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Dirks, Van Essen & April specializes exclusively in daily and non-daily newspapers. This sets us apart from large investment banking firms, which work across a number of industries, as well as from smaller firms that often lack relevant experience.

The firm brings:

Results. Dirks, Van Essen & April has a proven track record of closing transactions once they are undertaken. Clients comment most often on the firm’s ability to secure the highest possible price from the finest possible purchaser.

Experience. No other firm can approach Dirks, Van Essen & April’s experience in handling newspaper transactions of all sizes. Key executives of the firm have devoted a total of more that seven decades to the newspaper industry.

Knowledge. The principals had careers in the publishing industry prior to joining the firm. This provides an understanding of the business that is critical when making oral and written presentations to prospective buyers.

Analysis. The firm believes strongly that no two newspapers and their markets are exactly alike. All presentations are tailored to the specific opportunity, and with all logical buyers in mind.

Respect. Dirks, Van Essen & April enjoys respect among leaders in the newspaper industry at all levels.

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