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High Point October 2019 Update

The High Point Market is the Super Bowl for the residential furniture industry. Historically, over 75,000+ people come to town twice a year to visit the 2,200 exhibitors that display their goods in over 12 million square feet of showroom space spread out over 150 buildings. Attendance varies, and we feel you can’t keep score anymore by the number of bodies in town. Today, as High Point re-emerges as the dominant global ...

Pre-High Point M&A Update

This has been a busy season in the M&A market. Activity remains strong across residential, hospitality, and contract furniture. We continue to observe a compelling balance of buyers and sellers in each of these furniture industry sectors. There are strong strategic buyers interested in growth and diversification of products and manufacturing capabilities. Private equity companies are investing in the space, indicating that there is additional investment to ...

Fellowes Brands Acquires Trendway Corporation

The Stump team is proud to have exclusively represented the selling shareholders in the August 13, 2019 acquisition of Trendway Corporation to Fellowes Brands, a global leader in business products since 1917. Read Fellowes Brand's announcement here.

The Chicago Office Show: NEOCON, June 2019

Neocon was upbeat and well attended again this year. Our discussions with clients and prospects during our 48 hours in Chicago confirm that most are doing well in this up-cycle, despite the headwinds of Chinese tariffs and the unavailability of labor. Unanimous sentiment was companies are looking to expand and grow.

Quote of the market #1: “Pivot to growth,” was the strategy one acquaintance shared with us.

A few trends of note that we ...

HD Vegas Hospitality Show Update

We spoke with over 60 CEOs during our 48 hours in Vegas and the comments felt polarizing this year. For some, attitudes were dampened by the recent Chinese tariffs. They felt decline in attendance and trepidation as key players in the hospitality sector exited the show. Several commented that HD-Vegas is becoming a regional show for the west coast players while BDNY is becoming the major show. Keep an eye on this.

However, most participants ...

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