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U.S. private equity deals rise 7% in the quarter, up 17% from a year ago

The Private Equity Growth Capital Council said U.S. private equity investment volume increased for the second straight quarter to $87 billion in Q3. That amount is up 6.5% from the previous quarter and up 17.4% from the third quarter a year ago. The council’s third quarter trends report also indicated that dry powder rose 6% to $384 billion as of September 30.