PE HUB First Read

First Read begins the mid-week with news that AB InBev has revised its bid to acquire SABMiller for $104 billion, the New York Attorney General is investing fantasy sports sites after insider trading allegations and the FBI has reportedly foiled a plot by Russian gangs to sell nuclear material to ISIS.


PE HUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Johnson Controls is reportedly in talks to acquire EnerSys, Microsoft unveils its first ever laptop and Amtrak threatens to suspend service unless a safety deadline is extended.


PE HUB First Read

First Read ushers in your morning with news that SABMiller has reportedly turned down AB InBev’s $100 billion takeover bid because it was considered too low, DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman steps down and General Mills recalls 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios for containing allergens.


PE HUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, the U.S. and Pacific Rim nations reach a Trans-Pacific trade agreement, Facebook says it will use a satellite to deliver internet to sub-Saharan Africa and Twitter shares pop 5.7 percent on news of Jack Dorsey’s return as CEO.


PE HUB First Read

First Read kicks off your week with news that American Apparel has filed for bankruptcy, Nelson Peltz’s Trian Fund has acquired a $2.5 billion stake in GE and the Nobel Prize in Medicine is awarded to three scientists for their work fighting parasitic diseases.

Up and Down

Value of U.S. PE M&A soars, but volume plummets

The total disclosed value of U.S. announced private equity mergers skyrocketed more than 61 percent in third quarter, but the number of deals dropped about 20 percent, according to data from Thomson Reuters.


PE HUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will be stepping down at end of the year, Scottrade’s data breach affects up to 4 million customers and as of today, say goodbye to Google and hello to Alphabet.


PE HUB First Read

First Read ends the week with news that the records of 15 million T-Mobile customers might have been exposed in Experian data breach, Japan is experimenting with driverless, robot taxis and Hurricane Joaquin may miss U.S. coast after hitting the Bahamas.


PE HUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, a shooting at an Oregon community college leaves at least seven dead, a judge rules in favor of J.P. Morgan in its $8.6 billion legal fight against Lehman and forget about buying Apple TV or Chromecast from Amazon. The e-commerce giant has banned them both because they don’t feature Prime Video.

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