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Big Iron Auctions will acquire Sullivan Auctioneers LLC.

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August 1, 2022

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BIG BUY: Two major auction houses - BigIron and Sullivan Auctioneers - are becoming one. The acquisition by BigIron creates an organization with greater reach and experience for online auctions.mindscanner/iStock/Getty Images

Two major auction companies are coming together with the announcement that BigIron Auctions and Sullivan Auctioneers LLC are joining forces. BigIron is acquiring Sullivan, based in Hamilton, Ill. The agreement was finalized on July 22 and it will bring 300 employees together to serve the online auction industry.

In a release announcing the acquisition, Mark Stock, BigIron CEO, commented: “Our shared philosophies of transparency, trust and hard work solidified our decision to combine organizations.”

Big Iron Auctions and Sullivan Auctioneers will move forward as BigIron Company with locations in Omaha, Columbus and St. Edwards, Neb.; Hamilton, Ill.; Huntington, Ind.; and Bird Island, Minn. Mark and Ron Stock will continue to head the Nebraska auctions, while Dan, Joe, Matt, Luke and Michael Sullivan will continue to lead the Hamilton, Huntington and Bird Island locations.

Adds Dan Sullivan, Sullivan Auctioneers: “We’ve always had great respect for the Stock brothers. They are visionaries and true leaders. We believe the future of our companies will allow us to provide bidders, buyers and sellers the best possible auction experience, while securing top dollar for their land and equipment.”

Stock adds: “As we move into the second half of 2022, we are now focused on discovering where our combined knowledge, tools and passion can be leveraged for a better customer experience. This marriage of organizations is another exciting chapter for all of us.”

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Source: Sullivan Auctioneers/BigIron. The source is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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