BIRD ISLAND — Sullivan Auctioneers LLC, based in Hamilton, Illinois, has entered an agreement to acquire Henslin Auctions and Henslin Real Estate, headquartered in Bird Island, Minnesota, according to a news release from Sullivan Auctioneers.

The acquisition is effective Dec. 1, 2021, and will strengthen Sullivan Auctioneers’ footprint throughout the north central United States, the company said in the release.

Both companies are family-owned.

Henslin Auctions has been offering farmland and farm machinery auctions in Minnesota and the surrounding states for more than 40 years.

Sullivan Auctioneers is one of the largest real estate and farm machinery auction companies in the nation, conducting auctions for more than 40 years around the world.

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The Henslin Auction team will be joining Sullivan Auctioneers, with Allen Henslin and LaDon Henslin carrying on leadership roles for Sullivan Auctioneers' north central territory.