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Global retail and consumer sector deals less pricey in 2016 - report

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CHICAGO (Reuters) - Mergers and acquisitions in the global consumer and retail sectors in 2016 are likely to be characterised by lower valuations for small firms and reasonable values for riskier assets, after a string of mega deals in 2015, a report shows.Last year ended with $365 billion in transactions, the highest dollar value of deals in these sectors since 2008, said the report by consulting firm AT Kearney.The report, titled 'Has the consumer-retail merger market lost its froth', was based on interviews with thirty six company executives globally and analysed historical data from over ...

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First Published: Tue, May 10 2016. 00:40 IST