PCE is project developer, initiator and asset manager in Hamburg and Basel with many years of experience in the river cruise segment. As an owner-managed, independent company with flat hierarchies and short decision pathways, we are in a position to react flexibly to the wishes and requirements of the tourist companies at all times. To this end, we maintain close partnerships with experienced shipyards, ship managers, banks, investors and interior architects.
PCE develops since 2004 suitable investment concepts for various investor groups. We have designed tailor-made projects for individual and institutional investors, private placements and mutual funds. To date, PCE has designed and implemented 26 investment offers. The total investment volume amounts to over € 535 million. Since 2008, PCE has concentrated on river cruises. In this segment, PCE has financed 14 river cruise ships for leading river cruise companies. The investment volume in this segment amounts around € 200 million.
Kai-Michael Pappert is the founder and sole shareholder of PCE.
Born in Hamburg in 1966, he successfully completed an apprenticeship to become a shipping merchant. During and following his subsequent studies at the University of Hamburg, where he earned a Diploma in business management, he was employed from 1990 to 1993 at what was at that time one of the leading initiators. In mid-1993, he took over the role of a Sales Manager at a large issuing house in Hamburg, where he subsequently also held the role of a Managing Partner from 1996 until selling his shares at the beginning of 2003. PCE entered the market with the first single and private placements in 2004.
Before joining PCE Asset Management GmbH (formerly PCE Treuhand) as Managing Director in June 2008, Holger Ebsen worked for many years as a banker in a private bank
in Hamburg. As an authorized signatory and head of the fiduciary department, which he played a major role in establishing, he was responsible for the full range of investor services.
In January 2015, Holger Ebsen was additionally appointed managing director of PCE Fondsmanagement GmbH, which has been merged with PCE Treuhand in the meantime. It provides services in the field of property management and with regard to the preparation of business management basics for the river vessels. In addition, it acts as managing limited partner in the investment companies.