SMB Owners: Ignored No More

One of the largest segments of businesses in the U.S. has been largely ignored by investment banks, but we’re here to change that.

What is SMB?

We define companies with approximately $500,000-$2,000,000 of annual discretionary earnings as Small and Midsize Businesses (SMB). […]

PRODUCE REPORT: M&A, Investment Activity and Key Trends in the Produce Industry

Free Summer 2018 Produce Report Available Now

As consumers continue to incorporate healthier eating habits into their daily routines, the Produce Industry is responding with product and packaging innovations that drive consumption and convenience. However, the industry is facing significant headwinds such as […]

Digging In With a Businessman’s Review

For Business Owners Looking to Optimize Operations and Prepare for an Exit in the Next 1-3 Years, a Businessman’s Review Can Help Set a Baseline and Outline Actionable Goals

There are numerous reasons why business owners enlist the help of investment banks, most […]

“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 […]

15 Years Strong

Since 2002, SDR Ventures Has Put Business Owners’ Interests First

Our Motivation

From day one, we set out to build the exceptional team and investment banking services that entrepreneurs deserved. While the landscape of the middle market has changed, SDR’s motivation and […]

Is It Smart to Attempt an M&A Transaction on Your Own?

Many business owners will consider the use of an investment bank to help sell their company. When determining whether or not to hire an investment bank, it’s essential also to consider the pros and cons of a “do-it-yourself” (DIY) approach. […]

Making the First Contact in Negotiations Could Save Money

Silicon Valley Globe Business

Gary Miller

By Gary Miller – Managing Director, Consulting Division, SDR Ventures

I often receive inquiries from business owners who are negotiating to buy or sell a […]

Valuing a Business for Sale is Part Art, Part Science

Albuquerque Journal

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

Many sellers of privately owned businesses overvalue their companies. This mistake is a major reason why businesses fail […]

Event Lookback: M2 Highlights Manufacturing and Food & Beverage Financing Trends and Opportunities

The 2nd Annual M2 Conference: Growth & Financing Strategies for Manufacturers, held recently at the Tivoli Ballroom in Denver, Colorado, featured strategic insights from some of the region’s top experts in manufacturing and finance.

Panels of manufacturers and finance professionals discussed topics ranging […]