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 […]

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 […]

SDR Ventures is Awarded Best M&A Transaction Advisory Firm by Acquisition International

SDR Ventures is honored to announce that it has been recognized as the Best M&A Transaction Advisory Firm in the 2019 Business Excellence Awards hosted by Acquisition International (“AI”).  AI is a corporate finance publication that has been highlighting exceptional financial […]

Axial Names SDR Ventures a Top 20 Lower Middle Market Investment Bank in Q1

SDR Ventures, a nationally recognized investment banking firm serving privately held businesses, has been named the #7 investment bank in Axial’s Top 20 Lower Middle Market Investment Banks in Q1. The winners are based on Axial’s league tables, which take into account […]

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 […]