“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 […]

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 […]

Talking Shop at IPPE 2018

Last week, I attended the 2018 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, and met with over 30 company CEOs and senior executives to talk about their thoughts and viewpoints on the industry. As a […]

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 […]

What Private Equity’s Huge Capital Pile Means for Business Owners

The “capital superabundance” in private equity is having profound effects on the market

Private equity (PE) firms have an enormous amount of capital that is sitting on the sidelines. Estimates of global private equity “dry powder” totaled nearly $1.5 trillion […]

A Christmas Tradition at SDR Ventures

For the Third Consecutive Year, Our Team Donated Gifts and Volunteered with Operation Christmas Child

December is a jam-packed month filled with holiday parties, way too many sweets in the office and time spent with family and friends. But most […]

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 […]

NEW REPORT: Mergers, Acquisitions and Investment Activity in the Produce Industry

Free Produce Report Available Now

Driven by consumer trends toward healthier foods, the produce industry has performed very well in recent years. Consumer demand for convenience and healthy snack products has led many companies in the industry to evolve beyond […]

New Industry Data Available for Health, Wellness & Beauty Products and Services Industries

Free Detailed M&A and Trend Analysis Tear Sheets – Available Now

Both the Health, Wellness & Beauty Products and Services Industries have benefited in recent years from several macroeconomic and societal trends, and have experienced significant year-over-year growth.


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 […]