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LKQ to offer €1B of senior notes to finance acquisition of Stahlgruber

A wholly owned subsidiary of LKQ Corp. plans to privately offer €1.0 billion of senior notes due 2026 and senior notes due 2028.

The car parts supplier plans to use net proceeds from the offering to finance its pending acquisition of STAHLGRUBER GmbH and for general corporate purposes.

LKQ agreed to acquire Stahlgruber from Stahlgruber Otto Gruber AG for an enterprise value of about €1.5 billion in December 2017. Stahlgruber is a European wholesale distributor of aftermarket spare parts for passenger cars.