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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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

Noa Home acquired by Bassett
Deal Announcements

Noa Home Acquired by Bassett

Stump initiated the acquisition of Noa Home by Bassett Furniture and served as exclusive advisors to Noa Home and its selling shareholders.
Noa Home acquired by Bassett

Noa Home Acquired by Bassett

Stump initiated the acquisition of Noa Home by Bassett Furniture and served as exclusive advisors to Noa Home and its selling shareholders.
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Articles & Publications

Will China’s military drills near Taiwan affect the furniture industry?

With continued planned patrols made by China near Taiwan, how will the furniture industry be affected by the growing disruption?
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Will China’s military drills near Taiwan affect the furniture industry?

With continued planned patrols made by China near Taiwan, how will the furniture industry be affected by the growing disruption?
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Articles & Publications

What does a red hot jobs report mean for the furniture industry? Industry experts weigh in

As of July 2022, employment has risen 528,000 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, the unemployment rate is the best its been since February 2020. What does this mean for the furniture industry?
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What does a red hot jobs report mean for the furniture industry? Industry experts weigh in

As of July 2022, employment has risen 528,000 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, the unemployment rate is the best its been since February 2020. What does this mean for the furniture industry?