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Hans Buysse

Prof Hans Buysse
Adjunct Professor at Vlerick Business School

Hans is an investment banker with extensive corporate finance experience. Hans specialises in mergers & acquisitions, structured finance (PPP and Cross Border Lease), LBO & MBO.
Wouter De Maeseneire

Prof Wouter De Maeseneire 
Professor of Corporate Finance at Vlerick Business School

A passionate and experienced teacher, Wouter thoroughly enjoys explaining financial management principles by linking finance to business models and corporate strategies. His classes are often centred around self-developed cases that discuss the ABInbev deal, Walmart’s financial statements, Dell’s working capital management, Facebook’s IPO debacle, and Apple’s cash position.
Mathieu Luypaert

Prof Mathieu Luypaert 
Professor of Corporate Finance at Vlerick Business School

Mathieu Luypaert is specialising in value creation through mergers and acquisitions. He studies how the stock price of merging companies reacts upon the announcement of such a deal, and how potential synergies are realised. He teaches courses on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.
Sophie Manigart

Prof Sophie Manigart
Professor of Corporate Finance at Vlerick Business School

Sophie Manigart turns theory into practice in the blink of an eye. She specialises in entrepreneurial finance, business angels, venture capital, MBOs, private equity and corporate finance.
Philippe Haspeslagh

Prof Philippe Haspeslagh
Professor and Honorary Dean at Vlerick Business School

An expert at formulating and implementing winning business strategies, his work on portfolio management and his book on Making Acquisitions Work have become classics in the field. Philippe has been the director of M&A programmes in leading companies and business schools for 30 years. He’s the co-author of the prize-winning book Managing Acquisitions: Creating Value through Corporate Renewal as well as numerous prize-winning M&A cases.

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