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Some links to kick off your Monday…

* Overseas investment firms are taking advantage of the weak dollar, to buy up U.S. companies at a record pace.

* Thomson Financial and the NVCA released their quarterly exit poll, which tracks both IPOs and M&A for VC-backed companies. Read it here: Q307ExitPollReleaseFINAL.doc.

* In related news, Dow Jones/VentureOne is predicting a monster Q3 for VC-backed IPOs, based on a plethora of recent filings.

* It’s been a while since we’ve heard about antitrust regulators examining the private equity industry, but The Deal is on the tale

* Big banks move south to the middle-markets.