PE HUB First Read

Twitter is struck by widespread global shutdowns.

China’s economic growth in 2015 is slowest in 25 years.

Acorda to buy Finland’s Biotie for $363 million

France’s Sigfox brings its internet of things network to Antarctica.

Glenn Frey, founding member of The Eagles, dies at 67.

HTC denies reports it will spin its VR business into a standalone company.

More National Guard troops move into Flint, Michigan as water crisis widens.

Donald Trump says Apple should build their “damn things” in the U.S.

Former BuzzFeed COO Jon Steinberg hires Yahoo executive for his online news startup.

The world’s oldest man dies two months before turning 113.

Subscribers Only

Talking Deal Prices: Sponsor-backed IPOs squashed in sell-off.

Chart of the week: Nearly 300 funds are seeking $250 bln.

Fund performance: Big gains from Foundry, ARCH lead mid-life portfolio

Photo of Glenn Frey courtesy of Reuters.