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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Bliss Communications to Sell Newspapers to Adams Publishing Group and Radio Stations to Big Radio

JANESVILLE, WI - June 3, 2019 - Bliss Communications announced it intends to sell its newspapers to Adams Publishing Group (APG) and its radio stations to Ben Thompson, CEO of Big Radio. Sidney "Skip" H. Bliss, president and CEO of Bliss Communications, made the announcement at employee meetings in Janesville and remotely through video links. The company's two daily newspapers, The Gazette in Janesville and The EagleHerald in Marinette, its weekly community newspapers--The Janesville Messenge... More
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