About the Deal
HELGESEN, headquartered in Hartford, Wisconsin, is a globally recognized company with manufacturing and engineering facilities in the U.S., Poland, China, and Brazil. Over the past four decades, Helgesen has developed specific expertise in the design and manufacture of hydraulic fluid conditioning systems and complex fabricated assemblies. With over 300 employees, Helgesen serves premier customers within light construction, mining, oil & gas, refuse, military, and industrial markets.
MORAN MANUFACTURING, based in Phoenix, Arizona, owns two operating companies – Sun Country Trailers and PlayCraft Trailers.
SUN COUNTRY TRAILERS designs and manufactures commercial car haulers engineered to meet high strength and durability standards. Sun Country serves customers across the U.S. through an established dealer network, with additional specialization in hydraulic repairs and the maintenance of commercial car haulers.
PLAYCRAFT TRAILERS is a leading manufacturer of high-quality, industrial strength utility trailers. Over three decades, the company has developed a full breadth of specialized trailers including dump, tilt, gooseneck, water sports, and single car haulers. PlayCraft trailers are sold through its dealer network, with a focus on West Coast customers.
Helgesen’s acquisition of Moran Manufacturing is the first of several planned acquisitions by Helgesen to enter the utility trailer and car hauler markets.
BRIDGEWOOD ADVISORS initiated this transaction, assisted in negotiations, and provided strategic and financial advisory services to Helgesen.