About

Based in Charlotte, NC, Stump & Company is a privately held Mergers & Acquisition Advisory firm led by its second and third generations, partners Tim Stump, Stuart Stump Mullens and Bo Stump.

With over 400 M&A transactions to date across the globe, Stump executes deals efficiently, professionally, and confidentially, delivering superior results for business owners.

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Cornerstones

Experience

With over 400 transactions and 50 years in business, Stump has the background, skills and expertise to tackle all manner of mergers and acquisitions. We know the tricks of the trade and understand what tools in the toolbox to deploy in negotiations. Our deep understanding of the Home Furnishings industries landscape is unrivaled.

Integrity & Confidentiality

Stump maintains a superior level of confidentiality and integrity to deal with confidential information of private businesses. Many of our clients are privately held companies and family businesses. They are people deeply concerned with keeping their financial and operating information confidential. Stump honors that confidentiality.

Expertise

Stump's fully accredited team includes MBAs and specialized backgrounds. When you're dealing with mergers and acquisitions, it is largely a financial understanding game and Stump's expertise is unparalleled. Our strategic lanes include Home Furnishings & Decor, E-commerce & Direct-to-Consumer, Manufacturing, Showrooms & Real Estate, Office, Hospitality, and Family Businesses.

Creativity & Ingenuity

Our ability to adapt and innovate allows us to be more effective both with our clients and industry partners. During its 50 year history, Stump has seen the Home Furnishings industry undergo massive changes, from offshore manufacturing to the rise of E-commerce. Through it all, Stump has remained a key player in the M&A space.

Hard Work

Strong work ethic is in our blood. Ralph Stump, who founded The Stump Companies in 1970, always said, ‘The harder I work the luckier I get.’ The second and third Stump generations continue to adhere to that principle today. We go the extra mile to ensure our clients upmost satisfaction and we don't stop until the job is done.

The Stump Difference

Since 1972, the Stump team is committed to guiding owners through the selling process, with a track record of achieving the maximum price, on the best terms, with the right buyer. Our proven process of underwriting, valuing, and managing the marketing process provides the owner/client with confidence that the market is speaking accurately.

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News

Stump M&A Advisory Team at High Point Furniture Market
Market

April High Point Market 2024

The Stump team made their rounds at the bi-annual High Point Furniture Market this week along with 80,000 ...
Stump M&A Advisory Team at High Point Furniture Market

April High Point Market 2024

The Stump team made their rounds at the bi-annual High Point Furniture Market this week along with 80,000 ...
Stump & Company Vegas Market
Market

Vegas Market Recap

The Stump team spent three days at the World Market Center in Las Vegas, and it was the best its...
Stump & Company Vegas Market

Vegas Market Recap

The Stump team spent three days at the World Market Center in Las Vegas, and it was the best its...
Mergers & Acquisitions
Company News

Recent M&A Transactions

The Stump team is looking forward to what they believe will be an improving M&A environment in 2024...
Mergers & Acquisitions

Recent M&A Transactions

The Stump team is looking forward to what they believe will be an improving M&A environment in 2024...
Z Gallerie acquired by Karat Home
Deal Announcements

Karat Home Successfully Acquires Z Gallerie out of Bankruptcy

Stump & Company is pleased to announce the sale of Z Gallerie to Karat Home. Stump's M&A team served as an investment banker to Karat Home. Read more about the acquisition below.
Z Gallerie acquired by Karat Home

Karat Home Successfully Acquires Z Gallerie out of Bankruptcy

Stump & Company is pleased to announce the sale of Z Gallerie to Karat Home. Stump's M&A team served as an investment banker to Karat Home. Read more about the acquisition below.