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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J. Louis Mullen Acquires the Red Oak (IA) Express and Glenwood (IA) Opinion-Tribune from Paxton Media Group

Red Oak, IA - September 1, 2021 - Paxton Media Group (PMG) announced today that it has sold Southwest Iowa Publishing Company, LLC to Red Oak Publications, LLC, owned by J. Louis Mullen.   Mullen is part of a second-generation newspaper family which includes two brothers who also own newspaper companies individually. J. Louis Mullen owns newspapers in seven states in the upper Midwest to the West Coast and sits on the board of the National Newspaper Association.   The two Iowa newspapers ? t... More
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