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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Voice Media Group Offers LA Weekly For Sale

Los Angeles, CA - January 18, 2017 - The Voice Media Group announced today that as part of the ongoing diversification of its portfolio it is putting the storied LA Weekly up for sale.   VMG's announcement presents a special opportunity for a buyer with an appreciation for the Weekly's long history as a progressive icon in America's second-largest market.   Founded in 1978 by an initial investment group that included actor Michael Douglas. LA Weekly quickly developed into a must-read for any... More
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