Roseville, CA – DCA Partners (“DCA”) announced today that Hogan Mfg., Inc. (“Hogan”), an Escalon-based manufacturing company, has purchased Harley Murray, Inc., a leading manufacturer of heavy-equipment hauling trailers. DCA served as the buy-side M&A advisor to Hogan on the acquisition.

The acquisition of Harley Murray expands Hogan’s high-quality, American-made product offerings and allows them to leverage their state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities.

“We are excited to carry on the legacy created by Doug and Jean Murray,” said Hogan CFO, Joe DeBiasio, who led the Hogan acquisition team. “We welcome their employees and customers to the Hogan family and look forward to combining our technology and equipment with Murray’s talented team to take Murray Trailers to the next level.”

Harley Murray, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of heavy-equipment hauling trailers, headquartered in Stockton, California. Harley Murray’s innovative low-bed trailer was the first on the market and has set a high standard within the industry. The company holds patents on its exclusive design features, creating a superior line of production trailers.

“Hogan is a family-owned, customer-centric, and solution-based manufacturer and the acquisition of Murray Trailers presents an opportunity to leverage their innovative manufacturing expertise and strong balance sheet to take on a new and exciting industry,” said Curt Rocca, Managing Partner of DCA.

Parties interested in a confidential conversation about growing their business through acquisition, or selling their business at maximum value, are encouraged to contact Curt Rocca at DCA (see contact info below).


About DCA Partners
Based in Sacramento, DCA is Central Valley’s leading Investment Banking and Private Equity firm. On the Investment Banking side, DCA 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 other closely held businesses in a broad spectrum of industries throughout the region. DCA can provide investment capital with very flexible structures for a variety of purposes, including growth capital, acquisition financing, and complete company buyouts.

About Hogan Mfg., Inc
Hogan Mfg., Inc. was founded in 1944 as a sheet metal shop under the name California Blowpipe and Steel Company. Over its long history, Hogan Mfg., Inc. has fabricated a diverse set of products across a variety of industries. This allowed the Company to make significant investments in its facilities, equipment and technology that has allowed us to continually expand our products and service offerings. Today, the Company provides full-service contract manufacturing to a variety of customers across various industries worldwide. Hogan Mfg., Inc. also designs, engineers, manufactures and sells its own line of accessibility products.

Curt Rocca
Managing Partner
DCA Partners, LLC
(916) 960-5350