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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2018 Year in Review: Transaction volume increases for fourth straight year

SANTA FE, NM - January 1, 2019 - The number of deals involving daily newspapers continued its upward trajectory in 2018, with 36 separate transactions closed by year end. It was the largest number of daily newspaper deals since 2000 and the fourth straight year of higher transaction volume, according to Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April, the nation's leading merger and acquisition firm for the newspaper industry. DVM&A executive Phil Murray said the key drivers of this activity were largely unc... More
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