The buyers in today's community newspaper market bear little resemblance to the buyers of the past. Today we see younger people, obviously, in the market. They are running companies that are more agile and diverse in general. New buyers are seeking good markets, limited competition, some growth and openness to change. You won't recognize many of the newer generation of buyers, but they exist and are willing to buy at decent multiples in the right situation.
2018 was a successful if unspectacular year for community newspaper sales. National Media Associates closed six newspaper sales for the year. Operations we sold ranged in annual revenue from $350,000 to $2,000,000. Many smaller markets are doing quite well. New buyers in the market see the uniqueness of each newspaper operation, and understand the returns still available in the community newspaper business.
Seeking a qualified, experienced newspaper broker to help you with your planned ownership transfer?
Tom Bolitho and Ed Anderson at National Media Associates will help you achieve your mission of
selling your newspaper company and achieving a satisfying outcome. Tom and Ed are career
newspapermen who have now been brokering community newspaper and media companies since 1995.
They have brokered sales of newspapers ranging in size from $300,000 to $50 million.
When you are ready to explore the sale of your company, call Tom and Ed at National Media
Associates. They have the experience, knowledge and expertise to get you to where you want to be!