Dirks, Van Essen & Murray 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, DV&M 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 has been involved in more than half of all daily newspaper transactions, while all other firms combined have accounted for less than 20%.

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Central Connecticut Communications to Acquire Willimantic (CT) Chronicle

Willimantic, CT - March 29, 2017 - The owners of The New Britain Herald and The Bristol Press have agreed to buy The Chronicle of Willimantic. The transaction is expected to be finalized May 1. Patrice Crosbie, president and publisher of The Chronicle Printing Co., and Michael Schroeder, editor and publisher of the Press and Herald, announced the deal to their staffs Tuesday. The Chronicle and its commercial publishing operation will be owned and operated by Chronicle Media LLC, a new company fo... More
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