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Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association issued their “Exit Poll” report for Q3 2011 today, showing a marked slowdown in venture-backed IPOs compared to Q2 2011.  According to the report, only 5 venture-backed companies went public in the third quarter (compared to 22 in Q2 2011), while M&A activity among companies with VC investors was down slightly in volume (33 in Q3 versus 35 in Q2) but up 8% in aggregate deal value ($6.3B) relative to Q2 2011 ($5.8B).  John Cook of Geekwire has a post up today about it as well.  The full report is available here or from Mark Heesen’s overview.