CDK Global, Inc.

CDK Global, Inc.

CDK Global, Inc.

Date Founded



1950 Hassell Road, Hoffman Estates, IL, 60169, USA

Type of Company


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Computer Software
Human Resources & Personnel Services
Other Business & Consulting Services
IT Consulting & Services

Company Description

CDK Global, Inc. engages in the provision of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry. It operates through following segments: CDK North America and CDK International. The CDK North America segment provides technology-based solutions. The CDK International segment caters to the United States and Canada. The company was founded on September 30, 2014 and is headquartered in Hoffman Estates, IL.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President

Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President

Secretary, Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Executive Vice President, Chief Product & Technology Officer

Chief Information Officer

Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Chief Accounting Officer, Controller & Vice President

Chief Human Resources & Communications Officer

Chief Information Security Officer

Board of Directors

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Ariel Alternatives, LLC at Ariel Investments LLC

Chief Executive Officer at CDK Global, Inc.

Former President, Manufacturing Division at Merck & Co., Inc.

Former Chief Executive Officer at Sparta Systems, Inc.

Former President, Large Enterprise at Dell, Inc.

Faculty at Arizona State University - W.P. Carey School of Business

Founder at The Miles Group LLC

Management Affiliate at MidOcean Partners

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Clarkston Capital Partners' (CCP) investment approach is based on a quality and value investment philosophy. The firm's equity investment philosophy is based on the belief that the best way to achieve long-term stock portfolio performance is to buy quality companies that are undervalued in the market. The primary objective of CCP's fixed income philosophy is capital preservation. The firm's equity strategies include: the Clarkston Small-Mid Cap Equity Strategy, the Clarkston Large-Cap Equity Strategy, and the Clarkston Dividend Strategy. All strategies are governed by the firm's disciplined investment methodology which results in a concentrated portfolio of quality businesses. CCP invests in stocks of individual quality companies with sustainable competitive advantages resulting in consistently high Cash Returns on Net Operating Assets (CRONOA) and management teams capable of generating high returns on capital. When appropriate,CCP's fixed income portfolios are constructed to minimize risk while generating consistent cash flow. Clarkston Capital invests primarily in municipal state general obligations rated at least AA by the major rating agencies, U.S. Treasuries and high grade corporate bonds issued by firms with strong balances sheets, sustainable competitive advantages and consistent free cash flow generation. All fixed income holdings will be investment grade or better at the time of investment and current maturities will be less than 10 years.

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P2 Capital Partners takes a private equity approach to investing in the small-cap public market. The firm pursues a research intensive, concentrated, long-term, value-oriented, active and management-friendly investment style. P2 Capital Partners seeks to invest in companies with high business quality, attractive valuations and significant value-added opportunities. They manage a concentrated portfolio of significant ownership stakes in small-cap companies. Where appropriate, P2 Capital Partners will also lead private equity investments such as going-private leveraged buyouts sourced from their private funds’ public portfolio.

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Perkins is a long-only equities investment advisor that employs a value-oriented approach based on the belief that investing in a diversified portfolio of high-quality yet undervalued stocks can lead to outperformance of a benchmark over time. The firm employs a thorough bottom-up method of fundamental analysis and conducts rigorous downside analysis before determining upside potential. Their investment strategies include: small-cap value, mid-cap value, large-cap value, global value, non-US value, all-cap value and value plus income. Perkins seeks high-quality companies with strong balance sheets, low debt ratios, financial flexibility, solid recurring free cash flows and committed and tenured management with significant insider ownership.

Recent Transactions
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Advent International Corp., Ansira Partners, Inc. purchase CDK Global, Inc. /Digital Marketing Business from CDK Global, Inc.

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CDK Global, Inc. purchases Progressus Media LLC

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CDK Global, Inc. purchases Dashboard Dealership Enterprises, Inc.

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Limited Partner at Lead Edge Capital Management LLC

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Ripcord Digital, Inc. operates robotic digitization company. Its solutions include compliance, finance, healthcare, legal, and infrastructure. The company was founded by Alex Fielding, Kevin Hall, and Kim Lembo and is headquartered in Hayward, CA.

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Automatic Labs, Inc. develops software applications. Its product Automatic, helps customers drive safer and smarter with applications that diagnose engine trouble, detect accidents and send emergency response and help customers save money on driving. The company was founded by Thejo Kote, Ljuba Miljk and Jerry Jariyasunant in 2011 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Marchex Inc. Computer Software | Seattle, WA

Marchex, Inc. operates as a conversational analytics and solutions company which helps businesses connect, drive, measure, convert callers into customers, and connects the voice of the customer to business. It offers Marchex call analytics platform, Marchex call marketplace and Marchex local leads products to automotive, travel and hospitality, telecommunications, insurance, home services, digital agencies, healthcare, education & careers, financial services, legal, real estate and senior living industries. It delivers data insights and incorporates artificial intelligence (AI)-powered functionality that drives insights and solutions to help companies find, engage, and support its customers across voice and text-based communication channels. The company was founded by Russell C. Horowitz, Ethan A. Caldwell, Peter Christothoulou, and John Keister on January 17, 2003 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Microsoft Corporation Computer Software | Fort Collins, CO

Microsoft Corp. engages in the development and support of software, services, devices, and solutions. It operates through the following business segments: Productivity and Business Processes; Intelligent Cloud; and More Personal Computing. The Productivity and Business Processes segment comprises products and services in the portfolio of productivity, communication, and information services of the company spanning a variety of devices and platform. The Intelligent Cloud segment refers to the public, private, and hybrid serve products and cloud services of the company which can power modern business. The More Personal Computing segment encompasses products and services geared towards the interests of end users, developers, and IT professionals across all devices. The firm also offers operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games; personal computers, tablets; gaming and entertainment consoles; other intelligent devices; and related accessories. The company was founded by Paul Gardner Allen and William Henry Gates III in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

TransUnion IT Consulting & Services | Chicago, IL

TransUnion engages in the provision of information and risk management solutions. It also provides consumer reports, risk scores, analytical services and decision making capabilities to businesses. It operates through the following segments: U.S. Information Services (\"USIS\"), International, Consumer Interactive, and Corporate. The USIS segment provides consumer reports, risk scores, analytical services and decision making capabilities to businesses. The International segment provides credit reports, analytics and decision making services and other value-added risk management services. The Consumer Interactive segment offers solutions that help consumers manage their personal finances and take precautions against identity theft. The Corporate segment provides support services to each segment, holds investments and conducts enterprise functions. The company was founded on February 15, 2012 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Cox Enterprises, Inc. Cable, Satellite, and Radio Telecommunications - Atlanta, GA

Cox Enterprises, Inc. engages in the operation of a holding company which provides communications, media, and automotive services. It operates through the following brands: Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, and Manheim. The company was founded by James Middleton Cox in 1898 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Reynolds & Reynolds Co. Computer Software - Dayton, OH

The Reynolds & Reynolds Co. develops and supports software for automotive retailers. It offers accounting and HR, dealer, parts, and dealership services. The company was founded by Lucius D. Reynolds and James R. Gardner in 1866 and is headquartered in Dayton, OH.

PBS Systems, Inc. IT Consulting & Services - Calgary, Canada

PBS Systems, Inc. provides dealership management software for the automotive retail dealers. The firm offers AristoGold accounting that provides maintenance, processing, and reporting options for accounting journals, as well as vendor and customer databases; parts application, which offers counter invoice, service invoice, and estimates in a screen; and service modules that provides various point of sale tools, such as electronic signature capture, labor time guide integration, and vin explosion. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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