PE HUB First Read

China cracks down on alleged $7.6 billion Ponzi scheme.

Turnout is key in Iowa caucuses as 2016 U.S. election race begins.

Terror threats thaw budgets across Europe.

SFX Entertainment files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Blackstone has reportedly cut stake in ChemChina unit to below 10 percent.

86 dead are dead as Boko Haram burns kids alive.

“Kung Fu Panda 3” had a record-breaking $57 million opening in China, passing U.S.

Telenor Jumps into ad tech, acquiring Tapad for $360 million.

Samsung confirms Galaxy S7 event for February 21.

Amazon Japan is now offering budget-friendly monk delivery.

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BBAM targets $750 mln PE fund for aircraft leasing.

BlackRock’s Fink says up to 400 energy companies could fail.

Editor’s Letter: Figuring out the morass of crowdfunding.

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