EQUITA assisted Customs Support

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Customs Support, the leading digital customs broker in Europe, part of Castik Capital portfolio companies, announces the acquisition of Mediterranean Customs Services (M.C.S.).

Customs Support has been assisted as financial advisor by Equita K Finance – Italian partner of Clairfield International and part of Equita Group – and by Clairfield Germany. Law firm Pavia e Ansaldo assisted on the legal aspects.In addition, Custom Support has been assisted by Deloitte for financial, tax and payroll due diligence and by Studio Armella & Associati for customs due diligence.
The shareholders of Mediterranean Customs Services have been assisted by Quantico Advisory, by the Law Firm Studio Pennacino on the legal and customs aspects and by Studio Rag. Capitano Salvatore Fabrizio on tax aspects.

“Offering outstanding service for import and export declarations to clients is what we recognised in the way of working at Customs Support. I am convinced that customers will benefit from this integration and get the best customs service in Italy and in the rest of Europe” said Fabio Solari, Managing Director of Mediterranean Customs Services.

“With their strategic locations in the ports of the Upper Tyrrhenian Sea, we will be able to to offer to our clients even more services and a broader set of customs activities in the Northern region of Italy. With the MCS team’s experience in shipping and focus on quality, they perfectly match our ambition to provide excellent customs knowledge to clients” said Frank Weermeijer, CEO of Customs Support Group.

The transaction in a nutshell

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MCS's shipping experience and focus on quality are a perfect match for Customs Support's ambition to provide customers with excellent customs knowledge

Customs Support
October 2022
Acquisition of Mediterranean Customs Services by Customs Support
Financial Advisor
M&A advisory
EQUITA Mid Cap Advisory

The company

Established in 1993, M.C.S. is a well-known and highly respective customs broker with 8 offices in the most important harbours of Northern Italy, which is a result of the company’s goal to achieve an operational presence at all ports in the Upper Tyrrhenian Sea. MCS has many years of experience in all stages of customs operations and offers clients outstanding service for import and export declarations, classification of goods, VAT warehousing, customs authorisation and clearance and customs consulting.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, Customs Support Group is Europe’s leading independent, digital and neutral provider of customs services employing more than 1,500 dedicated customs professionals serving over 12,000 customers annually. Through the extensive service offering and digital capability, they consistently support its customers in maximising regulatory compliance, achieving operational efficiencies, import duty optimisation, 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 the number one in digital customs and invests substantially in the digitalisation of the customs process.