M&A Update 2019
Market

Pre-High Point M&A Update

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 follow.
M&A Update 2019

Pre-High Point M&A Update

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 follow.
Fellowes Brands Acquires Trendway Corporation
Deal Announcements

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.

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.
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Market

HD Vegas Hospitality Show Update

With technology becoming more and more ubiquitous and iPhones, iPads, Air Pods, and laptop computers continuing to need power and serve as drivers of activity in common areas, we are seeing a new trend of embedded chargers and speakers in upholstery making the rounds in hospitality, commercial and residential settings.
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HD Vegas Hospitality Show Update

With technology becoming more and more ubiquitous and iPhones, iPads, Air Pods, and laptop computers continuing to need power and serve as drivers of activity in common areas, we are seeing a new trend of embedded chargers and speakers in upholstery making the rounds in hospitality, commercial and residential settings.
Spring High Point - 2019
Market

Spring High Point Market - April 2019

The general sentiment was that the furniture industry is in transition and management teams need constant vigilance and a willingness to adapt to succeed in this rapidly changing environment.
Spring High Point - 2019

Spring High Point Market - April 2019

The general sentiment was that the furniture industry is in transition and management teams need constant vigilance and a willingness to adapt to succeed in this rapidly changing environment.
Vegas 2019
Market

Starting the Year Strong – The Winter Market Lineup

ur team kicked off 2019 with a flurry of travel. January’s tradeshow gauntlet was in full force with back to back shows for three consecutive weeks. The Vegas market this week was the highlight.
Vegas 2019

Starting the Year Strong – The Winter Market Lineup

ur team kicked off 2019 with a flurry of travel. January’s tradeshow gauntlet was in full force with back to back shows for three consecutive weeks. The Vegas market this week was the highlight.
Tim Stump, Stump & Company
Company News

2018 Furniture Industry Reviewed - 2019: A look ahead

The global furniture industry remains strong and has exhibited a multi-year growth trend. Consumer confidence, availability of disposable income for discretionary furniture purchases, and a generally strong stock market continue to drive positive industry performance.
Tim Stump, Stump & Company

2018 Furniture Industry Reviewed - 2019: A look ahead

The global furniture industry remains strong and has exhibited a multi-year growth trend. Consumer confidence, availability of disposable income for discretionary furniture purchases, and a generally strong stock market continue to drive positive industry performance.
BDNY Fall Market 2018
Market

BDNY Nov 2018 - An Energetic November Market

The merger & acquisition market continues to be strong. In our opinion, it is the best environment since the late 1990s with high buyer interest and an abundance of sellers.
BDNY Fall Market 2018

BDNY Nov 2018 - An Energetic November Market

The merger & acquisition market continues to be strong. In our opinion, it is the best environment since the late 1990s with high buyer interest and an abundance of sellers.
HP Furniture Market Fall 2018
Market

Fall High Point Market 2018 - Winds Of Change

Our industry continues to grow rapidly in this channel and most companies are exploring how best to participate.
HP Furniture Market Fall 2018

Fall High Point Market 2018 - Winds Of Change

Our industry continues to grow rapidly in this channel and most companies are exploring how best to participate.
Stump Companies
Company News

China Update

by Tim Stump
Our 8-day trip to southern China and Hong Kong was very eye opening. We witnessed this powerful country’s strong infrastructure moves, continuing construction of massive factories and skyscrapers, and hordes of people at every turn.
Stump Companies

China Update

Our 8-day trip to southern China and Hong Kong was very eye opening. We witnessed this powerful country’s strong infrastructure moves, continuing construction of massive factories and skyscrapers, and hordes of people at every turn.
Pregaming the Chicago Office Show: NEOCON
Market

Pregaming the Chicago Office Show: NEOCON

The environment heading into Neocon is upbeat—with stock prices high, the general economic environment strong and the M&A industry hot.

Pregaming the Chicago Office Show: NEOCON

The environment heading into Neocon is upbeat—with stock prices high, the general economic environment strong and the M&A industry hot.
HD Vegas Spring 2018
Market

Spring HD Vegas Furniture Market

Stump & Company has had a very strong 12 months with four ‎transactions closed in the Hospitality Sector in 2017 and 2018. We look forward to several other announcements in the coming months.
HD Vegas Spring 2018

Spring HD Vegas Furniture Market

Stump & Company has had a very strong 12 months with four ‎transactions closed in the Hospitality Sector in 2017 and 2018. We look forward to several other announcements in the coming months.
Spring High Point Market - April 2018
Market

Spring High Point Market - April 2018

This was one of the best markets in years, a sentiment shared by most people we encountered during our 6 days in High Point.
Spring High Point Market - April 2018

Spring High Point Market - April 2018

This was one of the best markets in years, a sentiment shared by most people we encountered during our 6 days in High Point.
Winter Las Vegas
Market

Winter Las Vegas Market - Jan. 2018

The Las Vegas market was busy and upbeat – the halls felt packed and energetic. There were even rumors that this market set attendance records!
Winter Las Vegas

Winter Las Vegas Market - Jan. 2018

The Las Vegas market was busy and upbeat – the halls felt packed and energetic. There were even rumors that this market set attendance records!
Stuart and Tim in High Point
Company News

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.
Stuart and Tim in High Point

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.
BD NY
Market

New York Hospitality Show: BDNY - November 2017

BDNY (Boutique & Design: New York) was packed and energetic, with many companies reporting record traffic. The Javitz Center format continues to be a hit with small booths that enable companies to efficiently display capabilities and conduct meaningful business without an undue amount of overhead.
BD NY

New York Hospitality Show: BDNY - November 2017

BDNY (Boutique & Design: New York) was packed and energetic, with many companies reporting record traffic. The Javitz Center format continues to be a hit with small booths that enable companies to efficiently display capabilities and conduct meaningful business without an undue amount of overhead.
High Point 2017
Market

High Point - Confidence, Energy, Strong Capital Flow

The attitude among high-end companies in particular was upbeat. The CEOs we spoke with were enjoying robust traffic and business in this strong economic climate.
High Point 2017

High Point - Confidence, Energy, Strong Capital Flow

The attitude among high-end companies in particular was upbeat. The CEOs we spoke with were enjoying robust traffic and business in this strong economic climate.
As We Prepare for the October 2017 Furniture Market...
Market

As We Prepare for the October 2017 Furniture Market...

This is an exciting time in the market cycle to be entering the High Point Furniture Market. The M&A market is wide open and transactions are happening across our Industry. Prospective Buyers are looking for growth, profitability, and strong management teams. If you need help getting there, we are happy to help. Now may be the time for you to sell!

As We Prepare for the October 2017 Furniture Market...

This is an exciting time in the market cycle to be entering the High Point Furniture Market. The M&A market is wide open and transactions are happening across our Industry. Prospective Buyers are looking for growth, profitability, and strong management teams. If you need help getting there, we are happy to help. Now may be the time for you to sell!
NeoCon 2017
Market

NeoCon - June 2017

The halls were jammed this year for the annual commercial furniture exhibition in Chicago. Attitudes were upbeat and most of our clients are signaling good sales and profits for the year.
NeoCon 2017

NeoCon - June 2017

The halls were jammed this year for the annual commercial furniture exhibition in Chicago. Attitudes were upbeat and most of our clients are signaling good sales and profits for the year.
HD Expo
Market

HD Vegas Market Update - May 2017

The M&A environment remains upbeat, and we see a compelling balance of buyers and sellers. There are strong strategic buyers that are interested in growth and diversification of products. Private equity companies have invested in the space, which indicates that there is, likely, additional investment to follow.
HD Expo

HD Vegas Market Update - May 2017

The M&A environment remains upbeat, and we see a compelling balance of buyers and sellers. There are strong strategic buyers that are interested in growth and diversification of products. Private equity companies have invested in the space, which indicates that there is, likely, additional investment to follow.
High Point Market
Market

Spring High Point Furniture - April 2017

The weeklong Spring Residential High Point Market was upbeat and busy. The resounding feeling was that this market was a success, with the energy and enthusiasm of 2006/2007. We spoke with 200+ industry CEOs who described business as good in spite of a weak first quarter with some retailers.
High Point Market

Spring High Point Furniture - April 2017

The weeklong Spring Residential High Point Market was upbeat and busy. The resounding feeling was that this market was a success, with the energy and enthusiasm of 2006/2007. We spoke with 200+ industry CEOs who described business as good in spite of a weak first quarter with some retailers.
Winter Las Vegas Market - January 2017
Market

Winter Las Vegas Market - January 2017

The Las Vegas Market continues to be an important market. The crowds were good and most exhibitors and visitors were optimistic about the coming year. After a year of relatively flat growth and negative political noise, people seemed ready to hit the ground running this year.

Winter Las Vegas Market - January 2017

The Las Vegas Market continues to be an important market. The crowds were good and most exhibitors and visitors were optimistic about the coming year. After a year of relatively flat growth and negative political noise, people seemed ready to hit the ground running this year.
New York Hospitality Show: BDNY - November 2016
Market

New York Hospitality Show: BDNY - November 2016

There was a vibrant and upbeat backdrop for BDNY (Boutique & Design: New York). We spoke with over 100 hospitality CEOs who all, despite a sluggish fall for many, seem optimistic about the growth in the hospitality sector and a clear path of continued strong growth through 2017 and likely into 2018.

New York Hospitality Show: BDNY - November 2016

There was a vibrant and upbeat backdrop for BDNY (Boutique & Design: New York). We spoke with over 100 hospitality CEOs who all, despite a sluggish fall for many, seem optimistic about the growth in the hospitality sector and a clear path of continued strong growth through 2017 and likely into 2018.
Fall High Point Market - October 2016
Market

Fall High Point Market - October 2016

The M&A environment remains open and brisk. The announcement of Lee’s sale to American Leather indicates that the market is indeed open for business. Activity and strengthening of good companies is positive news for the entire industry.

Fall High Point Market - October 2016

The M&A environment remains open and brisk. The announcement of Lee’s sale to American Leather indicates that the market is indeed open for business. Activity and strengthening of good companies is positive news for the entire industry.
HD Vegas Market Update - May 2016
Market

HD Vegas Market Update - May 2016

The Stump & Company team feels the merger market remains vibrant with a strong balance of buyers and sellers. One public announcement in particular is worth noting: LacquerCraft's purchase of Grand Manor is a signal that the market is open, and indicates the attractiveness of domestic upholstery.

HD Vegas Market Update - May 2016

The Stump & Company team feels the merger market remains vibrant with a strong balance of buyers and sellers. One public announcement in particular is worth noting: LacquerCraft's purchase of Grand Manor is a signal that the market is open, and indicates the attractiveness of domestic upholstery.