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. is a distributor of vehicle products and its parts to repair, maintenance, and accessorize automobiles. 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

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer-Lkq Europe

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer

President-Wholesale North America Operations

Vice President, Finance, Principal Accounting Officer & Controller

Senior Vice President, Development

Senior Vice President-Government & Regulatory Affairs

Board of Directors

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at LKQ Corp.

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

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

Partner at ValueAct Capital Management LP

Former Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President at Mazda Motor of America, Inc.

Co-Founder at Business Talent Group LLC

Former President-Automotive Aftermarket Division at Robert Bosch GmbH

Principal at Divitto Design Group

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Leominster Credit Union

President & Director at Rexel Holdings USA Corp.

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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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Boston Partners constructs well-diversified portfolios that consistently possess these three characteristics: they are simple rules that limit downside risk, preserve capital and maximize the power of compounding. The firm primarily provides advice using a value style approach for US Equity, Global & International Equity, Emerging Markets, Long/Short Equity, and ESG. Their investment process is grounded in bottom-up fundamental analysis. Additionally, a strict sell discipline is employed when an investment reaches market valuation, or if business fundamentals weaken or if the catalyst reverses.

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Atlanta Capital offers investment advisory services in a variety of equity, fixed income and mixed-asset strategies. In-depth bottom-up fundamental analysis is the primary basis for their investment decision making process. The firm seeks to achieve above-average long-term risk adjusted returns through emphasis on high quality equity or debt instruments judged by Atlanta Capital to have unrecognized value or investment potential. For equities, high quality is generally measured by a company’s demonstrated history of consistent growth and stability in earnings. For debt instruments, high quality typically relates to the probability of repayment (credit risk) and the predictability of when principal repayment will occur (stability of cash flow).

Recent Transactions
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LKQ Corp., Warn Industries, Inc. purchase Factor 55 LLC

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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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Advised onLKQ Corp. purchases Global Trade Alliance, Inc.

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

Investment Advisor

Advised onLKQ Corp. purchases Keystone Automotive Industries, Inc.

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Advised onLKQ Corp. purchases Keystone Automotive Industries, Inc.

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

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Advised onLKQ Corp. purchases Rhiag-Inter Auto Parts Italia Srl 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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