About us 

MANAGING REAL ASSETS

MPC Capital is an international real asset and investment manager with a focus on three core segments: real estate, infrastructure, and shipping. We specialize in the development and management of niche real asset investments and investment products for international institutional investors, family offices, and professional investors.

We align with the interests of our investors by co-investing and taking on early stage project development risk. Our hands-on approach provides investors with a comprehensive solution throughout the value chain of a real asset. For 25 years, we have identified and delivered niche real asset investment opportunities for investors and built strong relationships with carefully selected international partners in attractive market segments.

History

Leading Investment manager for 25 years

MPC Capital, listed since 2000, was founded in 1994 as a subsidiary of the international MPC Group. MPC Group is now the primary shareholder of MPC Capital. With EUR 4.3 bn of Assets Under Management (as of 12/2018), MPC Capital is a leading investment and asset manager for real assets employing approximately 300 members of staff.

Management

The Board

Ulf Holländer

CEO

Ulf Holländer joined MPC Capital in early 2000 and was appointed to the Management Board in July 2000, in April 2015 he became CEO. His responsibilities include Infrastructure and Real Estate Netherlands.

Previously he held executive positions at the shipping company Hamburg Süd and its subsidiaries in Australia and the US. Ulf Holländer is married and has three children.

Constantin Baack

Board Member Shipping

Constantin Baack was appointed to the Management Board of MPC Capital AG as CFO in April 2015. He joined MPC Capital in April 2008 and has held various executive positions since then. Previously, as managing director of Ahrenkiel Steamship, he was responsible for the consolidation of the MPC Group's shipping activities.

Constantin Baack holds a Master’s Degree in international business from the University of Sydney. Before joining MPC Capital he worked for Hamburg Süd in Sydney and for one of the Big 4 accounting firms. He is married and has three children.

Dr. Philipp Lauenstein

CFO (Chief financial officer)

Dr. Philipp Lauenstein has been a member of the Management Board of MPC Capital AG since April 2018. He has been with the MPC Group since 2016 and was most recently responsible for the finance department of MPC Container Ships ASA during its establishment. 

Philipp Lauenstein holds a doctorate in economics and worked in a management consultancy prior to joining the MPC Group.


Dr. Karsten Markwardt

Board Member, Legal & ComplianCE, Real Estate Germany

Dr. Karsten Markwardt joined MPC Capital as General Counsel at the beginning of 2008 and has been a member of the Management Board since April 2018. He previously advised the Talkline Group as General Counsel and as an attorney specialized in M&A as well as corporate and capital markets law.

Karsten Markwardt trained at Siemens AG in Mannheim and studied business administration at the Stuttgart University of Cooperative Education (Diplom-Betriebswirt (BA)). He studied law at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Heidelberg where he obtained a doctorate. He is married and has three children.

Dr. Ignace Van Meenen

CSO (Chief Sales Officer)

Dr. Ignace Van Meenen was appointed to the Management Board of MPC Capital AG as CSO in June 2019. He started his investment career at Deutsche Bank in the US and Germany. This was followed by management positions as Finance Director of the energy, real estate and chemicals group RAG (Evonik Industries) and as CFO of RTL Group and DIC Immobiliengruppe. Most recently, Van Meenen was CEO of the Rickmers Group in Hamburg.

Ignace Van Meenen

Our ESG Strategy

SUSTAINABILITY & RESPONSIBILITY

Responsible asset and investment management  is at the core of our company and our investments. We are committed to investing with consideration of our ESG principles thus delivering lasting positive impact on the environment and the communities in which we invest. Our ESG principles serve as a guideline to investing sustainably and responsibly in all our asset segments reflecting our commitment to socially and environmentally responsible actions. Read more


Corporate Social Responsibility

Our Foundation  

More than just Fun

For more than 10 years, MPC Capital supports educationally disadvantaged youth with its Elbstiftung foundation.

Within the Elbstation Akademie project, young people rehearse plays, produce radio features and make movies, which are then presented in theatres throughout Hamburg.

FILM

Drama, action, or documentary – the imagination of young filmmakers knows no bound. Film group participants learn the secrets of the professional moviemakers. Fims can be watched on www.elbstation.de and the Elbstation YouTube channel.

RADIO

Radio plays and features go “on air”. In the radio group teenagers learn stepby-step how to produce a radio show. They conduct interviews, do research, practice speaking into a microphone and cut audio files.

THEATRE

In the theatre group young people write their own pieces and bring moving stories to the stage. They learn various acting techniques, play different roles and enhance their performance skills. At the end of their performance, they receive standing ovations from large audiences.

EDUCATION IS ESSENTIAL

Education is important for a career. Many children in Hamburg start school with a disadvantage. This is exactly where Elbstation comes in: We promote self-esteem and motivation, help young people become successful and facilitate their access to better education.