Mark Hahn is the Senior Managing Director and Founder of Graphic Arts Advisors, a boutique strategic financial advisory and consulting firm focused exclusively on the printing, packaging and related industries. With more than 35 years of graphic communications experience in the areas of finance, operations, sales, M&A, and general management, Mark has served as chief financial officer, chief operating officer and other senior positions with several commercial printing companies, as well as founding and eventually selling his own printing company.
Mark’s expertise includes mergers & acquisitions, strategic and financial advisory, capital structure and funding, and assisting owners with the sale of their business. Mark has served as financial advisor in turnaround situations when an owner or lender requires an objective and unbiased view of financial and operational results. Mark has deep experience in the commercial printing sector, with expertise in financial analysis, business valuations and cost studies.
Through his monthly blog, The Target Report, Mark provides the printing, packaging and related industries with a high level overview of industry trends and a central source of information where owners, investors, lenders and other professionals can view information about the latest mergers, acquisitions and bankruptcy filings in the printing industry, broadly defined.
Mark recently served as SVP of NAPL’s Business Advisory Group with primary responsibility for the group’s M&A practice. Prior to joining NAPL, he held several senior management positions at a diversified graphic services company in Fairfield, NJ, most recently as CFO/COO and Corporate Development Officer. Mark served as a Managing Director of Brownstein Corporation, a nationally recognized financial advisory firm. Before beginning his consulting career, Mark founded his own commercial printing company in 1992, exiting the business through the merger with another regional printer in 2002. A graduate of Ramapo College of NJ, Mark is regularly quoted and published in several printing industry trade and management journals. He has served as a volunteer for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA), providing oversight to the N.J. Family Court on behalf of abused children Mark and his wife have five grown children and reside in Mountain Lakes, NJ.
Mergers & acquisitions / Purchase or sale of business
Strategic advisory & facilitation
Capital structure & funding