Cribb, Greene & Associates:
Formed in 1923 by Clyde Knox in Kansas City, Cribb, Greene & Associates is the oldest newspaper and publication brokerage in the United States. We have sold thousands of publishing companies over the past eighty plus years, and have appraised thousands more.
Cribb, Greene publication brokers have more than sixty years of publishing and brokerage experience, and our financial and market analysts have seventy combined years of newspaper financial and marketing experience. Unlike most investment banking and commercial business brokerage firms, Cribb, Greene specializes in meeting the needs of daily and weekly publishing companies.
We believe that honesty, integrity, publishing industry knowledge and industry contacts are our core assets. Our commitment is to do the best possible job for our client in every aspect of our assignment every time.
We’ve been newspaper owners and operators:
Every Cribb, Greene broker has sold advertising, managed editorial, worked with pre-press, overseen web printing and circulation. We know and understand the excitement of the newspaper industry that owners feel every day because we’ve been there ourselves.
We’ve been Sellers:
Our brokers have been through the sale of publishing businesses as the operating publishers. As sellers, we have gathered background information and worked through the comprehensive due diligence process. Because we have been in the “sale” seat, we are well-equipped to help our clients move efficiently and easily through this period.
We’ve been Buyers:
Our brokers have extensive experience as the buyers of publishing companies and know exactly what buyers want and need to know about a potential acquisition. Cribb, Greene brokers have built publishing companies of over $100 million in sales, and have executed all types of strategic acquisition logic including geographic, property type, stand-alone, and hub. However, Cribb, Greene brokers are not owners of any privately held publishing companies as we feel this is a potential conflict of interest.