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 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 deep expertise in the management of real asset investments provides investors with a comprehensive solution throughout the value chain of a real asset. For more than 25 years, we have identified and delivered real asset investment opportunities for investors and built strong relationships with carefully selected international partners in attractive market segments.


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 4.7 bn of Assets Under Management (as of 06/2021), MPC Capital is a leading investment and asset manager for real assets employing approximately 200 members of staff.


The Board

Ulf Holländer


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 has been a member of the Management Board of MPC Capital AG since April 2015 and has held various management positions for MPC Capital since April 2008. As Managing Director of Ahrenkiel Steamship, he was responsible for merging the shipping activities of the MPC Group.

Constantin Baack holds a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Sydney and previously worked for Ernst & Young and Reederei Hamburg Süd in Sydney. 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.

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.

Environmental Responsibility

Reduce environmental impact of managed assets and corporate processes.

Social Responsibility

Positive contribution to communities and individual well-being.

Corporate Governance

Maintain and develop best-in-class governance, compliance and risk management standards.

As PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment) Signatory we commit to their principles:

  • Principle 1: We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
  • Principle 2: We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
  • Principle 3: We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
  • Principle 4: We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
  • Principle 5: We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
  • Principle 6: We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.


MPC CAPITAL ESG Strategy 2021
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.


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 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.


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.