J.T. has been an investment banker for more than 35 years, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and bankruptcies and leveraged finance transactions. He has worked for companies in many industries including, among others, power and energy, business services, technology, telecommunications, media/entertainment, healthcare, manufacturing, automotive, consumer products, retailing and oil and gas. As part of activities on behalf of clients, Cypress provides advisory services to acquirors and sellers of assets, debtors, creditors and other parties-in-interest, as placement agent in arranging financing for clients seeking to obtain financing for growth or acquisitions. Prior to founding Cypress, Mr. Atkins was a managing Director at CIBC Oppenheimer, Houlihan Lokey and PaineWebber. He began his career as an attorney at Skadden Arps.
What J.T. enjoys about his career… The people: my colleagues, my clients, the attorneys and the many other constituencies with whom I’ve worked.