Collectors Holdings, a group co-owned by New York Mets owner Steven Cohen, has raised $100 million, valuing the authenticator and manager of collectibles at $4.3 billion.
The round, raised from existing investors, will allow Collectors to expand its business and invest in new technology to improve its user experience.
- Collectors provides service for trading cards, video games, and memorabilia.
- The company’s revenue and earnings have more than doubled over the past year.
Collectors was acquired in November 2020 by an investor group led by sports card collector Nat Turner, D1 Capital Partners, and Cohen Private Ventures in a deal valued at around $700 million. Following the transaction, Collectors was given an $853 million valuation.
The California-based company has also announced plans to launch a secure vault platform and collection management service. The service will allow collectors to submit items for authentication and transfer them to an 11,000-square-foot facility located in Delaware.
Last July, Collectors acquired Goldin Auctions in a deal estimated to be worth more than $200 million. Goldin hosted $100 million in transactions in 2020, up from $27 million in 2019. The platform is projected to host roughly $500 million in transactions in 2022.
Before the acquisition, Goldin raised $40 million in February 2021 in a round led by The Chernin Group and included Kevin Durant, Dwayne Wade, Mark Cuban, and Bill Simmons.