IMC - The Partners

Infobutton Dr. Matthias Graeper

Dr. Matthias Graeper completed his studies of Business Administration at the University of Hamburg in 1987 and in 1993 he was awarded a Doctorate in Financial Science from Kiel University.

As a student he acquired consulting-experience in the USA and Germany with Accenture and marketing-experience in a computer-sales business in Hamburg. He started his professional career with the investment bank Schroders, which initiated an equity capital fund for the financing of management buy-outs in Germany in 1987. Dr. Graeper was responsible for a number of transactions, amongst others in retailing, mechanical engineering, service and distribution.

Infobutton Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Witt

Johannes Witt graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hannover and studied Industrial Engineering in the USA.

From 1983 to 2003 he gained industrial experience in the electromechanical industry (Schaltbau Group, Munich), the engineering industry (Körber Group, Hamburg) and in the field of machine tools (Gildemeister).

In his position as Managing Director of subsidiary companies and as member of the Executive Board of parent companies he realized sustained value increases since 1990.
He turned market opportunities into growth, improved efficiency, and successfully designed and implemented reengineering projects.

He gained international experience in managing worldwide customer care during his management term for subsidiary firms in Hungary, France and the USA and as COO in charge of worldwide customer services.

He became shareholder of Tekno-Consult GmbH in 2003 and developed “Corporate-Fitness” as consulting service. The merging of these activities with the competence in Marketing and Corporate Finance into IMC since 2005 completes the integrated consulting approach.

Infobutton Dr. Sven-Ahrend Witt

Dr. Sven-Ahrend Witt complemented his vocational training as a wholesale and foreign trade merchant with a masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Hamburg and several assignments abroad.

In 1990 he joined the partnership Dr. Erichsen & Dr. von Bargen. In 1997 he founded SMC Shareholder & Management Consulting, Hamburg. His main focus of experience is the future- and market-orientated implementation of corporate strategies and related topics such as disposal, acquisition and merger of enterprises, strategic alliances and joint ventures as well as the arrangement of successions among family businesses.

Within the sector of industry, trade and services he is an expert for the optimal use of equity and debt capital and the controlling of investments. Dr. Witt published his research results in the area of "critical success factors for corporate acquisitions" and presented them to owners and managing directors in many seminars.