Examining the Ripple Effects of Blue Buffalo’s Sale to General Mills

General Mills’ landmark deal to acquire Blue Buffalo in an $8 billion cash transaction has once again put the pet food industry in the spotlight. Both sides bring something to the table. The price tag represented more than a […]

Mergers and Acquisitions Play a Key Role in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for BI & Analytics

Gartner’s latest “Magic Quadrant” for BI & Analytics now is available, and it shows some really interesting changes since 2016. M&A has been a key factor in many of the changes.

Read on for a quick breakdown of some of the highlights. […]

How Does an ESOP Work?

Axial

Gary Miller By Gary Miller – Managing Director, Consulting Division, SDR Ventures

Many owners are now considering selling their businesses as they approach retirement age. When considering their exit strategies, they […]

Three Accepted Methods for Taking the Guesswork Out of Business Valuations

The Denver Post Business

Setting a Value Before a Sale is as Much Art as it is Science

Gary Miller - Sell your businessBy Gary Miller – Managing Director, […]

Conscious Consumers Driving Beverage Industry M&A Activity

Beverage World

The latest issue of Beverage World magazine features commentary from SDR Director Ben Rudman on the state of the beverage industry as it experiences a growing “conscious-consumer movement.” In the article, Ben discusses the […]

Amazon’s Increased Logistics Presence Ups Industry Ante

Recently, SDR Vice President Jodi Burrows shared her thoughts on M&A activity and key trends within the logistics industry with the online global supply chain publication EBN. Specifically, Jodi discussed the effects of Amazon’s increased presence in the space.

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Industry Reviews, Market Insights and 2016 Outlook – Now Available!

SDR’s Quarterly Industry Reports Provide Valuable Information for Your Business

SDR Ventures is pleased to present our Q4 2015 Quarterly Industry Reports to help you recognize important trends and understand what recent M&A activity may mean for your business in 2016.

Through our examination of […]

SDR’s 2015 Visual Breakdown and 2016 Outlook

2015 is in the books, and boy was it a very busy (and great) year! We continued to grow our team, closed numerous transactions across five unique industries, volunteered our time and got outside…a lot!

Here’s a visual look back at 2015:
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Must-Attend Event for Manufacturers, Family-Owned Companies and High-Growth Sectors

SDR Ventures is proud to be the title sponsor of the inaugural M2: Manufacturing Growth & Investor Conference. The half-day event, conceived to help manufacturing and supply-chain companies identify new opportunities and evaluate investment options to fund growth, will take place Monday, July […]

5 Traps to Avoid When Negotiating

The Denver Post | Business

Gary MillerBy Gary Miller – Managing Director, Consulting Division, SDR Ventures

Bill had been thinking about selling his company for a couple of years. He and his wife, Carol, wanted […]