Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers to acquire The Westerly Sun 8/20/18

Sun Media Group has announced it has agreed to sell The Westerly Sun and its related publications and websites to Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers, also known as RISN Operations.

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McElvy Media Group enters into preliminary agreement to acquire Greensheet Media 8/6/18

The Greensheet, which has been published in Houston for 48 years, has entered into a preliminary agreement to be sold to McElvy Media Group. The transaction is targeted to close Sept. 1.

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CNHI explores sale of newspaper company 6/25/18

CNHI, LLC, one of the country's leading providers of local news and information, said Monday it is exploring the sale of its newspaper properties in 22 states.

The announcement was made after its parent company, Raycom Media Inc., reported it has signed an agreement to be acquired by Gray Television group, a public company headquartered in Atlanta. The transaction does not include CNHI's more than 100 newspapers (68 dailies and more than 40 non-dailies).

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Half Moon Bay Review acquired by local group 6/5/18

A newly formed company, the Coastside News Group, has acquired the Half Moon Bay Review newspaper and related publications from Wick Communications.

Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., represented Wick Communications in the transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Dirks, Van Essen & Murray names Sara April partner and renames firm 5/22/18

Owen Van Essen and Phil Murray have announced that Sara April has become a partner in the firm, now renamed Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April.

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GateHouse Media to acquire Pueblo Chieftain 5/14/18

The Star-Journal Publishing Corp. of Pueblo, Colo., has reached an agreement to sell The Pueblo Chieftain newspaper to GateHouse Media, one of the largest publishers of locally based media in the United States.

Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., represented the Rawlings family in the transaction. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

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Wick Communications acquires daily newspaper in the state of Washington 4/3/18

The Wenatchee (Wash.) World, which has been published by the Woods family for 111 years, has been sold to Wick Communications, a third-generation family-owned and operated media corporation, of Sierra Vista, Ariz.

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AIM Media Midwest acquires daily paper in Bowling Green, Ohio 4/3/18

AIM Media Midwest, LLC has acquired the publishing assets of The Sentinel Company, Inc. of Bowling Green, Ohio. The publication and affiliated website included in the transaction are the daily Sentinel-Tribune serving Bowling Green and surrounding Wood County, www.sent-trib.com and a variety of other specialty and periodic publications.

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Shaw Media buys The Ottawa Times from Small Newspapers 3/27/18

The Ottawa (Ill.) Times has been sold to Shaw Media of Crystal Lake, Ill., according to Len R. Small, president of Small Newspapers. The Times serves both Ottawa and Streator, Ill., publishing a newspaper five days a week. The asset sale includes related operations, including Starved Rock County Magazine, a regional travel publication.

Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., represented the Small Newspaper Group in the transaction.

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HD Media to buy Charleston Gazette-Mail 3/9/18

HD Media, publisher of the Huntington (W.Va.) Herald-Dispatch, has been approved as the successful bidder to acquire the Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette-Mail.

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