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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New Company Acquires Oklahoma Dailies

Durant, OK - October 3, 2017 - A newly formed media group with Oklahoma ties has purchased three newspapers in the southern part of the state from Civitas Media. Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, represented Civitas Media in the transaction. Larry Miller, an owner and chief executive officer of Graystone Media Group LLC, announced the purchase of daily newspapers in Durant and Altus, as well as a weekly newspaper in Frederick. Anothe... More
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