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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Boone Affiliate Acquires Stanly News & Press in NC

Albemarle, NC - November 2, 2017 - A newly formed affiliate of Boone Newspapers has acquired the Stanly News & Press in Albemarle, North Carolina from Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. (CNHI), based in Montgomery, Alabama. Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, represented CNHI in the transaction. The Stanly News & Press is published three days per week with circulation of approximately 5,000 on Tuesday and Thursday and 6,100 on Sunday. T... More
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