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Kamen & Co. Group Services | 626 RXR Plaza - West Tower, 6th Floor | Uniondale, New York 11556
NY: 516.379.2797 | FL: 727.786.5930 | FAX: 516.379.3812
Throughout the years, Kamen & Co. has gained a level of experience unequaled in the publishing and broadcast industries. For four years, President and CEO Kevin B. Kamen wrote the leading monthly Management column on Publishing for Editor & Publisher’s FPP magazine. Our success benefits our customers and their management teams. We know the business and can make a difference for you.
Kamen & Co. offers a full range of print-media and broadcast services. Our firm is family owned and operated and we are dedicated to achieving customer satisfaction with the highest degree of quality service.
Kamen & Co. has the resources, specialized knowledge and experience to handle complex projects.
Whether brokering the sale of a media company or a single publication, appraising a newspaper, shopper, magazine, broadcast, book publishing, video game, listing or database organization for full valuation, or creating a structured formal business plan, our team builds a relationship that is long-term and based on mutual respect and trust. Understanding each individual client’s confidential needs and fostering a working relationship that achieves their specific goals is of utmost importance to us. That’s the reason we keep listening.
KEVIN KAMEN AGAIN CHOSEN BY FORBES FOR THE TENTH STRAIGHT YEAR TO ASSIST IN VALUING MEDIA TYCOONS FOR THE DEFINITIVE RANKING OF THE FORBES 400 WEALTHIEST AMERICANS WITHIN THE MULTI-MEDIA SECTOR
Uniondale, New York – For the tenth consecutive year Kevin Kamen, Founder & CEO of New York-based Kamen & Co Group Services, LLC – a multi-media valuation, accounting, and brokerage firm has been selected to assist the wealth reporters at FORBES as they determine the financial value of the Richest Americans within the multi-media sphere. Chase Peterson-Withorn, the editor for Forbes, personally reached out to Mr. Kamen and thanked him for his assistance in analyzing, calculating, and forecasting the wealth of specific media billionaires. He wrote Mr. Kamen, “Thanks again for all your help, Kevin. It’s always so nice when expert sources like you are willing to help out and teach our journalists a thing or two!” Forbes wealth reporter Jemima McEvoy, also wrote Mr. Kamen, stating, “You’re amazing! Thank you so much for your help!” The Forbes 400 listing is scheduled to be published in late September/October and the significant contributions and hard work of Mr. Kamen will be acknowledged by Forbes in that issue.
HOFFMANN MEDIA GROUP ACQUIRES FLORIDA HEALTHCARE NEWS GROUP
January 23, 2023
Uniondale, New York – Hoffmann Media Group, the parent company of Florida Weekly newspapers, has purchased Florida Healthcare News, a group of more than two dozen editions of free distribution publications based in Tampa, Florida. The Florida Healthcare News was established by Dr. Barry Levine in 1987. The staff of 12 editors, writers, and employees will remain with the new company. The publication is a solo direct mailed quarterly distributed to nearly 500,000 Florida residents over the age of 50, in 25 locations and is also hand-delivered to hospitals, doctors’ offices, dentists, assisted living facilities, and retirement communities. Kevin Kamen, President/ CEO of New York-based Kamen & Co Group Services, LLC, a multi-media appraisal, accounting, and brokerage firm, represented Dr. Levine in the transaction.
Jackie Taylor, Linn County News, 6/12/23
I want to thank you for the awesome appraisal and review of the Linn County News in Kansas.
I appreciated the candid overview of the paper; some things I was aware of and knew we needed to look at, but other things were new to me.
I especially appreciated the ideas for increased revenue. We have begun some of the preliminary items necessary to become digital, but many of your ideas will greatly add to the value of the paper if someone can implement them. We have done a good job with our weekly newspaper, but need lots of advice for the digital end.
Just loved the easy format you put the appraisal together in, complete with graphics. It was easy to follow and concise.
I’ve enjoyed working with you and want to thank you and your staff for a job well done.
Jackie Taylor, Publisher/CEO
Linn County New, Kansas
Stuart R Weiss, Wake Living 3/30/22
I want to thank you for your efforts. You accomplished in 4 months what the local brokers couldn’t accomplish in 4 years.
You represented me very professionally and brought me quality potential buyers who were in the industry and had the resources to close the deal in a timely fashion.
You negotiated hard on my behalf in a manner that didn’t put the buyer off. You responded to my questions quickly and educated me in all aspects of the process. I felt you always ‘had my back’ and I would recommend you to anyone.
Stuart R Weiss
Raleigh, North Carolina Wake Living
Dear Kevin (Kamen & Co. Group Services),
Although you represented the sellers in this deal, I want to thank you, Kevin Kamen, for all that you did in brokering the sale of The Wave newspaper of the Rockaways in Queens, N.Y., to my family and me. Your leadership, negotiating skill-set and knowledge of the business, market and industry served as a most valuable tool throughout the entire process. When negotiations hit a bit of a snag you were able to masterfully get the two sides together to compromise. As the buyer of this wonderful legacy newspaper, The Wave of Rockaways, I want to personally thank you for everything you did to make the sale happen. You were always professional, reasonable and did a great job!
Walter H. Sanchez
Queens Ledger News Group, NY
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Kevin Kamen, a media appraiser at Kamen & Co. Group Services in Uniondale, NY correctly predicted as far back as 2010 that a buyer would be willing to pay $42 million to $51 million for The Journal . . .”They paid about $4 million to $5 million more than they should have,” Kamen told WPRI.com . . . Kamen suggested GateHouse was motivated to pay a premium in part to ensure a competing newspaper chain didn’t get The (Providence) Journal instead. Ted Nessi, Reporter, WPRI 12 / WPRI.com
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Appraisals by experienced professionals using proven and substantiated research and the most reliable valuation techniques are more important now than ever. Kamen & Co. Group Services brings impeccable credentials and expert knowledge to bear for you in preparing an appraisal of unquestionable quality and reliability. An appraisal is not only a number. There must be a reason, analysis and documentation behind it. No valuation team in the print and digital media arena can provide that better than ours. If you require a strong business plan or certified valuation, call or email us today. We would be delighted to assist you with confidential, caring service. Our clients mean the world to us and we will do everything we can to work with and help you. The size of your publishing enterprise does not matter. The quality of our work does!
“Kevin Kamen is one of the world’s best known and most prolific brokers of media properties and companies.” Gypsy C. Gallardo, CEO/Publisher, The Power Broker Magazine, St Petersburg, Florida