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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Number of Daily Newspaper Deals Highest Since 2000

SANTA FE, NM - January 8, 2017 - The newspaper industry saw its busiest transaction year in nearly two decades with 31 separate deals involving daily newspapers in 2017, according to Dirks, Van Essen & Murray. Phil Murray, senior vice president of the nation?s leading newspaper M&A firm, said the activity was driven by two factors. One was the sale of independently owned properties and small family-owned groups that are increasingly finding it difficult to operate effectively in today?s advert... More
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