Private Equity Roundtable: State of the Lower Middle Market

Roundtable Overview

During a recent virtual roundtable hosted by GF Data, SDR’s Scott Mitchell joined fellow M&A professionals to discuss the state of lower-middle market M&A and private capital markets. The roundtable consisted of 40+ professionals from the Rocky Mountain […]

M&A Roundtable Takeaways: Preparing for a Transaction

Roundtable Overview

During a recent virtual roundtable hosted by Axial, SDR’s Scott Mitchell joined fellow M&A professionals to discuss common questions and concerns of business owners looking to complete a transaction process.

The questions and discussion framework were provided […]

Axial Recognizes SDR Ventures as Top 10 Sell-Side M&A Advisor in Consumer Industry

SDR Ventures Credited Among Top 50 Lower Middle Market Consumer Investors & M&A Advisors

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Denver Business Journal – Table of Experts: Selling Your Business

SDR Ventures’ Principal, Chris Bouck, recently participated in Denver Business Journal‘s Table of Experts series where he and other industry experts discussed the topic “Selling Your Business.”

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“What’s the next […]

Private Equity and the Produce Industry – Part 2: Key Business Attributes that Drive Value in a Private Equity Recap

The Private Equity (PE) community is an important source of capital for exiting private business owners and in recent years, have been increasingly active in the Produce Industry.  For example, Agribusiness-focused Blue Road Capital recently acquired B&W Quality Growers from Boyne Capital. […]

Private Equity and the Produce Industry – Part 1: How PE Views Real Property in Valuing Produce Businesses

Over the years, many grower/packers have strived to own a larger percentage of the land they farm, as a strategy to increase the value of their business.  By increasing control of product supply and the quality of the produce they pack and […]

A Lifetime of Work Deserves More Than a Sales Pitch

Why SDR Doesn’t Participate in the Competitive Bid “Bake Off”

When business owners are ready to sell, it’s not unusual to see an “RFP,” request for proposal. Prospective sellers announce they are looking for an investment banking firm to help. Come […]

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 […]

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