Looking to sell your business?
With 50+ years of intimate industry experience, Stump & Company (Stump) helps business owners explore their options to pursue strategic M&A transactions in the furniture and furnishings industries, both in domestic and global markets. We use our significant furniture and industry experience to provide investment banking services across all verticals of the industry, including residential, office/contract, hospitality, e-commerce, and retail, as well as to suppliers to the manufacturing trade.
Our primary business is representing owners/sellers on an exclusive basis to sell all or a part of their company. Our clients are typically privately held with revenues between $10 and $250 million. We have deep experience across several specific industries/sectors. We help business owners achieve the best deal on the best terms and strive for win-win transactions. Our 50 year old firm has cultivated deep relationships around the world which uniquely positions us to offer unparalleled access, expertise and professionalism to our clients, always within a framework of integrity and confidentiality.
Stump’s sell-side advisory services include:
- Reviewing Client Objectives & Options
- Business Valuation
- Preliminary due diligence
- Identifying qualified strategic and financial buyers
- Developing marketing materials
- Conducting marketing process
- Coordinating management presentations with potential buyers
- Managing post-LOI due diligence
- Assisting with transaction structuring and closing
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.Let’s start a conversation
Periodically we represent qualified buyers interested in acquiring within our target industry markets. We take assignments on the buy-side only when there is no conflict with an existing sell-side project, when our team feels the odds are high for success, and when the client is a credible buyer with a track record of success. We have represented Private, Public, and Private Equity Companies in this buy side capacity.
Our team prepares 25+ valuations each year, primarily for pre-selling guidance but also as an introduction to a new business and ownership group. Valuation is the bedrock for making decisions around selling, timing, and expectations. Stump also provides valuation services as an expert witness, for ESOPs, for estate planning, and for general corporate governance purposes. We believe all owners should always know what their company is worth.