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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Adams Publishing Group Acquires the Daily Jefferson County Union and Nine Companion Weekly Newspapers

  Fort Atkinson, WI - December 4, 2018 - Brian Knox, president of W. D. Hoard & Sons Company announced today that they have sold the newspaper division of the company to Adams Publishing Group. The Daily Jefferson County Union and the affiliated Hometown News Limited Partnership publish 13 community newspapers and shoppers, stretching across parts of six counties in south central Wisconsin.   W. D. Hoard & Sons Company will continue to operate its other businesses including the Hoard's Dairym... More
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