Customs Support Group strategically strengthens its UK footprint with the acquisitions of Osborn Customs Services and KSI Portlink


Customs Support, a leading digital partner for customs declarations in Europe, announces the acquisition of Osborn Customs Services (“Osborn”) and KSI Portlink (“KSI”).

About Osborn, KSI and the combination with Customs Support Group:

Osborn, founded in 2001 and headquartered in Rochester, and KSI, founded in 2008 and headquartered in Dover, are both highly experienced and reputable customs specialists, providing reliable, compliant, and cost-effective services to their customers. Like Customs Support, Osborn and KSI are constantly seeking to improve the customs processes for their customers and understand the key role of digitization in the industry.

The combination of Osborn and KSI with Customs Support marks an important step in Customs Supports’ ambition to be a leading independent customs broker across Europe by significantly strengthening its UK presence in key logistics hotpots. Combining operational and digital capabilities will benefit customers greatly and will significantly improve customers’ ability to handle the customs challenges from Brexit at the various UK and EU borders in a compliant and efficient way.

About Customs Support Group:

Headquartered in the Netherlands, Customs Support Group is one of Europe’s leading independent, digital and neutral provider of customs services employing >1,100 dedicated customs professionals serving over 12,000 customers annually. Through its extensive service offering and digital capability, Customs Support consistently supports its customers in maximizing regulatory compliance, achieving operational efficiencies, import duty optimization, duty planning, and ongoing development for a constantly shifting customs landscape.

In addition to traditional brokerage and digital services, Customs Support Group offers customs consulting and gas measurement services. The company is currently active in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Poland, Italy, Ireland, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland.

In Europe, Customs Support Group serves many cross-border clients in several industries such as automotive, food and beverage, and many more. Customs Support is a frontrunner in digital customs and invests substantially in the digitization of the customs process.

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About Castik Capital:

Castik Capital S.à r.l. (“Castik Capital”) manages investments in private equity. Castik Capital is a European Private Equity firm, acquiring significant ownership positions in European private and public companies, where long-term value can be generated through active partnerships with management teams.
Founded in 2014, Castik Capital is based in Luxembourg and focuses on identifying and developing investment opportunities across Europe. Investments are made by the Luxembourg-based fund, EPIC II SLP. The advisor to Castik Capital S.à r.l. is Castik Capital Partners GmbH, based in Munich.

If you are the owner of a customs brokerage, gas measurement or other related services business and would like to know more about the possibilities of your business joining Customs Support, please contact Sebastian Ootjers – Director M&A and Corporate Development at