ECI Partners has invested in ATG Media (‘ATG’), a global pioneer of webcast and timed online auction platforms. ECI will partner with ATG’s management and existing investor Mobeus Equity Partners (‘Mobeus’) to help drive the company’s ongoing international expansion.
ATG operates the-saleroom.com, i-bidder.com, BidSpotter.co.uk and BidSpotter.com as well as publishing the antiques industry bible, Antiques Trade Gazette.
ATG’s platforms allow bidders from around the world to browse fully illustrated sale catalogues and place bids over the internet in real time, with live audio and video feeds delivering the auction room atmosphere. Bidders are also able to participate in timed, online only auctions.
ATG’s growth has been driven by the continued shift of bidders online and ATG’s ability to provide auctioneers with a larger bidder base.
About ATG Media
ATG’s websites allow bidders from around the world to browse fully illustrated sale catalogues and place bids over the internet in real time with live audio and video feeds delivering the auction room atmosphere. Bidders are also able to participate in timed, online only auctions.
The sites have exceptional brand recognition – 80% of visitors to ATG’s websites visit because they know the brand or they find the brand via organic search. A team of 50 highly trained specialists in London and Seattle offices provide world class 24/7 customer support.
BidSpotter.com and BidSpotter.co.uk are the world leaders in industrial online auctions
The website for construction and farm equipment, retail returns and commercial auctions.
Europe’s leading website for fine art and antiques auctions providing a complete range of online services for buyers and sellers.
White label products
ATG’s award winning technology powers lot-tissimo.com (Germany’s foremost fine art and antiques auction portal) and Spink Live (the world’s oldest auctioneer and antique dealer).
For the full press release click ECI Partners