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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New Media Completes the Acquisition of Harris Enterprises

New York, NY - November 30, 2016 - New Media Investment Group Inc. (NYSE:NEWM) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Harris Enterprises Inc.   Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, represented Harris Enterprises in the sale.   Harris, the family-owned collection of local media assets in central Kansas and eastern Iowa, is comprised of six newspapers-of-record and multiple weekly and niche pr... More
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