Cash or stock - which M&A currency is most popular in 2015?

United Kingdom

Over 3,000 M&A deals paid in cash were seen globally last year according to Mergermarket, a record high. However, shares have become a more attractive currency for M&A this year, shifting the balance back from the prevalence of all-cash deals seen in 2014. Ben Thorpe (Managing Director, Goldman Sachs), Matthew Ponsonby (Head of M&A EMEA, Barclays) and Madelaine McTernan (Head of UK M&A, Credit Suisse) discuss.