November 18, 2020

Stump & Company (“Stump”) is pleased to announce that it served as the exclusive financial advisor to Vaughan Benz® in its recently completed acquisition by Mandy Li Collection®, which closed on Friday November 13th. Longtime friends of both high-end hospitality players, the Stump team was thrilled to bring these two parties together.

Vaughan Benz® founders David Benz and Scott Vaughan expressed a driving desire during the transaction to preserve the company's commitment ...


November 6, 2020 

Stump & Company (“Stump”) is pleased to announce that it served as the exclusive financial advisor to Urban Hardwoods, LLC (“Urban Hardwoods” or the “Company”) in its recently completed acquisition by Urban Lumber Company Inc. (“Urban Lumber”). 

Founded in 2001, Urban Hardwoods specializes in the salvage, milling, curing, design and fabrication of beautiful live edge tables. Urban Hardwoods furniture is handcrafted in Seattle, Washington and ninety percent of materials are sourced ...

October 2020 Market Update

The Stump team spent an uncharacteristically brief 24-hours in High Point last week at the Fall Market. With extra working days added for exhibitors, partially closed/“appointment-only” showroom policies, and ever-present COVID precautions we did not roam the halls nor shake hands as normal.

Nevertheless, we met with over 20 industry CEOs and owners, re-connected with old friends, and made several new connections. We also pitched a handful of potential buyers on two residential upholstery ...

September 2020 PreMarket

September 2020 High Point PreMarket

Masked and temperature checked (and with hand-sanitizer in pockets), our team spent two very upbeat days in High Point for PreMarket. Furniture Today called it the “mother of all PreMarkets” - we agree. Over 300 exhibitors officially participated with another 100+ exhibitors quietly open to customers by appointment. General consensus was that any attendee in town was there to write meaningful business. The attitudes of our clients and friends were incredibly ...

Four factors feeding record furniture sales

Originally published in Home News Now.

Stump & Co.’s Stuart Stump Mullens considers the drivers of the summer rebound and how well-positioned the industry is to continue on the upward path.

by Stuart Stump Mullens

In their latest earnings reports, many home furnishing retailers are reporting record-breaking quarters. This is a historical anomaly for the industry — to be leading the charge out of a recession (though a welcome one).

We see four primary ...

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