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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Country Media Acquires Brookings (OR) Curry Coastal Pilot and Crescent City (CA) Del Norte Triplicate

Brookings, OR - June 28, 2019 - Country Media, Inc. was approved today by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court as the successful bidder to acquire two newspapers owned by Western Communications, Inc.  The two newspapers, each published twice weekly, serve adjacent markets straddling the Oregon and California border in a region known as the Wild Rivers Coast.  Western Communications had owned the operations since 1988. Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa... More
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