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, while all other firms combined have accounted for less than 20%.

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New Media Acquires Texas and Oklahoma Newspapers

NEW YORK, NY, July 1, 2014 - New Media Investment Group Inc. acquired the Southwest newspaper operations of American Consolidated Media, which consist of five dailies, nine weekly newspapers and a shopper group. Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, New Mexico represented American Consolidated Media in the sale. The ACM group includes small-market daily newspapers in central Texas anchored by the Brownwood Bulletin, Stephenville Empire Tribune and Waxahach... More
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