Every major decision has an impact on market value.

As the newspaper industry navigates through arguably its most difficult period, increasingly companies are finding themselves in situations where they are looking for assistance with restructuring one or more components of their business. In today’s market, every major decision a company makes has a direct impact on enterprise value.

Our firm has teamed up with a select group of trusted ex-newspaper executives and independent media bankers whose skills in operations and financial analysis perfectly complement our expertise in valuation and acquisition advisory. Our coordinated team is able to seamlessly integrate operational consulting, debt restructuring, and business valuation/sales processes into a “one-stop” package, mindful of value as every decision is made.

Consulting and financial services we offer include:

Assisting with financings and recapitalizations. DV&M has partnered with an experienced former media banker to help structure and negotiate financings and recapitalizations. Successfully navigating this complex yet critical component of your business is perhaps the most important aspect of preserving value.

Developing comprehensive business plans. Our firm analyzes your operations from the ground up and works with your management team to identify key opportunities to build value from both the revenue and expense sides of the business.

Providing interim executives and qualified board candidates. DV&M maintains a deep bench of top-tier industry talent, primarily ex-newspaper executives, to help provide transitional support through a restructuring or fill vacant board seats.

Structuring management buyouts. Having handled a number of management buyouts over the years, DV&M has the experience to guide a management team through the buyout process.

Helping forge strategic partnerships. Whether to facilitate growth of a specific business line or to benefit from synergistic efficiencies, DV&M can help your company identify and develop strategic partnerships.

Consulting Services

Dirks, Van Essen & Murray provides operational and financial consulting services to newspaper companies looking to preserve and grow value amidst a difficult economic environment.