Examining the Ripple Effects of Blue Buffalo’s Sale to General Mills

General Mills’ landmark deal to acquire Blue Buffalo in an $8 billion cash transaction has once again put the pet food industry in the spotlight. Both sides bring something to the table. The price tag represented […]

Just Released: Quarterly Industry Reports

SDR’s Q4 2017 Reports Explore Key Trends and M&A Activity in 10 Industries

The SDR Ventures team is pleased to release its Q4 2017 Quarterly Reports that span several economic sectors including consumer products, agriculture, manufacturing, business services, healthcare and […]

Axial Forum Article Explores Pet Industry M&A and Investment Outlook

SDR’s Jodi Burrows Provides Insights and Data on Pet Industry M&A and Private Equity Interest

In a recent article on the Axial Forum, author Nora Zhou interviewed SDR Ventures’ VP Jodi Burrows to gain her perspective […]

Explore Key Trends and M&A Activity with SDR’s Q3 2017 Quarterly Reports

SDR’s Quarterly Reports Contain a Wealth of Valuable Trend Information and Data for Your Business

We’re pleased to present our Q3 2017 Quarterly Reports for 10 unique industries. In creating each report below, we examined detailed M&A transaction data and […]

Pet Retail – A Changing Landscape

Quick Guide Examines Key Trends, M&A and Investment Activity in the Pet Retail Space

As we watch sweeping changes in the pet retail space, most notably with the recent $3.3 billion acquisition of by […]

Discover Q2 2017 M&A Activity and Trends Across 10 Industries

SDR’s Quarterly Reports Contain Valuable Information and Data for Business Owners and CEOs

In Q2 2017, there were many pivotal M&A developments in multiple industries that SDR works in, such as Amazon’s announced purchase of Whole Foods in the […]

SDR’s “Deal Hound” Pet Report Featured on

In a recent Petfood Industry article, “Q1 pet food industry acquisitions: a microcosm of trends,” the publication’s Managing Editor Lindsay Beaton highlighted the correlation between recent pet M&A transactions and developing pet industry trends. She […]

PetSmart Fetches Major Online Share with Acquisition

The largest e-commerce acquisition ever surprisingly occurred in the pet industry when PetSmart announced its purchase of for $3.35 billion last month. It was only a couple of years ago […]

Global Pet Expo 2017: Four Key Trends and Observations

With a record number of exhibitors and attendees again this year, the Thirteenth Annual Global Pet Expo in Orlando was another prime example of the continued growth within the pet industry. We attended the event, […]

Explore Key Q1 2017 Trends and M&A Activity Across 10 Industries

SDR’s Quarterly Reports Contain Valuable Information and Data for Business Owners and CEOs

2017 is off to an intriguing start, with numerous industries experiencing shifts in sentiment and stock performance as a result of the new presidential administration, and others […]