Just Released – Q2 2018 & 1H 2018 Industry Reports

Industry Reports Explore Recent M&A Activity and Key Trends

The SDR team is pleased to release its Q2 2018 and 1H 2018 Industry Reports that span several economic sectors including consumer products, food & agriculture, manufacturing & distribution, business services, healthcare and technology.

In […]

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 […]

SDR Provides Pet Industry Insights to CNBC and U.S. News & World Report

In a recent article that appeared on CNBC.com and U.S. News & World Report, reporter Coryanne Hicks enlisted several stock market strategists and pet industry experts to provide insights into the rapidly expanding pet industry and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Products and Key Observations from Global Pet Expo

I recently had the opportunity to attend Global Pet Expo, one of the premier trades hows for the pet industry, held annually in Orlando. The American Pet Products Association (APPA), which hosts the show along with the Pet Industry […]

Beauty Industry Seeing New Trends and Earlier Investments

In a recent Axial Middle Market Review article, author Meghan Daniels explored new trends in the beauty industry and the consequent effects on M&A and investments in the space. She called upon numerous health & wellness experts, including SDR […]

Alternative Approaches to the 4% Retirement Rule

Many people approaching retirement age have worked within the expectation of the 4%-Per-Year Retirement Rule. Nearly 25 years ago, financial adviser Bill Bengen wrote that withdrawing 4% of one’s “nest egg” per year in retirement would be offset by […]

“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 […]