The Impacts of COVID-19 on Lower Middle Market M&A Deals

The Changing Structure of LMM Deals

It has been a historically chaotic year. Global health and social concerns are at the forefront in all of our thinking, as well as the resulting economic uncertainty. So how will all of this impact […]

The Biden Tax Proposal: What You Need to Know

How the Future Capital Gains Tax Is a Threat to Your Business Value

It has been a historically chaotic year. Global health and social issues are at the forefront of everyone’s mind, but there is one initiative that you may be […]

What We Learned From a Police Department’s Dramatic Overhaul

This has been a year of upheaval in so many ways. In the noise we can choose to focus on negatives, or we can look for opportunities to improve. One jarring topic has been a call to “defund the police” in the […]

In an Ever-Changing World, Broad Industry Awareness Is Key

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that change comes at us quickly, without warning, and occasionally from where we least expect. Industry disruptions, global supply chain shifts, changes in consumer tastes and demand, and even global pandemics can derail a lifetime […]

Three Simple Rules While Selling Your Business

When we meet with new clients, we often find that they have some misconceptions about selling their business. That’s only natural, so we present three non-negotiable best practices right up front. We’ll share them with you here, no charge.

Number One: […]

Denver Business Journal – Table of Experts: Selling Your Business

SDR Ventures’ Principal, Chris Bouck, recently participated in Denver Business Journal‘s Table of Experts series where he and other industry experts discussed the topic “Selling Your Business.”

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“What’s the next […]

Private Equity and the Produce Industry – Part 2: Key Business Attributes that Drive Value in a Private Equity Recap

The Private Equity (PE) community is an important source of capital for exiting private business owners and in recent years, have been increasingly active in the Produce Industry.  For example, Agribusiness-focused Blue Road Capital recently acquired B&W Quality Growers from Boyne Capital. […]

Private Equity and the Produce Industry – Part 1: How PE Views Real Property in Valuing Produce Businesses

Over the years, many grower/packers have strived to own a larger percentage of the land they farm, as a strategy to increase the value of their business.  By increasing control of product supply and the quality of the produce they pack and […]

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 […]

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