Newspapers Group

Established in 1959, our Newspapers 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 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 transaction.

Sell-Side M&A Services

Buy-Side Representation Services

Formal Appraisals

For almost 60 years, we’ve represented owners and publishers in the sale, acquisition and valuation of thousands of daily, weekly, and shopper newspapers, alternative and city papers, niche regional, seniors, real estate, and parenting magazines, Digital and Hyper local news products.

We’ve sold publications in every state in the country and in Canada. Our associates have distinguished careers as publishing executives and entrepreneurs providing the hands-on industry expertise you need.

Selling a company can be time consuming, complex and emotionally draining. The right intermediary firm can make all the difference. Our experienced M&A professionals work confidentially and closely with you to develop an advantageous exit plan. And before your property is placed for sale, we will have already suggested ways and have worked with you to implement programs that can increase the value of your assets to help ensure you receive maximum value in the sale.

We are well pleased with W.B. Grimes and Company and their efforts with the sale of our newspaper. While continuing to develop new prospects, they also renewed previous contacts which resulted in the sale. They continued to offer assistance with minor issues that have arisen after the sale. We would recommend them to anyone pondering the sale of their newspaper.

— Greg and Kathi Viergutz, Gothenburg Times, Gothenburg, NE


To learn more about our Formal Appraisal Services please contact Julie Bergman, VP Newspapers Group at (218) 230-8943 or via email at

We’re Broadcast Savvy

Considering the strategic purchase of a radio station or group of stations in your market? Radio represents an excellent way to capture specific demographics within your market (such as the 18-30 demographic). Radio stations can operate at attractive cash flow margins. Formats can be tweaked, even changed as your market changes. In combination with your newspapers and you have a very compelling multi-media buy.

Let’s chat about radio opportunities in your market? We’re happy to provide a free radio market analysis. Contact John McGovern, CEO & Owner, 212-255-9700 for further information.

Free Appraisal

We offer an initial free valuation for owners of media properties. Just click on the property type, complete the CONFIDENTIAL FORM to get started. We'll call you back within 24 hours to review.

Businesses for Sale

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Free Newspaper Industry Report

Stay abreast of the latest trends in the newspaper industry. Read interesting case studies. Track deals throughout the country. Pick up hints from experts and much more.