PE HUB First Read

AstraZeneca to acquire Acerta for $4 billion, adding cancer drug.

Cerberus nears deal to buy 80 percent of Avon’s North American business for $170 million.

Sheldon Adelson is said to be mystery buyer of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Taiwan is buying $1.8 billion in military hardware from the U.S and China is not happy.

A proposed California law would require drivers for driverless cars.

Brazil has blocked access to WhatsApp for two days.

Telegram gains one million users in a day following WhatsApp ban in Brazil.

N.W.A, Chicago and Deep Purple are among the next Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.

Air India worker dies after being sucked into jet engine.

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Indiana projects $500 mln for PE in 2016.

M&A exits fall sharply in Q4, PE-backed IPOs plateau.

University of Michigan backs Deerfield, GSR.

Photo of Sheldon Adelson courtesy of Reuters.