LKQ Corp. to acquire interest in Mekonomen Group
LKQ Corporation announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire an equity interest in Mekonomen AB from Axel Johnson AB. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Mekonomen Group is the leading independent car parts and service chain in the Nordic region of Europe, offering a wide range of quality products including spare parts and accessories for cars, and workshop services for consumers and businesses. Under the terms of the definitive agreement, LKQ will acquire a 26.5% equity interest in Mekonomen AB from AXJ, and the transaction is expected to close in early December. LKQ intends to nominate two representatives for election to Mekonomen AB's board of directors to replace AXJ's two representatives.