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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Reading Eagle Company Files for Bankruptcy

Reading, PA- March 20, 2019 - Reading Eagle Company, which includes a daily newspaper, the Reading Eagle; WEEU 830 AM; South Schuylkill News; Pretzel City Productions and its commercial printing subsidiary REP, today announced a decision made by the company's Board of Directors to seek bankruptcy protection. Reading Eagle Company, a family-owned business, has published the Reading Eagle newspaper for more than 150 years. The company will continue to operate, publish and broadcast under bankru... More
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