Dirks, Van Essen & Murray is the leading merger and acquisition firm in the U.S. newspaper industry.

Since its inception in 1980, the firm has focused primarily on assisting companies in the sale, acquisition and valuation of daily and weekly newspapers for a variety of purposes. It has thus established itself as the industry’s top authority on transactions and valuations. In addition, DV&M offers comprehensive operational and financial consulting services to newspaper companies.

The firm has successfully closed hundreds of newspaper transactions and has handled many more deals than all other firms combined. Since the mid-1990’s, Dirks, Van Essen & Murray has been involved in more than half of all daily newspaper transactions, while all other firms combined have accounted for less than 20%.

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Loudoun Times-Mirror Acquires Leesburg Today

Leesburg, VA - November 2, 2015 - The Loudoun Times-Mirror, a weekly newspaper based in Leesburg, VA., has acquired the assets of the weekly newspapers Leesburg Today and Ashburn Today and the LeesburgToday.com web site. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Leesburg Today was founded in 1988 by publisher Brett Phillips and a group of local investors.  In 2006, Dallas-based American Community Newspapers purchased the company, then sold it in 2012 to Texas-based HPR-Hemlock LLC, which operat... More
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