Deal flow in Indian consumer and retail sectors slows down

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High valuations and a shift towards online retailers seem to be keeping investors away from the traditional retail and consumer sector in India.

Merger and acquisition (M&A) deal value in the segment has declined by half to $1.75 billion till date in 2015 compared with $3.5 billion in the corresponding period last year, according to data from consulting firm Grant Thornton. The value of deals struck this year is the lowest since 2012.

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