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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131-year-old Centralia (WA) Chronicle Sold to Local Owners

Centralia, WA - January 4, 2021 - Lafromboise Communications has sold the Centralia (WA) Chronicle to Chad and Coralee Taylor, owners of The Silver Agency in Chehalis, WA. The sale also includes the Nisqually Valley News in Yelm and The Reflector in Battle Ground. Dirks, Van Essen & April, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, represented Lafromboise Communications in the transaction. Terms were not disclosed. The Lafromboise family had owned the newspaper for 52 y... More
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