Following to Preqin data, venture capital firms invested the amount of $59 billion globally in 2014 so far, resulting an increase of 60 percent, compared to $37 billion invested in 5,940 deals over the same period in 2013.
While activity for the third quarter is below that of Q2 2014, the amount of capital invested is 45 per cent higher than during the same quarter in 2013.
A total of 1,664 financings took place in Q3 2014 valued at an aggregate USD19bn. This represents an eight per cent drop in the number of deals compared to the previous quarter, with a 16 per cent decrease in aggregate value.
The number of deals in North America is six per cent lower in Q3 2014 compared to Q2 2014, with a 26 per cent fall in aggregate value.
There has been a 16 per cent increase in deal flow in India, with 111 financings in Q3 2014 compared to 96 in Q2 2014.
More deals took place in the telecoms sector (266) than the healthcare sector (233) in Q3 2014, the first time this has happened in any quarter.
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