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 […]

Available Now: Spring/Summer 2019 Produce Report

SDR’s Spring/Summer 2019 Produce Report explores these trends and includes a performance analysis of produce-related public companies and a data-driven analysis of private and public company M&A transactions, deal multiples and private placement activity over the past several years.

The full report is […]

April Produce Deals May Bring Welcome Change to the Produce Industry

M&A Insights: Earthbound and Bolthouse Farms Transactions

On April 11th, Danone and Taylor Farms announced separately that Taylor Farms had successfully completed the acquisition of Danone’s Earthbound Farms for an undisclosed amount.  Also in early April, Campbell’s announced it had reached […]

Podcast: SDR’s Eric Bosveld Discusses How Food Industry Owners Can Drive Business Value & Start Preparing for an Eventual Exit

SDR Ventures’ Director of Food and Agribusiness, Eric Bosveld, was featured on a recent podcast with Peter Chapman from SKUFood.

Peter, along with his partner Gary Morton, formed SKUFood to help business owners in the food […]

PRODUCE REPORT: M&A, Investment Activity and Key Trends in the Produce Industry

Free Summer 2018 Produce Report Available Now

As consumers continue to incorporate healthier eating habits into their daily routines, the Produce Industry is responding with product and packaging innovations that drive consumption and convenience. However, the industry is facing significant headwinds such as […]

Talking Shop at IPPE 2018

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 merger and acquisitions advisor, those […]

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 a strictly commodity-driven […]

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 the market entry […]

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 and products share […]