PE HUB First Read

Authentic Brands prepares a nearly $270 million bid for bankrupt retailer Barneys.

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake has hit near the San Francisco Bay Area.

Shares of SmileDirectClub fell further, making it the worst unicorn IPO of 2019

WeWork prefers the $5 billion lifeline offered by JP Morgan rather than the package offered by SoftBank.

Paytm is close to scoring $2 billion of new financing.

Mark Zuckerberg has been hosting informal off-the-record dinners with conservative pundits.

And, WeWork is expected to lay off at least 2,000 people as soon as this week.

Bloomberg keeps talking to allies about running for president as Joe Biden struggles against Elizabeth Warren.

“Joker” has huge second weekend at the box office.

Harley-Davidson halts electric motorcycle production.

Uber lets go of 350 more employees across several departments in last wave of layoffs.