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.

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Voice Media Group Completes Sale of LA Weekly

Los Angeles, CA - November 30, 2017 - Voice Media Group announced yesterday that it has completed the sale of LA Weekly to Semanal Media, LLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, represented Voice Media Group in the transaction.   The Weekly is the seventh newspaper to be sold by VMG as part of a strategic corporate realignment that began when a new ownership group led by Chief Executive Offi... More
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