peHUB First Read

* peHUB Across America begins Monday in Los Angeles, and then moves on to Chicago, Washington DC, New York and Boston. More than 1,100 tickets are already sold, which means that only around 100 remain. Get yours today.

* The Prince of Wall Street on why we should welcome a private equity shakeout.

* 10 things the next president needs to know about private equity.

* Who says the quick flip is dead? Verizon is in talks to buy Alltel, just seven months after it was taken private by TPG and Goldman Sachs. On the other hand, this could also be looked at as a busted LBO.

* Have SPACs jumped the shark?

* PunditWatch: Interesting but flawed.

* S&P: Standards loosen for European leveraged loans.

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