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PE HUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Shire makes an unsolicited $30 billion offer to acquire Baxalta, Apple denies rumors that it’s planning on selling mobile services directly to consumers and for the third year in a row, Robert Downey Jr. is named the world’s highest paid actor.

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Confidence falls to two-year low

The Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index fell to a two-year low in the second quarter as concerns over company valuations overwhelmed excitement about the innovation taking place at startups.

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PE HUB First Read

First Read kicks off your morning with news that Greece is expecting a bailout deal by August 18, three U.S. airlines are banning big game trophy shipments and the confidence of Silicon Valley’s venture capitalists hits a two-year low.

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PE HUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Twitter stock collapses 5 percent, falling toward its IPO-level price, former trader Tom Hayes is sentenced to 14 years for Libor rigging and an American huntress defends her killing of a giraffe, says they are “very dangerous animals.”

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PE HUB First Read

First Read starts your week with news that Nokia has sold its Here mapping unit to German car makers for $3 billion, India ecommerce site Snapdeal reportedly snags $500 million from Alibaba, Foxconn and SoftBank and Vice President Joe Biden is reportedly considering a 2016 presidential run.

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PE HUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, the Greek financial markets are slated to reopen Monday after a five-week shutdown, Uber is now valued at more than $50 billion and congratulations are in order for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla. Both are expecting a baby girl after struggling to get pregnant.

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