Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & 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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Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers Acquires Sonora (CA) Union Democrat

Sonora, CA - July 31, 2019 - A federal bankruptcy judge in Oregon has approved the sale of The Union Democrat and its downtown Sonora building to Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers for $1.15 million. Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers, known as RISN, will take ownership today.   Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, New Mexico represented Western Communications in the transaction.   The twice-weekly Union Democrat marks its 165th year this mon... More
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