Chris Bouck

About Chris Bouck

Chris Bouck has his Series 62, Series 63 and Series 79 securities licenses and has 25 years of experience in strategic and transaction advisory services. As a Principal at SDR Ventures, Chris works closely with clients executing mergers and acquisitions, securing equity and debt financing, and implementing strategic initiatives aimed at maximizing shareholder value.

Three Simple Rules While Selling Your Business

When we meet with new clients, we often find that they have some misconceptions about selling their business. That’s only natural, so we present three non-negotiable best practices right up front. We’ll share them with you here, no charge.

Number One: […]

Mega Investment Banks Hunting Mid-Market Deals. Ask Yourself Why.

The phone rings. A big investment banking firm – a firm you’ve seen in the news – is on the line. They’re interested in managing the sale of your lower middle market business. It’s flattering. But why is a firm known for […]

Who’s Looking Out for You? A Specialist in Your Field, or a Specialist in Your Transaction?

We’re often struck by how little – even experienced business owners – understand about the role of investment bankers. Then it occurs to us, even some in our field may misunderstand our role.

One thing we’re certain of, when a business owner comes […]

Six Business Lessons Learned From The Mountain

I spend a lot of time in the office, in meetings, and online, always looking for more information and insights to help our team serve our clients’ interests. It’s important to stay ahead of the next disruption and understand the ever-changing economic […]

Alternative Approaches to the 4% Retirement Rule

Many people approaching retirement age have worked within the expectation of the 4%-Per-Year Retirement Rule. Nearly 25 years ago, financial adviser Bill Bengen wrote that withdrawing 4% of one’s “nest egg” per year in retirement would be offset by […]

New Industry Data Available for Health, Wellness & Beauty Products and Services Industries

Free Detailed M&A and Trend Analysis Tear Sheets – Available Now

Both the Health, Wellness & Beauty Products and Services Industries have benefited in recent years from several macroeconomic and societal trends, and have experienced significant year-over-year growth.

The […]

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 approaches of each […]

SDR Ventures’ Travis Conway Named an Emerging Leaders Award Winner by The M&A Advisor

SDR Ventures is proud to announce that our President and Managing Director Travis Conway has been named as a winner of the 7th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards, presented by The M&A Advisor.

The M&A Advisor, known globally for its recognition […]

Colorado’s Economy Continues to Ride Post-Recession High

Colorado’s economy outpaced national averages in unemployment rate and job growth in 2015, and the outlook for 2016 remains strong.

Colorado’s unemployment rate was far lower than the national average of 5.0%, finishing 2015 at 3.3%. In fact, Colorado’s overall unemployment has dropped […]