MPC Capital is an independent asset and investment manager for real assets in the shipping, real estate and infrastructure sectors. It initiates, structures, finances and manages real assets, targeted at institutional investors. It is a subsidiary of MPC Group (c 48% shareholding), founded in 1994 and listed in 2000. AUM as at end June 2019 was €4.2bn.
MPC Capital recorded an 86% y-o-y increase in pre-tax profit to €2.3m and a €1.6m net profit ex minorities in H121 against a €0.5m loss in H120. This was assisted by the focus on high-margin business, cost efficiencies and synergies, coupled with a favourable market environment for real assets. At the same time, MPC’s year-on-year decline in revenues and operating expenses in H121 reflects the proportionate consolidation of joint ventures (JVs) in technical and commercial management. Consequently, management guides to a higher FY21 pre-tax profit versus FY20, despite lower revenues.