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Certified Collectibles Group (CCG)

LOCATION: Lakewood Ranch, Florida

INDUSTRY: Business Services

The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) is a tech-enabled leader in the expert authentication, grading and conservation of collectibles, such as coins, comic books, and sports cards.  

CCG is a global provider of expert, impartial and tech-enabled services that add value and liquidity to collectibles. Founded in 1987, CCG offers authentication, grading and conservation services that have unlocked billions of dollars in secondary market value.  Today, CCG sits at the forefront of the fast-growing global collectibles industry with offices on three continents, robust digital offerings and comprehensive certification services for collectibles.

CCG is expected to invest significantly in its current and planned services, adding and training new employees, expanding its geographic and product reach, acquiring new technologies and developing its digital presence.

CCG was acquired by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Group alongside Kaulig Capital and other investors including Roc Nation; Michael Rubin, founder and executive chairman of Fanatics; SC.Holdings; Mastry, founded by Rudy Cline-Thomas; Andre Iguodala; Daryl Morey, President of Basketball Operations for the Philadelphia 76ers; and Main Street Advisors.