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%.

Latest Press Release

Boone Affiliates Acquire Texas Newspapers

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 4, 2014 - Affiliates of Boone Newspapers, Inc. (BNI) acquired the Port Arthur News and Orange Leader and related publications in southeastern Texas from Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, New Mexico represented Community Newspaper Holdings (CNHI) in the sale. The Port Arthur News is published daily and Sunday with weekday circulation of 8,100. The Leader is published twice weekly with paid cir... More
So much more than paper,
the newspaper industry doesn't under-emphasize the importance of the digital and mobile device markets.

Quarterly Updates