About Us

RMK Capital is an investment bank specializing in the maritime sector.

RMK Capital provides advisory and capital raising services to the maritime industry. RMK Capital is based in New York and works with maritime clients and investors around the world.

RMK Capital is a broker-dealer registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is a FINRA/SIPC member firm.

Corporate Finance

Advisory Services

  • Public Equity Underwritings
  • Private Placements and PIPES
  • Debt and Mezzanine Securities
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Restructuring and Capital Structure Advisory
  • Fairness Opinions and Valuations

The Management

Michael T. Kirk

Michael Kirk is the CEO and founder of RMK Capital. He has worked in finance for more than 13 years, the last decade of which has been focused in maritime finance. Michael is also a co-founder of RMK Maritime, LLP (rmkmaritime.com) a London and New York based firm that focuses on ship-broking, the sale & leaseback of maritime assets and providing industry analysis.

Prior to founding RMK, Michael founded MTK Capital, a US-based maritime advisory boutique that was active in helping match institutional investors with maritime opportunities.

Within the maritime finance sector, Michael has worked at Dahlman Rose & Co. as a Vice President and DVB Bank AG as an Associate Vice President in the London office. Michael began his career at HSBC in London in the Energy & Utilities Investment Banking Group. Michael graduated from Columbia University with a concentration in Economics.


Alan Pinto

Alan Pinto is a Managing Director at RMK Capital. Alan has 20 years of experience in finance, most recently at Dahlman Rose & Co., where he helped establish and grow its institutional distribution platform.

While at Dahlman Rose, Alan advised some of the largest hedge funds and private equity funds in the industry on investments in Maritime, Energy, Mining, Agriculture, Commodity Chemicals, Ground and Air Transport and Precious Metals. Alan was also the sole individual on Dahlman's distribution team to place strategic, private investments in Maritime green-field private equity transactions, as well as structured, distressed investments. Alan graduated from Georgetown University with a concentration in Economics.


Mike Jones

Mike Jones is a Managing Director at RMK Capital. He has more than 10 years experience as an investment banker, strategy consultant, equity/credit research analyst, and thought-leader, with a focus on upstream and midstream oil & gas.

Before joining RMK, Mike worked at Numeric Solutions as a Principal and Stifel Investment Banking focusing on private placements and M & A.

Prior to banking, Mike was a Director and publishing research analyst at Capstone in Washington DC, where he was working on regulatory and policy investments in the energy sector. Mike has also previously worked at Imperial Capital as a VP and lead analyst for the energy distressed/credit platform, at Hapoalim as an Industrial & Energy equity analyst, and at FBR as an Infrastructure, Equity, and Commodity Senior Associate. Mike graduated from the University of Virginia in the Echols Scholar Program with a dual degree in Economics and Government and he received his Master’s degree in International Economics, Trade, and Business from American University's School of International Service.

The Team

Emily Motyka

Emily Motyka serves as a financial analyst in the maritime sector. At RMK Capital, Emily also assists in compliance procedures and provides support across various administrative and business functions.

Prior to working at RMK Capital and entering the maritime industry, Emily interned at the Laura Dail Literary Agency and Langton's International Agency. Emily graduated from Hunter College with a B.A. in English Literature and holds an AAS degree in Fine Arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Emily is also an active member of the Young Shipping Professionals of New York.


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New York, New York 10001, USA
+1 646.762.7450