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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 decision, we wanted […]