Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory

More than 1,600 Businesses Sold
Our mission is to help buyers acquire smartly
and owners grow and then exit successfully.

Established in 1959, Grimes, McGovern & Associates (formerly W.B. Grimes and Company) is one of the nation’s preeminent mergers and acquisitions advisory firms for the global events, technology & digital media services industries.

Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory

More than 1,600 Businesses Sold
Our mission is to help buyers acquire smartly
and owners grow and then exit successfully.

Established in 1959, Grimes, McGovern & Associates (formerly W.B. Grimes and Company) is one of the nation’s preeminent mergers and acquisitions advisory firms for the global events, technology & digital media services industries.

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One of the nation’s most trusted mergers and acquisitions advisory firms.

Grimes, McGovern & Associates was formed in 2018 by acquiring the Global Events, Technology & Digital Media and US Publishing groups from W.B.Grimes & Company.

Headquartered in New York City, with offices worldwide, Grimes, McGovern & Associates continues the tradition of more than 60 years of W.B. Grimes’ industry expertise advising the following types of companies:

  • Recurring Revenue
  • Subscription
  • SaaS/PaaS (Software/Platform as a Service)
  • Membership
  • Information Services
  • Events
  • Technology
  • Digital Media
  • B2B and B2C Media
  • Publishing

Grimes McGovern & Associates has a special focus on buyers and sellers on the lower middle market who need a high level of service throughout the M&A process. As part of its mergers & acquisitions advisory business, Grimes, McGovern & Associates offers buy-side, sell-side, and assessment services.

We pride ourselves on providing one-on-one attention to our customers because we understand that selling your business may be one of the most important decisions a business owner can make in their lifetime. Our in-depth industry knowledge allows us to quickly formulate strategic plans, identify potential acquisitions to target, initiate transaction discussions, conduct due diligence, and negotiate acceptable terms.

Free Business Assessment

Find out what your business is worth

We offer an initial free assessment for owners of media properties. Just click on the property type and complete the confidential form to get started. We’ll contact you within 24 hours to review.

Businesses for Sale

View our lists of publishing, global events, technology, digital media, and information services business currently for sale.


Stay abreast of the latest trends in your industry. Choose from our publishing list, or our events, tech, and digital media list. Read interesting case studies. Track deals throughout the country. Pick up hints from experts and much more.

Selling your business may be one of the most important things you do in your lifetime. We have exclusively represented thousands of clients in the sale of their business.

Recent Transactions

Global Media and Events Group represented a leading “leading brand in the Group Travel Planning industry”,

Group Tour Media

in the sale to Gemini Media.

The largest publisher of city and regional magazines in the country.

Grimes, McGovern & Associates’ Publishing Group represented

New Jersey Hill Media Group
(Hills Group)

Acquired by

A leading and the largest independent weekly newspaper group in NJ

Global Media and Events Group represented a leading Digitally Native Business News Organization,


in the sale to G/O Media.

A leader in digital first brands serving a young, diverse global audience.

Grimes, McGovern & Associates’ Publishing Group represented

Sussex Printing Corporation

Acquired by

A leading full-service digital agency with
23-publications and hyperlocal websites

Newspaper Mergers and Acquisitions


Established in 1959, our Publishing Group has assisted owners and publishers with the analysis, acquisition, and disposition of more than 1,600 media properties in every state of the country and Canada. Our publishing clients trust us to steer each transaction in the right direction while managing the hundreds of details from start to finish – allowing them to focus on running their business while still achieving an efficient and successful M&A transaction.

Global B2B/B2C Media

Grimes, McGovern & Associates’ roots are on the “cutting edge”, as one of the leading providers of M&A advisory services to B2B and consumer media companies. We work closely with traditional print businesses and exciting new digital and lead generation platforms, having sold more than 1,600 media properties.

Global Media Mergers and Acquisitions
Global Events Mergers and Acquisitions

Global Events, Trade Shows & Conferences

Our experience in the global event, trade shows, and conferences sectors gives us a unique perspective on the industry – we have first-hand market intelligence on who is buying, which countries they are investing in, and what they want to buy: whether it be events, tradeshows, summits, conferences or hosted buyer meetings; together with trends on prices paid. We have strong relationships with organizers, associations, and media companies around the world.

Technology, Digital Media & Information Services

Every industry or sector has technology, digital media, and critical online information services or databases that provide decision makers with up-to-date, actionable information. Using Saas, subscription, and other membership models, these “workflow” tools are the blood that runs through the veins of those industries. With more than 25 years of experience in the information services industry, Grimes, McGovern & Associates is unique in providing merger & acquisition advisory services from a former operator’s point of view.

Global Information Services Mergers and Acquisitions
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Latest News

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Recent Press

EVENT RECAP: Six Takeaways from the FIPP World Media Congress Help Publishers Move Forward

August 31, 2022 By Jan Davis, M&A Media Content Creator with John McGovern, CEO/Owner-Grimes, McGovern & Associates Grimes McGovern joined 350 participants from 30 countries in Cascais, Portugal, for the 44th FIPP World Media Congress, organized and hosted by...

EVENTS: Mx3 Berlin (For B2B and Special Interest Media Sector) October 2022

A must-attend pan-European event specifically for the B2B and special interest media sector, taking place at Fabrik 23 in Berlin, Germany, on 19 and 20 October 2022.   B2B and Special Interest media serve a very particular and passionate audience across a broad range...

Are You Ready to Sell the Family Newspaper? A Nonprofit May be an Option.

June 16, 2022, |Jan Davis, Media Content Creator, Interviewed James McDonald, Senior Associate/Advisor, Grimes, McGovern & Associate Hundreds of newspapers in the U.S. have been owned and operated by multi-generational families. But when the family business owners...

Recent Transactions

Grimes, McGovern & Associates represents Quartz, Acquired by G/O Media

G/O Media Acquires Business News Publisher Quartz April 28, 2022 Quartz is the first addition to the G/O Media stable of sites since the company was formed threeyears ago. One of the marquee business brands among digitally native premium contentdestinations, Quartz...

GMA Represents Sussex Printing Corporation, Acquired by O’Rourke Media Group

O’Rourke Media Group Acquires the Sussex Printing Corporation March 31, 2022 O’Rourke Media Group has acquired the Sussex Printing Corporation in Seaford, Delaware. The transaction includes The Guide and related assets. “I’m excited to welcome The Guide and all of...

Grimes, McGovern & Associates represent News Service of Florida in Sale to GovExec, a leading information services and insights company

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Liz Stein/GEMGlstein@govexec.com240.461.3053 GOVEXEC ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TO FURTHER EXPAND CITY & STATE BRAND INTO NEW LOCALES New products and Services to Launch in Florida in 2022 Washington,...

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