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John E. Hyde, Esq.


Residence: New York, NY

John E. Hyde, Esq. is one of the leading consultants to the printing, mailing and graphics communications industry in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, and debt restructuring. John brings together expertise from his legal background, mergers and acquisitions practice, and printing industry-specific acumen gained over 25 years.

He is a Director at Graphic Arts Advisors, LLC, a boutique strategic financial advisory and consulting firm focused exclusively on the printing, packaging, mailing, marketing services, brand management, and related graphic communications industries.

John’s areas of expertise include:

o “Lightning Quick Distressed Sale: When Something is Better than Nothing”©;
o Non-bankruptcy debt restructuring and creditor administration;
o Orderly Liquidation Management for distressed sellers;
o “Second Opinion” M&A Advice;
o Expert Witness Testimony for industry-specific issues such as business viability and assessment

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 private consulting practice 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.

Hyde’s commentary on industry trends and issues can be at

John holds a BA from Colgate University and earned his JD from Tulane Law School. John is based in the Greater New York City area and has clients throughout the domestic USA.