Lot-tissimo becomes part of Auction Technology Group
Last week Auction Technology Group (ATG) acquired the German art & antiques portal Lot-tissimo.com.
Founded in 2002 by Jörg Wisniewski, Lot-tissimo is based in Hamburg, Germany. Initially focussed on auctions in Germany and Austria, the portal now lists art and antiques auctions from across Europe. In 2010 Lot-tissimo collaborated with ATG and launched its own Live Bidding service utilising technology provided by Auction Technology Group.
The acquisition allows the combined businesses to invest even more heavily in technology, spend more on marketing to bring even more bidders and streamline processes to save auctioneers and bidders both time and money. Already sharing the same Live Bidding Technology, the acquisition allows auctioneers to list and webcast their sales on Lot-tissimo.com, auction.fr and thesaleroom.com using one single operator app. The group will invest further to deliver fully integrated services to the German marketplace, adding new tools to improve efficiency for auctioneers and bidders.
“Lot-tissimo and ATG have worked together since 2010 and being fully part of their group will enable us to develop further functionality for our clients and to streamline and integrate some of the processes” said Jörg Wisniewski. “We will offer a truly global opportunity to extend the reach of auctions to more bidders” he added.
“We at ATG are delighted that Lot-tissimo is now part of the wider Auction Technology Group. ATG and Lot-tissimo have worked together for many years and our senior management including Richard Lewis, Anne Somers and Simon Berti have worked with Jörg since 2010” said John-Paul Savant, Group CEO. “We are confident that this personal connection will contribute to the success of this acquisition and our combined businesses will be able to invest even more heavily in technology and spend more on marketing to bring even more bidders.”
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Richard Lewis, COO
T: +44 (0)20 3725 5512