LKQ Corporation announced the execution of a definitive agreement to sell its equity interests in two Czech wholesale automotive parts distributors to Swiss Automotive Group AG. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
In May 2018, the European Commission cleared LKQ’s acquisition of STAHLGRUBER GmbH, with the exception of Stahlgruber’s two wholesale businesses in the Czech Republic, which were referred for review to the Czech Competition Authority. Earlier this year, the Czech Competition Authority approved LKQ’s acquisition of the two Czech distributors, subject to certain divestiture conditions. LKQ subsequently decided to sell the entire equity interests of the two businesses. LKQ Europe will continue to operate it’s existing Auto Kelly a.s. and ELIT s.r.o. businesses in the Czech Republic.
LKQ expects to complete the sale in early 2020, subject to required regulatory approvals.
Swiss Automotive Group
With this acquisition, the Swiss Automotive Group, which was built from the companies Derendinger AG and Métraux Services SA is continuously growing and widening its international footprint.
LKQ Corporation 08.01.2020