PE Hub First Read

First Read begins day with news that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Brexit will come true by the end of 2020, LogMeIn will be taken private for $4.3 bln and LifeLabs pays hackers to recover customer data

LogMeIn Inc will be taken private in a $4.3-bln deal by Francisco Partners and PE arm of hedge fund Elliott Management.

LifeLabs pays hackers to recover data of 15 mln customers.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the UK will cut its EU ties by the end of 2020.

Mystery buyer nabs $93 mln penthouse in NYC’s most expensive tower.

Peter Thiel at center of Facebook’s internal division on politics.

Apple, Google, Microsoft, Dell and Tesla are sued over alleged child labor in Congo.

Ford is adding 3,000 jobs in the Detroit area and will invest $1.45 billion on new trucks, SUVs, electric and autonomous vehicles.

Gun violence research could be funded by Congress for first time in 20 years.