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In the News

Testimonials

Renee Huckle Mittelstaedt, President & Principal Owner:  “While making the decision to sell the company was difficult, selecting John Cribb with Cribb Greene & Associates as our broker was easy. When our family decided to sell Huckle Media we chose to engage John who we’ve known and respected for a long time. After talking with other family-owned companies and hearing about the great experiences they have had working with Cribb Greene, we felt confident we were in good hands. John and his crew didn’t disappoint – they exceeded our expectations and performed with the highest level of integrity. We were delighted that John connected us with Adams Publishing Group, which purchased our company mid-year 2014.”

Randy Cope, John Cribb, Gary Greene

Randy Cope, John Cribb, Gary Greene

Mike McCraken, Cheyenne Newspapers, Inc.: “John Cribb did a great job handling our recent sale of the Northern Wyoming Daily News in Worland. John listened to our concerns, put together a solid marketing package and in very short order identified Gary Stevenson of Sheridan and Robb Hicks of Buffalo as interested buyers. The negotiations and transaction progressed smoothly, and all of the owners were extremely pleased to sell the paper to a couple of long-time newspapermen from Wyoming. We were very happy with the expertise and performance of Cribb, Greene & Associates.”

Bill Jacobs, former owner, Brookhaven (MS) Daily Leader: “My dependence on John Cribb during each phase of the negotiating process was crucial during the sale of my newspapers. When one is traveling in uncharted territory, it is important to have someone of his experience on the team to properly work on the details of such transactions.”

David Jackson, former owner, Ludington (MI) Daily News: “I greatly appreciated Cribb Greene’s help not only in soliciting potential buyers for our company, but also their expertise in evaluating the interest and financial wherewithal of those indicating an interest in our newspapers. Cribb Greene made the process much easier and less painful than it would have been without their assistance.”

Jim Boone, Chairman and Todd Carpenter, President, Boone Newspapers, Inc.: “John Cribb and Gary Greene have served us and their clients well. They bring deep experience and important know-how to guiding seller and buyer through the sale process and to negotiations. While we work with multiple brokerage firms, Cribb-Greene stands tall with the best.”

Dave Lord, Pioneer Communications: “I’ve worked with John Cribb and Gary Greene for many years, and the company has been unfailingly professional while delivering results. I give Cribb Greene the highest rating.”

Larry Perrotto, Chairman, Community Media Group: “We have worked with John Cribb and his associates for many years, closing a number of newspaper acquisitions. John and his team are among a select group of highly qualified M&A professionals in the publishing space with an in- depth understanding of our industry. We appreciate their sensitivity and dedication to the interests of both buyers and sellers.”

Pat Cashman, former owner of the Vicksburg (MS) Post: “I think you handled my business with care and the knowledge that came from many transactions. I would recommend your company to anyone looking into a sale. You brought several prospects to me that let me see who was out there and who was qualified to go further into a deal. Thanks.”

Jim Flood, former owner of the Dover Post group: “John’s deep understanding of the newspaper business made explaining our weekly group easy, his reputation brought numerous buyers to the table, his marketing skills enabled us to prepare a presentation document that really showed what the Dover Post organization was about and, lastly, his personal touch, taking the time to get to know the various members of the family (The Dover Post group was a 200 employee, 12 weekly newspaper organization started by the Flood family in 1975 and sold in 2008) that had a significant effect on making everything come together. It was like working with a friend, not a broker.”

William D. Highland, Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram:  “Cribb Greene was instrumental in helping my family decide what to do about selling our newspaper in West Virginia. They were patient in explaining the economic aspects of newspapers, industry terms like “EBITDA,” the current sales climate (a buyer’s market). They provided a clarity about these matters which we had lacked. Indefatigable in their efforts on our behalf, they appeared at a shareholders’ meeting with graphs and participated in countless telephone conferences and follow-up calls. In choosing a broker for our company, we had no doubt that Cribb Greene stood head-and-shoulders above the competition, and we never changed our opinion.”

Gary Stevenson, owner: “We were pleased to work with John Cribb of Cribb, Greene & Associates in the purchase of the Northern Wyoming Daily News in Worland Wyoming. As usual, John was very timely with any and all information requests and facilitated a smooth, professional sale. We have worked with Cribb Greene & Associates on numerous occasions on both the buying and selling side and have been quite pleased with them. We would surely use them in the future if the stars align again. Thanks John for a professional, rewarding transaction.”

Andy Bickford, President, Independent Publications Inc.: “When my company decided to sell all of its newspaper assets we knew that we could count on Cribb Greene to achieve our objectives. We’ve worked with John and Gary on several projects over the years on both the buy and sell sides and have great respect for their knowledge of the marketplace and commitment to their clients.”

Arne Hoel, 10/13 Communications: “I have worked with Cribb and Associates on a number of transactions and have always found them to be knowledgeable and honest. They set reasonable expectations for their clients and always come through.”

Kevin Olson, Owner, Teton Media Works, Publisher, Jackson Hole News&Guide, Jackson Hole Daily: “I’ve had the opportunity to use John’s guidance and representation on both the selling and buying sides of a recent media transaction. His insights on transactions in the broader market and valuations relating to our market provided confidence that the sales price was fair and within reason for a sale of the size and market in which we were operating. On the buying side, John focused me on the most important elements I needed to reconcile in order to feel sure and secure about moving forward. His advice was sound and based on experience from a career’s worth of transactions. There’s no doubt he’s my first call when I need media brokerage advice in the future.”

 

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