LKQ Corp.

LKQ Corp.

LKQ Corp.

Date Founded



500 West Madison Street, Suite 2800, Chicago, IL, 60661, USA

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Wholesale: Industrial Products & Manufacturing
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Waste Management & Recycling
Auto Parts & Tires

Company Description

LKQ Corp. engages in providing alternative parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles. It operates through the following segments: Wholesale-North America, Europe and Specialty. The Wholesale-North America segment includes Glass and Self Service segments. The company was founded by Donald F. Flynn in February 1998 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Executives & Employees

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Senior Vice President-Development, Associate General Counsel, Assistant Secretary

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Senior Vice President & Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Lkq Europe

President-Wholesale North America Operations

Vice President, Finance, Controller & Principal Accounting Officer

Senior Vice President-Human Resources

Senior Vice President-Government & Regulatory Affairs

Chief Executive Officer-Italy & Switzerland

Board of Directors

Former President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at LKQ Corp.

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at LKQ Corp.

Former Senior Lecturer, Business Administration at Harvard University - Harvard Business School

Executive Officer at Golub Capital Bdc 3, Inc.

Faculty Director, JD/MBA Program at Harvard University - Harvard Law School

Founder at American College of Corporate Directors

Principal at Divitto Design Group

Co-Founder at Board Leaders, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at Rexel SA

Chief Executive Officer at CEVA Logistics LLC

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ValueAct Capital was initially formed in June 2000 to manage the capital of its three founders, along with the capital of a limited number of outside investors, in an investment strategy that combines intensive due diligence, a concentrated number of investments, and active, constructive involvement in the value creation at those investments. Today, with offices in San Francisco and Boston, ValueAct Capital manages more than $8.0 billion on behalf of some of the world's most respected institutional and individual investors. ValueAct Capital concentrates on acquiring significant ownership stakes in a limited number of companies that it believes are fundamentally undervalued. The investment team seeks to identify companies that are out of favor, or may be undergoing significant transition. Such companies may be temporarily mispriced for a variety of reasons, including perceived unfavorable industry conditions, poor business performance, changes in management or ownership, reorganizations, or other external factors. These conditions can often result in fundamentally "good" businesses that are available at depressed valuations. The goal in each investment is to work productively with management and/or the company's board to implement a strategy or strategies that maximize returns for all shareholders. ValueAct Capital is typically one of the largest independent shareholders at each of its core company investments and works in a constructive manner with management and/or the company's board to successfully implement strategies that generate superior returns on invested capital. The seven investment partners have extensive experience working effectively with portfolio companies as long-term large shareholders, and oftentimes as members of the companies' boards. At any given time, the portfolio consists of ten to eighteen core company investments, as well as a small "farm team" of additional investments in development.

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Ensign Peak Advisors compares various markets around the world in equities, fixed-income and currencies, and assesses which are more attractive and less attractive. They allocate a higher percentage of the portfolio towards those markets that are more attractive and underweight areas of the world that are less attractive.

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SCA is a value-oriented investment adviser that focuses primarily on US corporate equity, but also invests in other securities and investments on behalf of the funds. The firm generally evaluates securities on an enterprise value basis, seeking to determine intrinsic value of the securities of a \"company.\" They view a \"company\" as a combination of (1) an operating business or businesses; (2) a capital structure; and (3) assets or liabilities that may not be properly reflected in a profit and loss statement. SCA attempts to purchase or sell short securities with the greatest possible deviation from their intrinsic value due to the fact that it is often difficult to estimate the intrinsic value with great precision. The steps of the firm's methods of analysis include identification; analysis; monitoring; exiting a position; market strategy; portfolio concentration; and borrowing.

Recent Transactions
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LKQ Corp. purchases Elite Electronics, Inc.

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LKQ Corp. purchases Stahlgruber GmbH from Stahlgruber Otto Gruber AG

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LKQ Corp., Euro Car Parts Ltd. purchase Andrew Page Ltd. from Phoenix Equity Partners Ltd., Endless LLP

Insider Transactions
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Transaction Advisors

Advised onLKQ Corp. purchases Global Trade Alliance, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Advised onLKQ Corp. purchases Stahlgruber GmbH from Stahlgruber Otto Gruber AG

Investment Advisor

Advised onLKQ Corp. purchases Keystone Automotive Industries, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Advised onLKQ Corp. purchases Keystone Automotive Industries, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Advised onLKQ Corp. purchases Rhiag Inter Auto Parts Italia SpA from Apax Partners Ltd.

Legal Advisor

Advised onLKQ Corp. purchases Rhiag Inter Auto Parts Italia SpA from Apax Partners Ltd.

Advisors & Consultants

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at City Auto Parts of Durham, Inc.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #369
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #369
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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