Private & Institutional Wealth

Introduction to AMC

AMC Network is a team of over twenty experienced financiers and real estate professionals. Combined we have over 250 years of experience and over twenty with this business. Currently working across the UK, Europe, USA, Middle-East and also in developing markets including Latin America.

Focused on live investments, AMC Network is connected at the highest level. Sectors include property, industrial, technology and sovereign funds.

AMC Network works with some of the world´s most recognised brands and their investors. Examples include, MTV, Endemol, United Business Media, PwC, the Danish Government, BMW, Mercedes, VW Group, Hankook, several tier one countries and numerous private wealth sources, including family offices.

AMC Network's service is further augmented via a global network of trusted partners.

AMC News

  • Pounds, dollars and pence

    When an economy falters there is often a trumpet cry of how the resulting weak currency will help move things back to positive territory. Foreign funds should flow in and solve the financial problems. Globally there are many states with weak currency, but non-NGO foreign investment does not reach any volume. Perhaps it is better to invest in fundamentally sound assets where there is tenant demand, any currency uplift to be seen as a bonus. In several downturns the foreign currency play seems over egged, scanning business pages it is hard to ascertain whether there is more or less foreign money in the market, especially when so much is re-badged, re-circulated and often placed with a local manager.

    While the strength of CHF has had a big effect in Switzerland, the currency being so resilient now for several years it has made the country even more expensive, general currency movements in the other established economies, while having some impact are not as pronounced as the chat pertains. Finally, when executing the successful sale there is little thought of the new investor eventually selling the asset again, possibly taking away funds to foreign shores and the negative ripple effect this can have on the market. While not looking a gift horse in the mouth, perhaps hyped reports are not what they seem and should be taken with further serious investigation.


  • Reports and Surveys

    It seems not a day passes without another report in to the property market. It will rise, fall, stay the same, crash. It is hard to know what to believe. A good start is to look at the sample size, profile type, research parameters deployed and who is paying for said survey. For example were these findings based on random calls to fixed lines and who outside a business would use one of these nowadays? Have you or anyone you know been surveyed in the last five years? Using another measurement, this morning one leading consumer property portal tells us website traffic is up. Unfortunately for agents this does not necessarily equate to sales and hard cash, so while better than no site traffic, it is a metric in isolation which is somewhat meaningless if the aim is to meaningfully value the current property market. For the sector in the UK, it was probably by enlarge slightly overheated, so a likely correction now is taking it back to where it really needed to be and not the doom and gloom some commentators like to revel in. There will always be a demand for good assets at a fair price and those vendors who wish to attain a higher value and can afford it, will wait for the market to catch up. So currently bargains look thin on the ground.


  • Corona's impact on the market

    Despite increased global health worries, the market rumbles on. Some assets are changing hands, partly in deals negotiated before the virus pandemic became so evident. Interest is higher than may be expected reading the general news. Investors still need to place money for a financial return and there is talk of some vulture funds looking to move in; although it is looking likely decent assets will retain conservative values in the medium term regardless of current economic blips. Specifically in the leisure sector some business casualties will leave an open field for new concepts to come to market and some of the defunct dining chains have been subject to buyer interest. One idea is to update these concepts and rationalise sites.


  • Smart City Expo Barcelona 2019

    In its ninth year the show continues to grow, bringing together technology, design, future vision and public bodies. This once offbeat event has now spawned a range of associated events across the globe. Still struggling a little to separate itself from well know property shows such as Mipim, it is hard to say if Smart City Expo is about technology, design or planning and construction. Perhaps it is looking to amalgamate all these areas. Some examples of exhibitors were Moscow city, the Saxony region of Germany, Catalonia and Leeds City Region on the public body side. Technology attendees were the usual players of Microsoft, Cisco and the ilk with some more niche and newer players presenting their wares. To add to the mix Seat showed it’s new electric scooter with a presentation from their top man. Specialist vehicle firms had demos of their driverless autonomous pods, some of which are now live and being used in parts of the world.


  • Thirty years of Mipim, Cannes France

    So another year and another wrap for the yacht parties and fine dining. Mipim, the annual beano for the property sector, held in Cannes France, has become one of the leading conferences for the sector - certainly here in Europe. After some negative and frankly cheap swipes by the less informed media, Mipim has worked hard to push diversity and lose the image of it all being men in suits. The event has become more international and diverse. The first Monday back, across the sector now starts the account reconciliation for business earned v´s expensive meals eaten.


  • Futurebuild 2019, East London

    The three day event once named EcoBuild, closed its 2019 edition last Thursday. The busy exhibition and conference was as ever, held in London Docklands' large purpose built ExCel venue. Although missing the full buzz of previous years, the event was well attended and featured some international exhibitors. Sustainable design and development seem the order of the day. With off grid pods, collaborative living and recyclable design in abundance.


  • Hospitality Gains Pace

    The group looks to further develop its hotel concept as a standalone and in conjuction with an existing UK hotel operator with plans to branch overseas. Business and management strategy to be tweaked dependant on site location, property pitch and scale.


  • Italian Investments

    Cagliari located on the desirable tourist island hotspot of Sardinia was the setting for the latest Italian government backed investment forum. The refurbished old tobacco factory was the venue for innovative Italian firms to meet investors and academics. Drawn from sectors as diverse as biodiversity, eco-technology and alternative forms of construction. Enterprise values of the attendees ranged from sub one million euros to over 100 million euros.


  • November 2018

    The company bids on several UK leisure assets as part of its strategy to develop a wider hospitality offering. For sometime AMC Network has been looking to create and market a hotel and leisure offering in its own name or with a close partner. This comes after several years of acting for the large groups, which has unveiled some overlooked opportunities.


  • Autumn 2018 market update

    The UK real estate market tends to be seeing some early effects of the 2019 scheduled Brexit divorce from the EU. Although some of this can be seen as somewhat of an excuse for struggling corners of the market. For example, the London residential market was already valued very highly for many years, so a softening was to be expected in any financial cycle, add to this equation further outside factors and the demise of Russian and Chinese private buyers. The result is a price drop in certain parts of the London market. More affordable stock continues to sell. Conversely to London prime, desirable commercial stock across the UK seems to still be moving with anything yielding above 4-5% selling rapidly to appropriate buyers. The Eurozone may not be as healthy as is being widely mooted, hence explaining some of the stranger and lacking sound strategy decisions being issued out to member states.


  • MIPIM 2018 in Cannes

    With global markets on somewhat of a yo yo session, think Brexit, Trump, China capital lock down, expectations for Mipim were moderate. The mood was distinctively positive, with the event having a stronger than usual Anglo-French feel. Certain countries were obvious by their absence and there was the usual charm fest taking place, by cities such as Istanbul, Turkey and Stockholm, Sweden.


  • March 2018

    Brexit still appears to dominate European politics and is having some notable economic effect, coupled with this month's Italian election and Spain's lack of sensible resolve in Catalonia; all combined it makes for an interesting and complex European investment environment.


  • September 2017

    A busy summer sees a lift again in student accommodation requirements across Europe. With some Asian money drying up slightly, new investors move in from Latam and the perennial large asset financiers Canada and USA,


  • June 2017

    £60 million investment for mixed use UK development scheme sees much market interest, despite questions over Brexit and the wider economy.


  • Major push

    Following a challenging time for renewables, the company is looking again at major projects. Including wind, solar and tidal in Europe, Latin America and globally.


  • Latest Update

    AMC Network seals two deals in London with a GDV of approximately £35 million.


  • Middle East

    AMC Network finalises partnership agreements in the Middle East, for joint working and acquisition.


  • Transatlantic Fund

    New investment fund signs with AMC Network for European asset acquisition strategy.


  • China Visit

    Chinese guests visit AMC Network to learn about commerce in the UK and Europe.


  • Auto Hackfest

    AMC Network hosts the London edition of Auto Hackfest, aimed at the motoring and transport sectors. Sponsored by General Motors.


  • Barcelona

    AMC Network appointed to assist in the development of a new global investment series with an Anglo-Latin flavour.

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  • Colliding Worlds

    AMC Network brought together motor industry and finance experts to discuss the future role of personal transport. Well attended with thought provoking discussion of trends in the East and West. Supported by global law firm, Bird and Bird.


  • Catalans visit booming Tech City, London

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    Finance presentation delivered to visiting group of Catalan entrepreneurs in the Shoreditch area of London. What was once a barren former light industrial area is now a thriving economic hub on the edge of the world famous Square Mile. Investment continues to pour in with significant developments at Devonshire Square and the addition of decent accommodation such as the high tech M by Montcalm spa hotel.


  • New Client

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    AMC Network takes on a new client, a specialist US bank with a strong balance sheet.


  • West Africa

    AMC Network advises external consultancy team on economic development investment in West Africa. Helping the state become more sustainable and economically viable over the coming decade.

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  • AMC Accepted

    AMC has been welcomed to the prestigious MIA. The UK industry association for motorsport of all levels and marques; from Formula1 down to semi-professional racing.

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  • Danish Government Investment Fund

    Denmark is one of the smaller European countries and has limited natural resources. Therefore it is important for the country to push itself strongly in the area of enterprise and innovation. Working with the government's investment fund, AMC Network organised a programme with London's Mandarin Oriental hotel and investors.


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Events

  • AMC Network to host investment community on bi-annual overseas trip.
    22/11/2021- 26/11/2021

 
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