Charter has served contract furniture industry clients for more than 25 years, closing transactions spanning OEMs, component suppliers, dealers, national manufacturers and leading brands. In 2013 we launched a dedicated furniture practice, leveraging our deep investment banking knowledge, furniture industry understanding and relationships to generate the best outcomes for our clients.
Our contract furniture industry practice is led by Andrew Williams, CExP, CM&AA. Andrew offers operational industry expertise, having spent a decade as COO of a home furnishings manufacturer, with involvement in markets including NeoCon, Dallas, Las Vegas, and High Point. As an M&A advisor, he has worked with contract furniture manufacturers on sell-side and acquisition transactions as well as valuations and succession planning.
Serving as advisor to the practice is Charley Vranian, a furniture-industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in business management and leadership, including more than two decades with Herman Miller.
Unlock your potential
As one of the few investment banking firms with a dedicated furniture practice, Charter is uniquely positioned to successfully guide clients through buy, sell, and capital raise transactions for companies ranging from $10 million to $250 million in enterprise value. To help unlock your potential, we offer:
- Insights into the M&A environment in the office and contract furniture industry.
- Options for growing your business, from acquiring existing companies to raising capital.
- How to determine what your business is worth in the current economy and state of the industry.
- Professional guidance for succession planning -- when is the right time to transfer ownership?
Contact us to schedule a meeting, and get started unlocking your potential.
To learn more about M&A trends in the contract furniture industry, read a recent article published by Monday Morning Quarterback featuring insights from Charter's Andrew Williams and John Kerschen: What’s next? Pair of companies prepares dealers, manufacturers for mergers and acquisitions