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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Half Moon Bay Review Acquired by Local Group

Half Moon Bay, CA - June 4, 2018 - A newly formed company, the Coastside News Group (CNG), has acquired the Half Moon Bay Review newspaper and related publications from Wick Communications. CAL DVM, a California subsidiary of Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, represented Wick Communications in the transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CNG includes San Mateo County residents Lenny Mendonca, Rich Klein, Roy Sa... More
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