Frederik P. Schlingemann is a professor of finance at the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Frederik also holds a (part-time) appointment as full professor in corporate finance at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) at the Erasmus University in the Netherlands and is a Research Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI).
He has served as the Finance Area Director (Chair) from 2009 to 2012 and held the Barry J. Epstein Faculty Fellowship from 2010 to 2016. He earned his doctorate in finance at The Ohio State University. His teaching interests are focused in the area of corporate finance. He has taught a variety of courses at the executive level in Manchester (United Kingdom), Pittsburgh, Prague (Czech Republic), and São Paulo (Brazil). He also teaches the core finance class in the full-time MBA program. He has won several teaching awards and has been awarded the Distinguished Professor Award by Pittsburgh EMBA 30, EMBA 31, EMBA 33, EMBA 37, EMBA 42, and EMBA 43 (2016), and the Katz EMBA program in Prague in the years 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, and 2015.
Schlingemann's research interests revolve around the question of optimal financing and investment decisions in corporations, particularly merger and acquisition related decisions. Current projects include private equity acquisitions and managerial retention, cross-border acquisitions, and the effects of acquisitions on risk and uncertainty. His research has been published in top academic journals like the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Journal of Banking and Finance. His research has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Business Week, NPR, and the New York Times. His paper "Why do private acquirers pay so little compared to public acquirers?" coauthored with Leonce Bargeron, Rene Stulz and Chad Zutter has won the Jensen Prize in Corporate Finance and Organizations awarded by the Journal of Financial Economics for best paper in 2009. Previous research has examined the decision to divest corporate divisions and the determinants of which division to divest as well as questions relating to the valuation of cross-border versus domestic mergers and acquisitions.