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.

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HD Media to Buy Charleston (WV) Gazette-Mail

Charleston, WV - March 9, 2018 - HD Media, publisher of the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch, was approved today as the successful bidder to acquire the Charleston (WV) Gazette-Mail. Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is representing the owners of the Gazette-Mail in the transaction. HD Media?s bid of approximately $11.5 million was approved by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frank Volk in Charleston. The transaction will close by March 31. HD M... More
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