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.
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 4.5 bn of Assets Under Management (as of 12/2019), MPC Capital is a leading investment and asset manager for real assets employing approximately 300 members of staff.
Located at the traditional Palmaille street in Hamburg, MPC Capital was founded in 1994 as a subsidiary of the international trading house MPC Münchmeyer Petersen.
MPC Münchmeyer Petersen Capital went public in 2000. While the company initially focused on ship investments, the product range was significantly expanded during the following years.
In 2004, MPC Capital became the leading issuer of closed-end retail funds in Germany.
The repositioning as an international asset and investment manager for institutional clients was initiated in 2012.
MPC Capital manages EUR 4.5 bn in assets (AuM as of 31.12.2019).
EUR 4.5 bn in AuM
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.
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.
Dr. Karsten Markwardt
Board Member, Legal & Compliance
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.
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
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.
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.