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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Colorado Community Media Acquires Seven Colorado Weekly Newspapers

Evergreen, CO - October 29, 2020 - Jerry Healey announced today that he has closed a transaction with Landmark Community Newspapers to acquire all of their Colorado weekly newspapers and companion websites. Prior to the acquisition, Colorado Community Media already owned and operated 17 weekly and two monthly newspapers in the greater Denver area. Dirks, Van Essen & April, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, represented Landmark Community Newspapers in the transac... More
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