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Get The PE Week Wire in your inbox each morning! Just send us an email.   Reducing The Appearance of Impropriety Ever since President Bush nominated Harriet Miers to be a Supreme Court justice, pundits and politicians have been debating her qualifications for the job (others are questioning if she’s conservative enough, but we’ll leave […]
Get The PE Week Wire in your inbox each morning! Just send us an email.   Random Ramblings A few notes for those not taking three-day weekends (or four-day weekends, for our German readers)… Hand-In-Glove: That’s how Steve Meredith of Edwards & Angell LLP is describing his firm’s upcoming merger with Palmer & Dodge LLP. […]
Get The PE Week Wire in your inbox each morning! Just send us an email.   Just Linking Around *** The private equity-tinged political scandal in Illinois deepens. *** The back-story on Skype’s original VC backing, including how much Bill Draper put in (free sub req.). Speaking of Skype, Dave Cowan of Bessemer notes that […]
Get The PE Week Wire in your inbox each morning! Just send us an email.   Friday Feedback The sky is gray, the Patriots are back and I’ve got to find some decent clothes for my 4th wedding anniversary dinner tonight. In other words, it’s time for Friday Feedback. Last Friday’s column on Hurricane Katrina […]
Get The PE Week Wire in your inbox each morning! Just send us an email.   Mr. Weld Goes to Albany? William Weld, former Massachusetts governor and current private equity pro with Leeds Weld & Co. is planning to run for Governor of New York. He’s officially still in the “exploration” mode, but that’s kind […]
No lengthy column today in Dan's absence, just a quick endorsement of iCon, a book about Steve Jobs, and a quick thought. I'm only up to page 111, or 1984, but it happens to be the point in time where, according to the author, then-Apple board member Arthur Rock, one of the venture capital market's […]
Get The PE Week Wire in your inbox each morning! Just send us an email.   Mayfield Takes LP Lumps Lots of big news this morning, including the $600 million acquisition of Flarion by Qualcomm, the ValueClick/FastClick merger and changes at Lightspeed Venture Partners. But since you can read about such things elsewhere, I wanted […]
Get The PE Week Wire in your inbox each morning! Just send us an email.   Let’s Be Obsessed Together… While in San Francisco last week, I had dinner and drinks with a former colleague. After getting through all the chitchat, she got a puzzled look on her face and asked, “Why are you so […]
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Get The PE Week Wire in your inbox each morning! Just send us an email.   Counting Down The Hours… Very slow news day, as folks apparently are starting their weekends early. But I hate leaving you with nothing, so… ***First, a huge thanks to everyone who volunteered to donate items to our potential PE […]
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