Top Categories Include “Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year” and “Boutique Investment Bank of the Year”

SDR Ventures, a nationally recognized investment banking firm serving privately held businesses, has been named a finalist for four M&A Advisor Awards for the third consecutive year. Finalists were selected by an independent panel of judges.

SDR was named a finalist in the following categories:

  1. Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year – Acquisition of Van’s Equipment by Sunbelt Rentals
  2. Consumer Discretionary Deal of the Year – Ketelsen Campers Acquisition by Camping World
  3. Telecommunications Services Deal of the Year – Acquisition of Norcast Telecom Networks by Digital West
  4. Boutique Investment Bank of the Year – SDR Ventures

2017 Finalist for Boutique Investment Bank of the Year“We were fortunate to work with some amazing clients with high-quality businesses over the past year,” stated SDR’s Co-Founder Chris Bouck. “After developing a strong relationship with Van’s Equipment over the past few years, we were excited to locate the ideal buyer in Sunbelt Rentals. This certainly is a strong strategic fit and a quality acquisition for Sunbelt as it continues to expand its reach.”

“Likewise, we were able to facilitate a successful transaction for Ketelsen Campers, one of the oldest RV dealers in Colorado,” he continued. “Camping World indicated that this acquisition represented the launch of its strategy of adding companies with strong management and brand recognition that will continue to operate under their legacy names. Our client, Randy Ketelsen, was able to retire from the business and keep his family’s legacy intact.”

“With Norcast Telecom, we were able to synthesize a unique set of shareholder goals with a deal structure that worked well for the entire Norcast ownership group.”

“Finally, we’re excited to be a finalist for Boutique Investment Bank of the Year,” Bouck concluded. “This category and award are a reflection of the quality and culture of our entire team and our ongoing commitment to our clients. At the end of the day, this is what matters most.”

For a complete list of 2017 finalists, please click here.

About The M&A Advisor Awards

The M&A Advisor Awards have been recognizing leading M&A dealmakers and transactions since 2002. The 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards will take place on November 13 at The Metropolitan Club in New York. Held in conjunction with the Annual M&A Advisor Summit, the event will bring together the industry’s leaders to celebrate the finalists and winners.

About SDR Ventures

SDR Ventures is a Denver-based investment banking firm serving private business owners in the lower middle market. SDR offers M&A transaction advisory, private capital formation and business consulting services across a wide range of industries.