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Specializes In:

Orderly wind-down management

Non-bankruptcy debt restructuring

M&A advisory in troubled and special situations

John E. Hyde, Esq. has in excess of thirty years as one of the leading consultants to the printing, mailing and graphics communications industry in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, non-bankruptcy debt restructuring, and orderly wind-down of assets and liabilities.


John began his career as an attorney with the firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP in New York. Subsequently, John founded Rampart Associates in 1990, a highly respected regional consulting firm focused exclusively on the printing, packaging and related industries. John has focused exclusively on the printing, packaging, and related graphic arts industries since 1995. Rampart Associates was acquired by the National Association for 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 private consulting practice and re-focused his efforts on assisting select clients with buy-side M&A advice on “price” and “structure” which included state of the art “risk allocation” between buyer and seller.

John has authored numerous articles for industry publications, co-authored “Strategic Growth: The NAPL Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions” 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 and Dscoop.


John holds a BA from Colgate University and earned his JD from Tulane Law School.  He is a licensed lawyer in New York State since 1987.

Graphic Arts Advisors, LLC

GAA is an M&A advisory and consulting firm focused exclusively on the printing, packaging, mailing, marketing production services, and related graphic communications industries.






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