* The Blackstone IPO, (almost) one year later: “For a Blackstone insider, that IPO was perfectly timed,” said Ryan Lentell, an analyst at Morningstar Inc. in Chicago. “For a common holder, the timing was the worst.”
* Anupreeta Das wonders what came first at Yahoo: The reorganization or the departures.
* I was really bummed to miss yesterday’s panel discussion about noncompete agreements in Massachusetts, but had a family commitment. Luckily, Kirsner writes about it here. It was supposed to be a pro/con debate, with someone from Akamai supporting noncompetes, but she apparently backed out at the last minute because Akamai is in the process of enforcing a noncompete, and was worried that person’s attorney would show and take notes. I agree with Scott: If you believe in your position, who cares who hears it? Seems to be some courage lacking in Akamai’s conviction.
* Amida vs. Cerberus: A commentary.
* Merger Arbs: The Hexion/Huntsman Horror Show
* Wallstrip on Digital Ally:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/w/?v=4tSexQuKElc]