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Vegas Markets Recap

The Stump team traveled to Las Vegas this week to attend the back-to-back residential market and the hospitality show. This two-for-one market special is a first, the result of the adjusted “COVID calendar”. But we think there may be advantages that provide some interesting and compelling opportunities for buyers to attend both shows to further blur the channels (read more about Stump’s perspective on the “hospi-dential” / “resi-mercial” trend in our past newsletters). We were pleased ...

BOLTON FURNITURE IS ACQUIRED BY TRADEMARK GLOBAL, A PORTFOLIO COMPANY OF BERTRAM CAPITAL

August 10, 2021

STUMP & COMPANY SERVED AS EXCLUSIVE FINANCIAL ADVISOR TO BOLTON FURNITURE

Trademark Global, LLC ("Trademark"), a portfolio company of Bertram Capital (“Bertram”) and a rapidly growing provider of high-quality products to the largest online retailers, has announced the acquisition of Bolton Furniture, Inc. ("Bolton"). Press release linked here.

Stump & Company (“Stump”) was pleased to initiate this transaction and serve as the exclusive financial advisor to Bolton. 

Founder Geoff Jackson has developed ...

June High Point Market Recap

The Spring, rescheduled to Summer, High Point market has now concluded and in our view it was a SUCCESS!

With lots of vacant showrooms, many exhibitors not showing, unprecedented June timing (first week of summer break for young families), a robust premarket, and no international visitors, we were not expecting a strong market. And Thursday-Friday was slow. But then… the crowds showed up and stayed. Until Tuesday! Positive attitudes from buyers, designers and retailers highlight ...

Let’s go to the Market(s)!

Our team is excited to be back on planes and traveling!

We kicked off our return to in person markets with the Las Vegas Market, April 11-13. We expected a 50% crowd, but what we observed was probably less than that. It was disappointing to see the empty spaces in all 3 buildings, but there was great activity and energy on the lower floors. We also liked the new welcome center, check-in process and temporary ...

Q1 2021 Update

The Stump team had a strong Q1 performance as the home furnishing industry continued its own impressive growth trends. 

Merger and Acquisition interest is high, as evidenced with our recently announced transactions:  

  • Braxton Culler was acquired by Classic Home: a large global casegoods/lifestyle company acquiring a leading North Carolina better-end upholstery manufacturer. 
    • We saw broad interest in Braxton Culler from a variety of casegood companies, offshore importers, and other upholstery companies ...
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