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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New Media Investment Group to Acquire the Akron (OH) Beacon Journal

Akron, OH - April 11, 2018 - David Black, chairman and owner of Black Press, LTD of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada announced today that it has agreed to a sale of the Akron (OH) Beacon Journal to New Media Investment Group. Simultaneously, Black announced that his company has acquired daily newspapers in Juneau and Kenai Alaska from New Media Investment Group. No terms of the transactions were announced. Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, New M... More
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