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 media and events industry.

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 media and events industry.


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

Grimes, McGovern & Associates was formed in 2018 by the acquisition of the Global Media & Events and US Newspapers groups from W.B.Grimes & Company. For nearly 60 years, W.B. Grimes has been a leader in Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory and Brokerage Services for Media, Newspaper, and Events companies, with a special focus on small- and medium-sized markets.

Headquartered in New York City, with offices around the globe, Grimes, McGovern & Associates continues the tradition of nearly 60 years of W.B. Grimes’ industry expertise advising B2B and B2C media & publishing companies, newspaper publishers, and event, tradeshow and conference organizers.

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 you make in your lifetime. Our in-depth industry knowledge allows us to quickly formulate strategic plans, identify potential acquisitions target, initiate transaction discussions, conduct due diligence and negotiate acceptable terms.

As part of its Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory business, Grimes, McGovern & Associates offers buy-side, sell-side and valuation services.

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

View our list of businesses that are currently for sale.

FREE Bi-Weekly Acclaimed 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.

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.

Newspapers

Established in 1959, our Newspaper 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.

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 both traditional print businesses as well as exciting new digital  and lead generation platforms, having sold more than 1,600 media properties.

Global Events, Trade Shows & Conferences

Our experience in the sector 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.

Global Information Services

Every industry or sector has critical online information services or databases that provide decision makers with up-to-date, actionable information. These “workflow” tools are the blood that runs through the veins of those industries.

Latest News

Mishmash Média Acquires L’actualité.

Mishmash Média, member of the Mishmash experience collective, announces the acquisition of the magazine L’actualité, owned by Rogers Media since 1994. The magazine, a pillar in Quebec’s media landscape for over 40 years, will continue its mission which focuses on...

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