Dirks, Van Essen & April 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, DVM&A 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 & April has been involved in more than half of all daily newspaper transactions.

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Nicholas Holdings Acquires Huskers Illustrated from Paxton Media Group

Omaha, NE - July 1, 2021 - Paxton Media Group (PMG) announced today that it has sold Huskers Illustrated to Nicholas Holdings. Nicholas Holdings is owned by long-time newspaper veteran Terry Kroeger, who also owns Smith Kroeger, an Omaha-based marketing and communications company.  Huskers Illustrated, which focuses on University of Nebraska sports, was one of the 46 newspaper operations PMG recently acquired from Landmark Community Newspapers LLC.  When PMG announced its purchase of Landmark C... More
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