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European M&A: expected main sources of financing 2019

This statistic depicts the distribution of industry experts opinions regarding the sources of merger and acquisition (M&A) financing in Europe in 2019. Cash reserves along with private equity were quoted as the main ways of funding available to corporates for M&A by 53 percent of respondents. Second and third ranked non-bank lenders/credit funds and family offices by 30 and 28 percent of respondents respectively.

What sources of financing do you think will be most available over the next 12 months?*

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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period


Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Senior executives

Supplementary notes

* Respondents were asked to pick two options.
** The source adds the following information: "Mergermarket surveyed senior executives from 170 corporates and 60 PE firms based in Europe about their expectations for the European M&A market in the year ahead."

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