Wouter De Maeseneire

Visiting professorWouter De Maeseneire



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.

Research 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