Wouter De Maeseneire


Wouter De Maeseneire obtained his PhD from Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has worked as Assistant Professor in Corporate Finance at Erasmus and as Visiting Professor at Vlerick Business School. Currently he is Associate Professor in Corporate Finance at Vlerick and Visiting Professor at Erasmus and Ghent University. He is also Programme Director of the Master in Financial Management after having held this role for the Master in General Management.

His work has been presented at several international conferences such as the Financial Management Association and Academy of Management Meeting, Babson Entrepreneurship Conference, Strategic Management Society, Real Options Conference and Midwest Finance Association.

Wouter has published in academic journals like Research Policy and the Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting. He has also contributed to various managerial books. Upon completion of his PhD he wrote a book on real options which presents a more accurate valuation methodology capable of capturing the value of management flexibility inherent in risky business projects.

He has been awarded Best Teacher Awards and won the 2012 EFMD Case Writing Competition, Banking & Finance Category, with his analysis of the ABInbev deal. His research interests include initial public offerings, valuation, real options, private equity and venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, capital structure and financial constraints.


Expert in
Corporate Finance
Real Options
Accounting & Finance
Venture Capital
Mergers and Acquisitions
Company Valuation/Capital Budgeting
Working Capital Management