Dirks, Van Essen & 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, Dirks, Van Essen & April offers 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 & April has been involved in more than half of all daily newspaper transactions.