For the first time in the last year, both private equity deal flow and capital invested increased in 3Q 2013. Private equity investment in the B2B industry saw a slight increase in the third quarter, with private equity firms closing 161 deals worth $21 billion, while PE deal-making in the B2C industry has been slow through the first three quarters of 2013, though not quite as depressed as other industries. Following one of the slowest quarters for private equity investing in the healthcare industry over the last four years, the third quarter was a bright spot with $11 billion in capital invested across 74 healthcare investments. IT continued to be one of the most erratic and hard-to-predict industries for private equity deal-making on a quarterly basis, with PE firms closing 89 deals worth $17 billion, a complete reversal from two quarters prior.
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