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Key Capital advised Customs Support Group on its acquisition of Bell Transport & Logistics

Bell Transport and Logistics



Key Capital advised Customs Support Group on its acquisition of Bell Transport & Logistics

Key Capital supported Customs Support Group (CSG) in the identification and acquisition of Bell Transport & Logistics. This marks CSG’s first acquisition in Ireland, in line with their ambition to become the leading customs partner for clients across Europe.

Backed by private equity investor Castik Capital, CSG is Europe’s leading independent, tech-enabled providers of customs services. Headquartered in the Netherlands, CSG employs over 1,000 dedicated customs professionals serving over 12,000 customers annually. The company is currently active in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Poland, Italy, Switzerland, Finland, and now Ireland.

The customs specialist Bell Transport & Logistics was founded in Waterford 2002. As a market leader in Ireland with a strong foothold in the UK and with management with over 40 years of experience, Bell is recognized as a go-to customs partner for importers and exporters.

The collaboration with the team from Key Capital has been very professional so far. We managed to close a first transaction within 6 months from the start of our engagement, so that is a great result. In the M&A process we ran together all aspects were properly covered by the Key Capital team both from a content perspective and from the even more important relationship management perspective. All parties, both us as acquirer but also the seller, were pleased with the positive atmosphere that was there during the entire process leading to a very nice outcome - our market entry into Ireland. We continue to work together with Key Capital to scout and work the Irish market for further acquisitions.
Sebastian Ootjers - Director of M&A and Corporate Development, CSG
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