Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Castik Capital, a European Private Equity firm, has entered into an agreement to acquire Customs Support from Mentha and Park Ventures. Oscar Driessen (Park Ventures) and the management team will make a (re)investment in the transaction alongside the EPIC II fund managed by Castik.
Customs Support is a leading independent customs broker providing clients with a full range of customs services. In addition to import, export, and transit documentation, Customs Support can also provide fiscal representation, VAT services, consultancy, and additional border services such as assistance with the application for various permits and degasification of containers.
The company has a strong reputation and stands for knowledge, speed, and efficient and digital customs solutions. With over 450 customs specialists, and a broad geographical coverage through more than 35 offices, Customs Support helps a wide range of clients with their European customs matters. The company is active in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, the UK, and Poland.
Customs Support has shown strong growth in the past few years both organically and by pursuing an active buy-&-build strategy, with 18 acquisitions completed in the past years. Castik Capital aims to continue this strategy and support Customs Support to become the leader in customs and border services in Europe.
Frank Weermeijer, CEO of Customs Support, commented: “We are excited to partner with Castik as we continue our international growth. Customs Support and Castik are fully committed to digitalize our services further and provide the most compliant and efficient customs services to our clients. Together we will accelerate on our strategy to be the leading European independent customs broker.”
Gijs Botman, Partner of Mentha, commented: “Customs Support has grown from a Rotterdam-based business to become a leading independent customs broker in Northern Europe. After successfully completing and integrating 18 acquisitions and preparing for a digital future, the company is now ready for a new growth phase. We had a fantastic journey and are bit sad to go separate ways. We are however confident that Castik Capital is the right partner to support their ambitions going forward.”