After a nearly 6 month mega-deal hiatus, mega deals in the MEAPT region are back! Many investors seemed to enjoy a quiet summer; all $500 million of which were signed and announced in the month of September. It's been a dry summer, to say the least. Investors seem to be patiently waiting it out to see which businesses are robust and resilient enough to survive. Though Q3 2023 funding has slightly recovered from the barren summer months, it is still 7.5% lower than Q3 2022 figures. With interest rate hikes taking a pause for now, it looks like we'll just have to wait for Q4 to tell us if things are on the up and up.