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 […]

“Industry Expert” vs. “Generalist” Investment Banks

We are often asked whether we are industry experts, and we welcome this question. As you consider hiring an investment bank, this can be an important factor in your decision-making process. While many other elements will certainly influence your decision, we wanted […]

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 are clearly understood. […]

‘Alternative’ Investments Require Extra Diligence, Caution

Albuquerque Journal

Gary Miller - Sell your businessBy Gary Miller – Managing Director, Consulting Division, SDR Ventures

It is no secret the U.S. economy is performing poorly.

First-quarter 2016 gross domestic product, the broadest measure of […]