Free Fall 2018 Produce Report Available Now

As produce industry participants prepare to showcase their latest innovations and newest products at the PMA Fresh Summit in Orlando this week, several concerns remain top-of-mind including food safety issues and ongoing trade disputes with China. Meanwhile, industry participants […]

Free Download – Pet Industry Primer Examines Key Business Owner Decisions and Provides an Industry Snapshot

In anticipation of the inaugural Pets & Money Summit this December, we’ve prepared a pet industry primer that is designed to help pet business owners consider where to focus their efforts over the coming months and years. The guide is available for […]

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 […]

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. […]