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 […]

SDR Ventures Joins Geneva Capital Group’s International Network of Deal Makers

SDR Ventures is pleased to announce that it has become a member of Geneva Capital Group (GCG), a global network of M&A Advisory, Investment Banking and Corporate Finance firms. It is our common goal to support companies and business owners across […]

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 […]

Webinar: SDR Ventures and Ag Equipment Intelligence Discuss Agricultural Capital Markets and Driving Value in Your Business

How to Increase the Value of Your Business

SDR Ventures’ Director of Agribusiness, Eric Bosveld, recently teamed up alongside Ag Equipment Intelligence to host a webinar which discussed the current conditions in the agricultural capital markets and what private business owners […]

Podcast: SDR’s Eric Bosveld Discusses How Food Industry Owners Can Drive Business Value & Start Preparing for an Eventual Exit

SDR Ventures’ Director of Food and Agribusiness, Eric Bosveld, was featured on a recent podcast with Peter Chapman from SKUFood.

Peter, along with his partner Gary Morton, formed SKUFood to help business owners in the food […]

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 […]