Mathieu Luypaert

Visiting professorMathieu Luypaert


Mathieu Luypaert is Associate Professor of Corporate Finance and Programme Director of the Masters of General Management at Vlerick Business School. He obtained the title of Doctor in Applied Economics from the Faculty of Business and Economics of KU Leuven in 2009. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on value creation in European mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Afterwards, he has been further specialising into the topic of M&As. More specifically, he has been studying M&A motives, the asymmetric information aspect in M&A, the underlying financing decisions, the impact of industry structures, stock price effects and long-term synergy realisation following M&As. His work has been presented at several international conferences and has been published in leading academic journals, like Financial Management, Journal of Family Business Strategy, International Small Business Journal, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Applied Economics and Journal of Business Research. He is also heading Vlerick’s Centre for Mergers, Acquisitions & Buyouts. He teaches corporate finance and M&A in several Masters, MBA and executive programmes at Vlerick as well as other international institutions. He has also stayed as a Visiting Professor at Insead Business School.

He is promoter of Ph.D. student Sarah Muller.

Research expertise

  • Corporate Finance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Planning