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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Phillips Media Group, LLC to Acquire Arkansas and Missouri Newspapers

HARRISON, AR - March 2, 2015 - Phillips Media Group, LLC announced today that it has aquired the Arkansas and Missouri newspapers and Missouri and Oklahoma commercial printing operations of Community Publishers, Inc. (CPI) of Bentonville, AR. Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, New Mexico is representing CPI in the sale. ?We are very excited to be returning to the newspaper markets in Arkansas and Missouri where our family has a long history of running h... More
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