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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Paxton Media Group to Acquire Jasper (IN) Herald

Jasper, INĀ - July 29, 2020 - It was announced today that Paxton Media Group will acquire the award-winning Jasper (IN) Herald from the Rumbach family. The Herald traces its roots to 1895. Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, represented the Rumbach family in the transaction. Terms of the transaction, scheduled to close on August 1, were not disclosed. The Herald, which has combined print and digital circulation of 7,600 Monday thr... More
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