Euro Car Parts/Andrew Page [Archived]
Euro Car Parts/Andrew Page [Archived]

The following Competition guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Euro Car Parts/Andrew Page [Archived]
  • Case facts
  • Timeline
  • Commentary

CASE HUB

ARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the decision of 31 October 2017; it is no longer maintained.

See further, timeline.

Case facts

Outline UK merger investigation into the completed acquisition by Euro Car Parts Limited of assets of the Andrew Page business, a transaction with horizontal overlaps in markets for the supply car parts to independent garages.

Latest developments On 4 September 2018, the CMA published its case closure summary, thus formally ending the investigation.

Parties Euro Car Parts Ltd (ECP) is a UK-based subsidiary of LKQ Corporation (LKQ). LKQ is a leading provider of alternative and speciality parts to repair and accessorise automobiles and other vehicles, as well as designing, producing and supplying  automotive glass to original equipment manufacturers. It has operations in North America, Europe, China and Taiwan.

The Andrew Page business (AP Business) comprises substantially all the business assets from Andrew Page Limited, Solid Auto (UK) Limited and Colton Parts Company Limited, including 102 branch locations, a national distribution centre and the corporate head office. The AP Business was a distributor of automotive parts with 109 sites