Wouter De Maeseneire

Associate Professor of Corporate Finance

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. 

Who am I?

  • Associate Professor, Partner and Programme Director of the Masters in Financial Management at Vlerick Business School 
  • Visiting Professor at Ghent University and Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands 
  • Doctor in Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands 
  • Independent Board Member at Xior Student Housing, a listed real estate investment trust 

My expertise

  • M&A
  • Corporate finance
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Working capital management
  • Company valuation and capital budgeting
  • Real options – valuing managerial flexibility
  • Private equity and buyouts

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Wouter De Maeseneire

Wouter De Maeseneire

Professor of Corporate Finance