LKQ to Acquire California Recycled Parts Business - aftermarketNews

LKQ to Acquire California Recycled Parts Business

LKQ Corp. has announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Pick-Your-Part Auto Wrecking, an auto recycler with nine recycling locations in California that generated approximately $114.1 million of revenue in the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2007. Pick-Your-Part Auto Wrecking has five retail oriented recycled parts facilities in the Greater Los Angeles area (one of which also operates a wholesale business), two in the San Francisco Bay area, one in the Bakersfield area and one in the Greater San Diego area. The nine locations operate on approximately 174 total combined acres of property.

CHICAGO — LKQ Corp. has announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Pick-Your-Part Auto Wrecking, an auto recycler with nine recycling locations in California that generated approximately $114.1 million of revenue in the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2007.

"This acquisition will provide us with a new market entry into the California retail oriented recycled parts market and additional capacity to grow our Southern California wholesale recycling business," said Joe Holsten, president and chief executive officer. "During our evaluation of Pick-Your-Part, we were very impressed by its operations and employees, and are excited to have this opportunity to add them to LKQ Corporation’s business."

Pick-Your-Part Auto Wrecking has five retail oriented recycled parts facilities in the Greater Los Angeles area (one of which also operates a wholesale business), two in the San Francisco Bay area, one in the Bakersfield area and one in the Greater San Diego area. The nine locations operate on approximately 174 total combined acres of property. After the closing of the transaction, five of the locations will be leased from entities controlled by the current owners of Pick-Your-Part. Members of Pick-Your-Part’s current management team plan to remain with Pick-Your-Part under LKQ’s ownership.

The purchase price for all of the outstanding voting and non-voting stock of Pick-Your-Part is expected to be $72.9 million, subject to adjustments related to working capital at closing, with the majority of the price allocated to the non-voting stock. LKQ has an option to pay up to 60 percent of the purchase price with LKQ common stock. Assuming the transaction closes prior to the middle of September 2008, 60 percent of the purchase price is paid with the company’s common stock and its stock price remains at its current level, LKQ estimates this acquisition will be approximately 1 cent accretive to its total diluted earnings per share in 2008.

The company estimates that this business will require approximately $1.3 million in capital expenditures after closing during the balance of 2008. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions.

For more information about LKQ, go to: www.lkqcorp.com.

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