Company History

The HANSE Consulting group company history



Affiliation with Warth & Klein Grant Thornton / Grant Thornton International. Broadened the service portfolio to increase global reach, expanded the performance improvement business unit.


20th anniversary – The recovery divisions of several major German banks and other German regional banks recommend HANSE Consulting as one of the most reliable restructuring consulting companies in Germany


Expanded the market area to include Southern Germany; opening of the Munich office


Professionalization and expansion of the M&A business


Expanded the market area to include Western Germany;  opening of the Duesseldorf office


Developed the interim management division; founding of the subsidiary HANSE Interim Management GmbH


Founding of the spin-off company HANSE Management Consulting GmbH


HANSE Consulting was founded on January 13th in Hamburg. The three founding partners were Hartmut Hitgen (since 2016, he works as a senior advisor), Stefan Kleiner and Dr. Kai Warschkow. Since its founding in 1995, the company’s core business has been to consult companies in difficult situations (restructuring).