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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Quincy (IL) Herald-Whig And Hannibal (MO) Courier Post Sold to Phillips Media Group, LLC

Quincy, IL - February 14, 2021 - The Quincy (IL) Herald-Whig and Hannibal (MO) Courier Post have been sold to Phillips Media Group, LLC, headquartered in Arkansas. The sale is expected to close with Phillips becoming the new owner on March 1, 2021. The announcement was made by Ralph M. Oakley, president and CEO of Quincy Media, Inc., and Jim Holland, president of Phillips Media Group. Quincy Media has owned and published the Herald-Whig for almost 95 years. The Hannibal Courier Post was purchas... More
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