Auctionata acquires ValueMyStuff

Leading online auction house Auctionata has acquired the London-based valuation company ValueMyStuff (VMS). VMS was founded in 2009 by its current CEO Patrick van der Vorst, former President and Head of Department at Sotheby’s in London. VMS offers fee-based valuations with a team of over sixty fine art, luxury objects, antiques and collectibles specialists who have formerly worked at major international auction houses. With over 469,000 valuations and 400,000 customers, it is one of the largest online valuation companies in the global market.

The acquisition of VMS constitutes another advance in Auctionata’s rapid international expansion, particularly into the United Kingdom. Having grown to become Germany’s biggest auction house in less than three years, with revenues of €35.7 million (US $39.7 million) in the first half year 2015, the company is pursuing its track towards market leadership in Europe.