Dirks, Van Essen & April 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, DVM&A 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 & April has been involved in more than half of all daily newspaper transactions.

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Hunter Publishing of Madison, South Dakota Joins Wick Communications

Madison, SD - March 2, 2021 - The Madison (SD) Daily Leader, which has been published by the Hunter family for 75 years, has been sold to Wick Communications, a third-generation family-owned and operated media company based in Sierra Vista, Arizona.   Dirks, Van Essen & April, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, represented the Hunter family in the transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.   The announcement was made yesterday by Daily Leader Pu... More
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