SDR BLOG

2017 Macroeconomic Outlook and Industries to Watch

Economists Expect a Strong 2017, with Oil & Gas Services, Digital Advertising and Pet Grooming & Boarding Among the Top Industries Poised for Growth

Macroeconomic Outlook

Despite the attention that November’s presidential election garnered, and particularly the differing economic […]

Exploring the Economic Effects of the Pet Parenting Trend

The majority of American households are more likely to have pets than children. Two-thirds of pet owners have several companion animals from various species. Recent demographic trends indicate that millennials may even prefer owning a pet instead of having […]

Several Factors Point to 2017 Food and Beverage M&A Bounce-Back

In a recent Food Dive feature article, author Carolyn Heneghan sought perspective from SDR Ventures’ Food and Beverage Director Ben Rudman and Mergermarket’s Deputy Editor Anthony Valentino to help paint the landscape for future food […]

SDR’s 2nd Annual Operation Christmas Child Volunteer Day

This December, 15 members of the SDR team, along with some friends and family, swapped our button-downs for blue jeans for a great day of volunteering. For the second straight year, SDR helped package and ship shoeboxes full of […]

2016 Irrigation Show Reveals Innovation and Tech

The Irrigation Show in Las Vegas was an amazing showcase of new technologies and innovation in irrigation equipment, electronics, sensors, system components, software, data analytics, telemetry and web-based water/irrigation system management platforms. Many of the technologies […]

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) […]

Millennials and Conscious Consumers Sparking Beauty Care Disruption and M&A

Over the past several years, we’ve witnessed the healthy, natural and ethically sourced trend permeate throughout almost every segment of the food and beverage industry. This trend (which clearly is now here to stay), has since spread to […]

SDR Team Attends FoodBytes! Boulder

FoodBytes! by Rabobank recently hosted an event at the University of Colorado in Boulder. SDR attended the event, which presented a variety of key themes involving global food and the agribusiness industry.

Rabobank is a premier bank that addresses challenges […]

SDR’s Q3 Food & Beverage Report Featured in Food Dive Article

SDR Ventures’ Q3 2016 Food & Beverage Report, which outlines the industry’s latest M&A data and trend information, has been featured in Food Dive, an online food publication.

The […]

Q3 2016 Quarterly Reports: Featuring the Latest M&A Activity, Industry Trends and Outlook

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

We’re pleased to present our Q3 2016 Quarterly Reports. In creating each of our 11 industry reports, we examined detailed financial and transaction data and […]