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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Digital First Media Wins Boston Herald Bankruptcy Auction

Boston, MA - February 14, 2018 - Digital First Media was the winning bidder for the Boston Herald in a bankruptcy auction held Tuesday. Its bid package totaled $11.9 million in cash and assumed liabilities. Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is representing the Boston Herald in the transaction. The bid is subject to court approval, and a hearing is set for Friday in federal bankruptcy court in Delaware. The other bidders were GateHous... More
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