peHUB First Read

Some links to kick off your Tuesday:

* More than half of S&P’s lowest credit ratings belong to PE-backed companies. This is one explanation for why we have so many zombies running around.

* New Wall Street compensation surveys.

* VC-backed bust: Peerflix

* The Year of the SPAC continues. Next up: J.W. Childs Associates.

* You can get all of the ammended JPMorgan/Bear Stearns merger docs at the Bear Stearns homepage.

* The FT says that private equity firms are marketing themselves. And this is news?

* Brad wants a news feed for his news feeds. I also want a social network for my social networks, and an email account for my email accounts.