Senior role includes leading DCA’s M&A division
Roseville, CA – DCA Partners (“DCA”), the region’s leading investment bank and affiliated private equity firm, is thrilled to announce the promotion of Brent Haapanen to Managing Director of M&A.
Brent has led several complex buyside and sellside transactions on behalf of DCA clients over the course of his three years with the Firm. Recent deals include Fore A Partners’ sale to Quest Technology Group, Grow West’s acquisitions of Hammer Transport and Clark Trucking, as well as Raley’s sale of Aisle 1 to Anabi Oil, among others.
“Brent has been one of our top deal makers for several years now, having led significant transactions in the food and ag, technology, e-commerce, and transportation and logistics industries, among others,” commented Curt Rocca, Managing Partner at DCA.
Brent is an experienced advisor, leveraging his 15+ years of experience in capital markets to advise clients across all stages of M&A transactions. Prior to DCA, Brent worked as Executive Director at JPMorgan Chase, where he played a key role in expanding the firm’s presence throughout the region. Prior to that he served as a Vice President in Deutsche Bank’s Capital Markets group where he advised large-cap technology companies globally.
“Brent has a unique blend of a strong intellect, creative problem-solving skills, acute attention to detail, and an engaging and persuasive demeanor,” continued Rocca. “These traits, coupled with his bulge bracket experience with firms like Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan, make him an ideal person to lead our clients’ M&A activities.”
DCA Partners has experienced significant growth in recent years, doubling its number of staff since 2018. This has furthered the Firm’s capacity to work with the region’s most prestigious middle-market companies on both buyside and sellside engagements.
About DCA Partners
DCA Partners is a leading Investment Banking and Private Equity firm with significant experience across a broad spectrum of industries, including technology, food and agriculture, energy, distribution and logistics and commercial services. The firm’s investment banking division helps family-owned and other closely held businesses grow through acquisition (buy-side advisory) or maximize the value they receive in a sale of the business (sell-side advisory). Similarly, the Private Equity Investment arm invests in growing family-owned and closely held businesses across a broad spectrum of industries throughout the western United States. DCA can provide investment capital with very flexible structures for a variety of purposes, including growth capital, acquisition financing, and complete company buyouts.
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