Passionate about explaining financial management principles by linking finance to business models and strategies.
Wouter De Maeseneire’s research spans topics such as IPOs, valuation, real options, private equity and venture capital, M&A, capital structure and financial constraints. His work has been published in several prestigious journals and has won international case writing and teaching awards – he has also presented at international conferences. Wouter has written his own book and contributed to many management books.
An experienced, passionate teacher, Wouter loves developing learning journeys and seeing others learn. So it’s no surprise that he has won Best Teacher and Best Feedback awards at Vlerick. His lectures are full of real-life examples from the world of corporate finance and his sessions often focus on self-developed cases – such the acquisition of Anheuser-Busch by Inbev and Facebook’s IPO. He has also taught extensively abroad.
Wouter has worked on customised programmes for corporations including AGC, Atlas Copco, Rabobank, Alpro, Bekaert, Johnson Controls, AB InBev and Toyota. He is the Programme Director of our Masters in Financial Management and the Executive Master Class in Corporate Finance – and lead organiser of our M&A Challenge.
Financial statement analysis
Working capital management
Company valuation and capital budgeting
Real options – valuing managerial flexibility
Private equity and buyouts