John E. Hyde, Esq.

Managing Director, Special Situations

  • M&A advisory

  • Non-bankruptcy debt restructuring

  • Orderly liquidation management

  • Funding for special situations


John Hyde is a Director of Graphic Arts Advisors. John has in excess of twenty five years as one of the leading consultants to the printing, mailing and graphics communications industry in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, business valuations, family succession planning, and restructuring. John brings together expertise from his legal background, mergers and acquisitions practice, and printing industry-specific acumen to his role at GAA.


John began his career as an attorney practicing law with the firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP in New York. Subsequently, John founded Rampart Associates in 1990, a highly respected national consulting firm focused exclusively on the printing, packaging and related industries. Rampart Associates was acquired by the National Association of Printing Leadership (NAPL) in 2004, establishing NAPL’s business advisory practice as a significant source for M&A advisory services in the printing industry. John served as NAPL Senior Vice President, led the M&A advisory team, and was instrumental in expanding the market presence and relevance of the NAPL consulting practice. In May 2013 John returned to the private practice of law and re-focused his efforts on assisting select clients with non-bankruptcy debt restructurings, orderly liquidations and M&A advisory services.


John has authored numerous articles for industry publications, co-authored Strategic Growth: The NAPL Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions which was published in 2012, and is a sought-after source in the trade press for his knowledge of consolidation trends in the printing industry. John has been a featured speaker at numerous trade conferences including Graph Expo, Print, and Dscoop.


John holds a BA from Colgate University and earned his JD from Tulane Law School.

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