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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Adams Publishing Group Acquires Assets of Cooke Communications in North Carolina and Florida

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - September 4, 2018 - Adams Publishing Group announced today that it has purchased the assets of Cooke Communications, LLC, based in Greenville, North Carolina, and in Key West, Florida, including its print publications, websites and commercial printing operations. Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, represented Cooke Communications, LLC in the transaction. The transaction closed Friday, August 31, 2018. Terms were... More
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