SDR BLOG

Global Pet Expo 2017: Four Key Trends and Observations

With a record number of exhibitors and attendees again this year, the Thirteenth Annual Global Pet Expo in Orlando was another prime example of the continued growth within the pet industry. We attended the event, […]

Explore Key Q1 2017 Trends and M&A Activity Across 10 Industries

SDR’s Quarterly Reports Contain Valuable Information and Data for Business Owners and CEOs

2017 is off to an intriguing start, with numerous industries experiencing shifts in sentiment and stock performance as a result of the new presidential administration, and others […]

Health, Fitness & Wellness Are Top-of-Mind for Consumers and Investors

A recent Axial article examines how the development of health and wellness industry has translated into investments and M&A activity. The article features health and wellness data from SDR Ventures, including the fact that Natural […]

NEW REPORT: Mergers, Acquisitions and Investment Activity in the Specialty Crop Inputs Space

Several specialty crop inputs segments, especially biologicals and specialty crop nutrition, have seen increasing acquisition and investment interest from private equity and large crop input companies over the past few years. We believe that this has been driven by […]

Mergers and Acquisitions Play a Key Role in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for BI & Analytics

Gartner’s latest “Magic Quadrant” for BI & Analytics now is available, and it shows some really interesting changes since 2016. M&A has been a key factor in many of the changes.

Read on for a quick breakdown of some […]

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, […]

Retail Giant Walmart Jumps the Moose

By Travis Conway, Managing Director, SDR Ventures

The Deal

On February 13, 2017, retailing giant Walmart announced the acquisition of Michigan-based outdoor retailer Moosejaw. In a deal valued at just $51 million, we can be […]

International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) Attracts Agrifood Industry Leaders

The International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta was attended by more than 31,000 people and had over 500,000 sq. ft. of exhibitor space with nearly 1,300 exhibitors. The show is a combination of the International Feed Expo, […]

Discover the Latest M&A Activity, Trends and 2017 Outlooks with SDR’s Q4 2016 Quarterly Reports

SDR’s Quarterly Reports Contain a Wealth of Valuable Trend Information and Data for Your Business

We’re happy to present our Q4 2016 Quarterly Reports for 11 unique industries. In creating each report below, we examined detailed M&A transaction data and […]

SDR’s Jodi Burrows Featured in Article Examining Mars’ Acquisition of Pet Company VCA

In a recent Mergermarket article, author Jeff Sheban outlined the significance of Mars’ $8.8 billion acquisition of the veterinary and dog day-care company VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF). Sheban cited information from SDR Ventures’ VP Jodi Burrows, […]