K&L Gates Advises LKQ Corporation on Acquisition of Andrew Page Business
Andrew Page is one of the UK’s leading distributors of quality auto parts, workshop equipment, tools, and diagnostics. The transaction closed on 4 October 2016 following acceptance of the buyer’s offer on 30 September 2016.
Corporate partner Jeremy Davis and restructuring partner Jonathan Lawrence led the K&L Gates team that advised LKQ, supported by competition partner Neil Baylis, real estate of counsel Steven Cox, employment partner Paul Callegari, and commercial partner Andrew Danson, as well as Verity Priest (corporate associate), David Jacob (senior tax associate), Emma Thomas (senior employment associate), and Briony Pollard (IP associate).
Lawrence stated: “Our team worked with LKQ Corporation, reacting to the demands of a tight timeframe in closing the acquisition over a weekend.”
“Having advised LKQ Corporation on both its first move into the UK market in 2011 with the acquisition of Euro Car Parts and on its acquisition of Rhiag earlier this year, we are now delighted to have assisted them in this latest stage of their European business development,” said Davis.
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