Valuations across sectors are decreasing as central banks shift away from accommodating monetary policies to curb inflationary pressures. The F&B sector remains in the spotlight as the ongoing war in Ukraine continues to suppress exports from the Black Sea. Deal volume for the quarter appears weak, although strategic buyers continue to look for opportunities to consolidate the market. On the technology side, M&A activity remains above its pre-pandemic levels with buyers seeking to improve their tech capabilities via acquisitions. Players in the logistics sector examine M&A opportunities to combat deteriorating profit margins. Deal activity however has slowed down with transactions being postponed or dropped due to the deteriorating macroeconomic outlook. Increasing input prices and production volume constraints over the last quarter are taking a toll on the packaging sector. Nevertheless, M&A activity has remained resilient with buyers eyeing brands with eco-friendly profiles, secure client networks and strong R&D capabilities. Take a look at the insights prepared by our partners at Alma Advisors:

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