PE HUB First Read

M&A dives in 4th quarter as corporate confidence ebbs.

Zynga to acquire Small Giant Games for $700 million

Citing market challenges, Nissan is laying off 1,000 Mexican workers.

BlackBerry’s bet on connected cars pays off.

Softbank’s Vision Fund nears $1.5 bln investment in southeast Asian ride-hailing company Grab.

Nike crushes earnings expectations, helped by strong online sales; shares surge.

WhatsApp chat groups being used to spread child pornography, cloaked by the app’s encryption, report says.

Kurdish fighters discuss releasing about 3,200 ISIS prisoners.