Auction Technology Group

Auction Technology Group are a company that provides specialist services to the auction industry, both in print and on the web. A global pioneer of live online auctions, it is the owner of Antiques Trade Gazette, and its principal websites include: antiquestradegazette.com, thesaleroom.com, ibidder.com, bidspotter.com, bidspotter.co.uk and globalauctionplatform.com


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Antiques Trade Gazette's 2500th edition

05 July 2021

This week marks a numerical milestone as Antiques Trade Gazette publishes its 2500th edition.

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2500 issues of ATG: VAT, Scotland Yard and a narrow escape

05 July 2021

Enjoy a brief trip down memory lane as we look back on 2500 editions of ATG and prepare for our 50th anniversary in September

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Update on Auction Technology Group's proposed acquisition of Live Auctioneers

05 July 2021

CEO of Auction Technology Group John-Paul Savant discusses the proposed acquisition of Live Auctioneers and says it will bring you more of what you want

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Auction Technology Group lines up LiveAuctioneers deal

21 June 2021

Auction Technology Group (ATG), owner of Antiques Trade Gazette and online marketplaces including thesaleroom.com, has announced the proposed acquisition of LiveAuctioneers, a major art and antiques auction marketplace in North America.

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Online bidding: The key moment

22 March 2021

Fifteen years ago an auction was held which heralded the online transformation in the bidding process and opened sales up to potential buyers across the world

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Timed auctions: Salerooms of all sizes see advantages in a format that can deliver

02 November 2020

Live or timed? It used to be an easy answer: nothing compares to the thrill and theatre of the live sale. Now it is not so simple.

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The resilient world of art and antiques auctions: UK Auctions 2020 – a report by thesaleroom.com

17 August 2020

A surge in online bidding, coupled with auctioneers’ ability to adapt quickly to changing times, has shown how robust this market can be, says John-Paul Savant, chief executive officer of Auction Technology Group

Announcement from thesaleroom.com: internet bidding will continue uninterrupted

16 March 2020

Online auction marketplace thesaleroom.com (owned by ATG parent Auction Technology Group) made the following announcement to reassure auction houses that internet bidding will continue uninterrupted:

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It’s back: ATG Pub Quiz 2019

19 September 2019

Returning after an interlude of seven years, the ATG Pub Quiz returned on Tuesday night with more than 20 teams taking part.

ATG parent wins business accolade

01 July 2019

Auction Technology Group, owner of ATG, has been included in the London Stock Exchange Group’s '1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2019' report.

Comment by ATG's editor-at-large

05 November 2018

At times, the UK art market can feel London-centric – particularly in a week when the capital plays host to 'Asian Art in London' and the city stakes its place alongside Hong Kong and New York as a world hub for the Asian art market.

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‘Online bidders’ expectations are rising’

15 October 2018

We ask ATG’s Richard Lewis why thesaleroom.com is changing its commission fee.

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Simon Berti steps down after two decades at ATG

20 August 2018

Simon Berti, chairman of the Art & Antiques division at Antiques Trade Gazette parent Auction Technology Group, has announced that he is stepping down from his role after 20 years “to explore life beyond auctions”.

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Simon Berti steps down as ATG’s chairman of Art & Antiques

17 August 2018

Simon Berti, chairman of the Art & Antiques division at Antiques Trade Gazette parent Auction Technology Group, has announced that he is stepping down from his role after 20 years “to explore life beyond auctions”.

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Auction Technology Group hires chief technology officer

18 July 2018

Auction Technology Group (ATG) - parent company of Antiques Trade Gazette and thesaleroom.com – has hired a new chief technology officer.

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ATG's chief executive on purchasing Germany-based portal lot-tissimo: 'Bidders will have more choice'

12 March 2018

Auction Technology Group's chief sets out how online consolidation, such as the company's purchase in March of e-commerce portal lot-tissimo, will bring benefits to both buyers and auctioneers...

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Auction Technology Group announces merger with Lot-tissimo.com

25 February 2018

Auction Technology Group (ATG) - parent company of Antiques Trade Gazette and thesaleroom.com - has merged with German art and antiques portal Lot-tissimo.com.

Your Gazette: any time, any device

10 April 2017

Editor’s comment: ‘User-friendly’ is a term with varying definitions. For readers of Antiques Trade Gazette, whose work requires them to hit the road often, it should mean the content they want is accessible in as many ways as possible wherever they are.

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Building the best bidder experience – Auction Technology Group CEO John-Paul Savant on why the company has rebranded

29 November 2016

What’s in a name? Quite a lot, actually, if you’re John-Paul Savant, chief executive of the newly-rebranded Auction Technology Group, the company formerly known as ATG Media.

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ATG Media renames to reflect expansion across auction sectors

22 November 2016

ATG Media, corporate parent of ‘Antiques Trade Gazette’, has been rebranded as the Auction Technology Group.

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