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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Berkshire (MA) Eagle Sold to Local Ownership Group

Pittsfield, MA - April 21, 2016 - Digital First Media has agreed to sell New England Newspapers Inc. and its flagship daily newspaper, the 21,000-circulation Berkshire (MA) Eagle, to Birdland Acquisition LLC. Included in the deal are the Bennington (VT) Banner, the Brattleboro (VT) Reformer and the Manchester (VT) Journal. The deal is scheduled to close on May 2. Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, represented Birdland Acquisition in the sale.... More
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