Ritchie Bros. and IronPlanet Secure Unconditional Antitrust Clearance


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Ritchie Bros. received unconditional antitrust clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice for the proposed acquisition of IronPlanet.

“Over the last three years, we’ve been successfully executing on a multi-channel diversification strategy to ensure that the company stays relevant and strong in a changing environment. In IronPlanet, we found a company that allows us to continue our rich history of innovation and gives us the tools and talent to transform into a digital information and insights powerhouse,” said Ravi Saligram, Ritchie Bros. CEO. “The missions of our companies are aligned: deliver maximum choice and value to our customers. We look forward to bringing our combined pride and passion together under one umbrella to accelerate our growth initiatives and add shareholder value.”

Greg Owens, IronPlanet chairman and CEO added, “The management team and employees of IronPlanet are enthusiastic about joining forces with Ritchie Bros. – the possibilities are endless when you merge brand strength with technology. We are inspired by the vision of leading a digital transformation in the industry.”

The transaction is expected to close in the next few weeks. A new organizational structure will be announced after closing.

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