Venture capitalists completed 1,226 deals during the three month period with the value of the transactions adding up to $9.3 billion, Preqin said in a press release.
In North America, 860 deals took place with $7 billion dollars invested. Deal value fell 19% and deal volume 4% from the second quarter, Preqin said. The region accounted for 70% of the transactions and 76% of worldwide deal value.
European deal making decreased by about a third, both in transaction volume and value, with $1 billion invested in 191 deals. Europe accounted for 16% of global deal volume.
Chinese deal volume increased slightly from the second quarter, but deal value tumbled 40% as worries about exit markets continued. Thirty-nine deals valued at $370 million took place, 3% of global deal volume, Preqin said.
India bucked the global trend with a 40% increase in capital invested. A total of $610 million went into 78 deals, Preqin said.
Investing in Israel was unchanged from the second quarter with $128 million going into 19 deals.
Internet investing remained hot. Software companies captured 17% of capital invested and healthcare companies attracted 22%. Angel and seed stage deals accounted for 22% of transactions and Series A deals accounted for 16%.
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