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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Post-Merger Integration Success Rides On a “Same-Team” Mentality

The word “merger” often evokes images of powerful collaborations and formidable partnerships. While business mergers or acquisitions are generally full of promise (at least at the onset), the full benefits won’t ever come to fruition without successful post-merger integration.

The Harvard Business Review […]

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 […]