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Perspectives thanks to analysis 

More than just an aphorism, whoever provides business consulting must think like a businessman, of this we are convinced. Taking a hands-on approach with your eyes on the goal. Our business consultants will help you to anchor your market position, align your company towards your business goals and make a start towards a successful future.

Market makers instead of market players.

We draw up holistic concepts, make your business perspectives transparent, create integrated planning statements and generate informative reporting. Let our in-depth industry expertise and market knowledge, strategic expertise, interdisciplinary networks, creativity, empathy and anticipation of future events convince you of our merits.

Diversity is trumps: we rely on our Winsulting® service philosophy to create perspectives out of our analyses. Our business people, commercial experts, tax advisors and lawyers have unconventional ideas at the ready to identify risks, draw up alternatives and point out new avenues. What destination can we accompany you to?

From left to right: Sven Dierking ° Oliver Vogt ° Klaus Fiefhaus

“Business comes from being busy – and from us.”

Strategic business consulting

In addition to tax advisory services and auditing, the field of strategic business consulting is becoming increasingly significant. Our business consultants keep a suite of accounting solutions for your business in store.

Strategic business consulting – examples of our services

  • Advising you on the structures of your organization, including your IT organization (supporting you with the selection, introduction and application of suitable software and hardware)
  • Developing and introducing new internal control systems (ICS), documenting your procedures in policy manuals, developing these into a risk management system (Sec. 91 (2) AktG)
  • Developing and introducing cost accounting systems (cost categories, cost centers and cost accounting) as well as cost accounting methods using a full or partial cost basis (calculating margins)
  • Developing and introducing comprehensive controlling and information systems for management (reporting) for both standalone companies and groups of companies (including consolidation during the year)
  • advising and drawing up planning statements based on the latest business developments and also in special cases (e.g. formations, acquisitions)
  • Planning statements for the following areas:
  • Earnings projections (for a planning horizon of 3-5 years including itemized accounts, identifying key data for capital expenditure and financing.
  • Deriving balance sheet projections
  • Deriving rolling cash flow projections
  • Testing cash flow statements
  • Budget deviations can be performed using the controlling system. The planning statements can be presented for alternative scenarios.
  • Developing business rescue and restructuring concepts; assisting with their execution (drawing up insolvency plans pursuant to Sec. 217 et seq. InsO)

Corporate governance

Value-based management and risk-oriented corporate governance are founded on integrated planning statements (earnings, cash flow and balance sheet projections) as well as informative reporting about business developments during the year.

Our commercial expertise and efficient data-processing instruments provide a basis from which you can define and attain your desired returns. Information that is available at your fingertips sheds light on the factors that are promoting or impeding your business performance. They allow you to react at an early stage and make both operating and strategic decisions to keep your company on track.

Integrated planning statements

The traditional accounting records of a company are not particularly forward-looking. Rather, they are kept to document the past. However, forward-looking planning is a prerequisite for reacting to business challenges at an early stage with the right decisions.

We would be happy to explain the closed planning system of Gehrke Econ to you, how the integrated planning statements work – income statement projections, cash flow statements and balance sheets – the elements of the planning statements and more. Simply contact us by email.

Restructuring and business rescue

Together with you we work out potential measures and alternatives for coping with difficult situations or crises where the future of the enterprise is in jeopardy. We also draw up suitable strategies for successfully repositioning your company. In cooperation with our tax advisors, auditors and lawyers, we create the necessary concepts – restructuring plan, going concern concept, insolvency plan – to shed light on the financial and performance aspects of a restructuring and accompany you during their successful implementation to arrive at the best possible results.

Corporate transactions

Gehrke Econ has played a successful supporting role in numerous corporate transactions. One of our core competences is drawing up integrated planning statements that can be used to determine business values in keeping with the requirements. Thanks to the interdisciplinary cooperation between our specialists, we are well equipped to handle any commercial, tax or legal challenges.

With support from our cooperation partner, Corporate Finance Hannover, we can offer you the entire portfolio of M&A services from just one source. In the case of a sale or acquisition of a company, we can also perform the legal, contractual, tax and financial due diligence prior to signing the deal. If requested, we can also search for a suitable buyer and facilitate the negotiations.

Your contacts

Sven Dierking,
Sven Dierking
° International business graduate ° Business consultant ° Managing Director ° Partner
  • Studium an der International Business School, Lippstadt
  • Since 2000 employed at Gehrke Econ
  • Since 2013 Managing Partner
  • Design and implementation of controlling systems, cost accounting
  • Corporate finance
  • Assisting M&A activities / advising on succession issues"
Klaus Fiefhaus,
Klaus Fiefhaus
° Diplom-Kaufmann ° Business consultant ° Managing Director
  • Apprenticeship in industrial business followed by studies at the University of Paderborn
  • Since 2008 Managing Director of Gehrke Econ Unternehmensberatungsgesellschaft mbH
  • Internal accounting (cost accounting / controlling / budgets)
  • Special framework accounting (over-indebtedness / calculation of solvency / going concern forecasts)
  • Setting up external controlling solutions using Professional Planner
  • Programming database solutions with Microsoft Access
Lars Krümmel,
Lars Krümmel
° Diplom-Kaufmann ° Business consultant ° Managing Director ° Partner
  • Apprenticeship in banking specialist at Deutschen Bank AG, branch office Bielefeld
  • Studied business administration with a focus on corporate finance and business administration of banks at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
  • Certified restructuring and reorfganisation consultant, IFUS Institute SRH University Heidelberg
  • 2002 – 2002 Consultant at PwC Consulting, Hamburg, in the area of industries
  • 2002 – 2004 Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Frankfurt/Main, in the Financial Services area
  • 2004 – 03.2019 Consulting at the hahn,consultants Gruppe, Haan (Düsseldorf) and Hannover
  • Since 04.2019 Gehrke Econ Unternehmensberatungsgesellschaft mbH
  • Since 2020 Managing Partner
  • Concept development and implemention support in restructuring and reorganisation phases
  • Growth consulting
  • M&A/Succession
  • Planning Corporate management/controlling Business
  • Modeladequate financing structures
Oliver Vogt,
Oliver Vogt
° Diplom-Kaufmann ° Business consultant ° Managing Director ° Partner
  • Apprenticeship in industrial business followed by studies in Augsburg
  • Employed at Unilever
  • Since 2002 Managing Partner
  • Assisting companies with holistic business analytics – particularly for restructuring and business rescue
  • Developing and implementing tailored business strategies
  • Coaching family-owned companies in succession issues
  • Holistic advisory for transactions involving SMEs
  • Establishing and implementing budgets and controlling instruments
  • Installing and accompanying benchmarking workshops
  • Coach at the KfW development bank for business turn-arounds

The reinforcements

° Betriebswirt (VWA) ° Business consultant
  • Apprenticeship in wholesale and export business
  • Dual track studies in commerce
  • Financial accountant at AutoBusinessGroup Hanover/Isernhagen
  • Since 2009 at Gehrke Econ
  • Benchmarking for producers of foodstuffs
  • Reporting and business analyses
  • Assisting expert discussions on the foodstuffs industry
  • Business consulting
  • Site surveys for the foodstuffs industry
  • Digital transformation for SMEs
° Bürokauffrau ° Teamassistentin
° Betriebswirt (VWA) ° Controller (IHK) ° Business consultant
  • Apprenticeship as a tax clerk, followed by training to become a controller (IHK)
  • Dual-track university studies, majoring on management accounting (controlling)
  • Since 2000 at Gehrke Econ
  • Drawing up integrated earnings projections and financial planning
  • Introduction and implementation of corporate management concepts
  • Creation and implementation of restructuring programs
  • Facilitating benchmarking workshops
  • Member of the Baking Industry Association
° Diplom-Kaufmann (FH) ° Business consultant
  • Apprenticeship in wholesale and export business followed by university studies
  • Since 2007 at Gehrke Econ
  • Integrated planning calculations for various applications (restructuring/business rescue, financing, corporate taxation)
  • Drawing up ad hoc reports during the year
° Bilanzbuchhalter (IHK) ° Unternehmensberater
° Betriebswirt (VWA) ° Business consultant
  • Apprenticeship as a tax clerk followed by evening studies in commerce (VWA) at the Leibniz Akademie Hanover
  • Since 1999 at Gehrke Econ
  • Commercial analyses and site surveys for retail locations
  • Integrated planning calculations
  • Drawing up business plans
  • Assisting with the creation and implementation of business restructuring plans
° Bachelor of Arts ° Junior-Berater
° Kauffrau für Bürokommunikation ° Teamassistentin
° Werksstudent
Tom Robin<br/>Jost,
Tom Robin
° Dualer Student
° Kauffrau für Bürokommunikation
° Diplom-Ökonom ° Unternehmensberater
° Junior Unternehmensberater
° Diplom- Ökonom ° Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) ° Business consultant
  • Studies of commerce in Hanover and Madrid
  • Many years of experience in Hanover
  • Since 2012 at Gehrke Econ
  • Business valuations (expert reports and transaction-related reports)
  • Assisting structured M&A transactions
  • Financial due diligence
  • Creating business plans and restructuring concepts
  • Creating integrated planning calculations