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 […]

Available Now – 1H 2019 Industry Reports

Industry Reports Explore Recent M&A Activity and Key Trends

The SDR team is pleased to announce the release of its Industry Reports for 1H 2019. These reports span several economic sectors including consumer products, food & agriculture, manufacturing & distribution, business services, healthcare […]

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 […]

Post-Merger Integration Success Rides On a “Same-Team” Mentality

The word “merger” often evokes images of powerful collaborations and formidable partnerships. While business mergers or acquisitions are generally full of promise (at least at the onset), the full benefits won’t ever come to fruition without successful post-merger integration.

The Harvard Business Review […]

Q1 2018 Industry Reports – Available Now

SDR’s Quarterly Reports Explore Recent M&A Activity and Trends for 10 Industries

We’re pleased to release our latest quarterly industry reports, which cover several economic sectors including consumer products, manufacturing, business services, healthcare, technology and agriculture.

We compiled detailed M&A and investment data and […]

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 analyzed industry-specific developments […]