peHUB First Read

Lightening Speed: Q&A With TSG Consumer Partners’ Jamie O’Hara celebrating the firm’s “humbling” fundraising process

Yahoo’s Latest: Blackstone and Bain Capital in the running with a potential $25 billion bid

Middle Eastern Politics: Grim outlook for PE following regional unrest

VC Shun: Party over for China’s group-buying websites

Disposable Reinsurers: PE firms and Wall Street blamed for rival sellers of reinsurance

On a Downer: VC slump slows Michigan‘s recovery

Super Capital: Can VC save the world?

Safety is the issue: VCs cut back on medical device investment

Anyone for tech? General Catalyst Partners seeks to raise $650 million following the slowest quarter for venture-capital fundraising in eight years

Price Slash: Lone Star to cut Korea Exchange Bank deal by 11 percent

Keeping Track: Social media activity site Awe.sm lands $4 million Series A

No-one Puts Kekanto in the Corner: Social local reviews site attracts funding from Accel Partners and Kaszek Ventures

A Stealthy Deal: RaNa Therapeutics Raises $2.6 million of a planned $20.66 million initial funding

More Cleantech: The last in a 4-part series from Venrock’s Matthew Nordan

In Conclusion… All throughout the holidays, peHUB will be singling out state or local charities that do the best to help those who need the most. Take a look on the peHUB Wire—and keep your suggestions for other state and local charities rolling in!!