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“They led all the negotiations and project managed all aspects of the transaction expertly. They definitely went the extra mile for us”

Russ Wellings, Founder

Deal Value: $16m

Chris Froggatt

Partner

Autoclimate | February 2013

Convex Capital led the sale of Autoclimate to Euro Car Parts, a subsidiary of US based LKQ, in a transaction that valued the business at over 8x EBIT.

Autoclimate is a leading automotive crash parts supplier, with unique proprietary IT and data collection software.

ECP is the largest UK supplier of aftermarket car parts. LKQ is the largest supplier of automotive aftermarket collision parts in the US, with revenues in excess of $3.3bn.

Convex Capital established that ECP/LKQ had compelling strategic reasons to acquire the business and ensured that the deal agreed at the outset was the one delivered after due diligence, and also to the agreed timetable.

The Convex difference: our owner managed mindset allowed us to guide and mentor our client to achieve a successful outcome, and also manage completion of the transaction within 6 weeks of the buyer being granted exclusivity

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