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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 ...

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.

2017 in Review & 2018 in Preview

The 2017 M&A climate was robust, at levels not seen since before the 2008 crash. This meant a terrific year in furniture acquisitions and for Stump & Company. Our boutique M&A firm closed 7 transactions across the Residential, Hospitality, & Contract sectors of the industry:

In addition to a record setting bull stock market, generous bank lending, and an upbeat economic environment, the 2017 M&A activity in furniture was the result of a confluence of ...

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