About Us

AMA brings unique capabilities to industry leaders and investors. AMA believes that all efforts – from advisory services to principal investing – start with a deep understanding of the underlying industry.

AMA Capital Partners in brief:

  • Established in 1987, AMA is the only merchant banking partnership in the U.S. exclusively focused on the transportation and energy industries– Proven expertise across a wide spectrum of advisory services including mergers and acquisitions, restructuring distressed companies, capital raising and strategic planning
    – AMA also manages an active fund to invest equity and mezzanine debt as well as provide asset leasing options to owners and operators
    – Affiliate of AMA Securities, LLC a registered broker/dealer specializing in M&A advisory, fairness opinions, private placements of securities, and corporate underwriting.
  • 15 professionals in New York and Los Angeles with representative offices in Hamburg and Shanghai
  • Members of AMA also serve on boards of directors of publicly listed companies: Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc., Genco Shipping & Trading, Golar LNG Partners LP, Lloyd Fonds AG, North Atlantic Drilling Limited, Seadrill Limited, Seaspan Corporation and Ship Finance International Limited.

AMA provides a unique cross section of skill sets and resources:

  • Pro-active senior level attention from our eight Managing Directors
  • Long-term industry relationships at all levels providing both corporate and asset level insight
  • Direct access to decision makers representing a variety of capital sources seeking investments in different layers of the capital structure
  • AMA is viewed by many as a “bridge” between the financial and operating world – AMA distills the value proposition and has an appreciation for issues related to asset finance
  • We are independent – no ancillary agendas – our success is aligned with that of our clients

OUR STAFF

James G. Dolphin

Managing Director

Paul M. Leand, Jr.

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Peter S. Shaerf

Managing Director

Robert S. Bowers II

Managing Director

Rick Brock

Chief Financial Officer

Michael Dockman

Managing Director

Kenneth L. Becker

Managing Director

Jens Birkmann

Managing Director

David E. Orth

Director

Peter H. Lynch

Associate

Kevin T. O’Hara

Managing Director

Sunil Kurien

Associate