Brought Into Focus

The latest issue of The MHEDA Journal features commentary from our own Ben Rudman on the state of mergers and […]

Decoding the Evolution of the U.S. Industry from 1950 to 2020

IBISWorld’s Media Center recently released an insightful article detailing significant shifts in the U.S. industry over the past sixty years (IBISWorld Inc., The Evolution of US Industry). The U.S. economy is now a heavily service-based economy with […]

Independent Sponsor Model Gaining Traction

For sellers, navigating a market of different types of potential buyers or investors can be uncharted territory. There are subtle yet material differences among different types of financial buyers, all of which may identify themselves as “private equity.” Understanding […]