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Mr. Martin is an Advisory Director at Cypress. Previously he provided strategic and financial advice to corporations, financial institutions and professional investors during a twenty-five year Wall Street career. Mr. Martin has a broad range of transaction experience and has served clients in several industries, including media, healthcare, consumer and technology. Mr. Martin has executed, both as a principal as well as an advisor, acquisition and divestiture transactions; financial restructurings, both out-of-court and through bankruptcy; as well as public and private financings, including offerings of debt, equity and mezzanine. In the media sector, Mr. Martin has worked extensively in marketing services, especially audience measurement, consumer purchasing and behavior. Clients have included The NPD Group and its affiliate MediaMetrix. Mr. Martin has been active in several segments of the healthcare industry, including research tools, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, drug distribution, and managed care. His clients in this segment have included Baxter, PerkinElmer, Packard BioScience, Bergen-Brunswig and Preferred Healthcare. In the consumer sector, Mr. Martin has both advisory and principal experience with retailers and wholesalers, as well as packaged food and apparel manufacturers. Notable transactions include the sale of Del Monte Foods Company to Texas Pacific Group and the sale of Safeway to KKR. Mr. Martin has considerable experience in certain segments of the technology sector, most notably with manufacturers of electronic equipment and related components. Mr. Martin’s clients in this sector have included Sanmina, Merix, Viasysytems and PSI Technologies.
Mr. Martin joined Cypress as Advisory Director from J.S. MARTIN LLC, an advisory firm formed by him in 2003. Prior to forming J.S. MARTIN LLC, Mr. Martin was a Managing Director and Head of Healthcare Investment Banking for North America at Rothschild Inc. Prior to joining Rothschild in 2001, Mr. Martin was a Partner at Thomas Weisel Partners, responsible for its East Coast mergers and acquisitions practice. Prior to joining Weisel in 1999, Mr. Martin was a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch & Co., which he joined in 1982 upon completion of his education. While at Merrill, Mr. Martin held senior level positions in the mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance and merchant banking departments.
Mr. Martin has served on the board of directors of more than a dozen private companies, including Del Monte Foods Company, Code-A-Phone and Big Yank.
Mr. Martin received his MBA from Columbia Business School and a BSE from Princeton University.Back to Team