peHUB First Read

* How low can the BCE buyout price go?

* Last week the NVCA surveyed its members about the total absence of VC-backed IPOs in Q2. Here’s what they found, in PowerPoint format: Capital Markets Crisis.ppt

* A “mysterious private equity firm” has offered to buy Krispy Kreme.

* Huntsman vs. Hexion is taking a long road to Delaware.

* You commented, Icahn responds.

* Jason Mendelson continues his Law Firm 2.0 series, this time focusing on associate hiring & retention.

* Dubai puts David Smoot in charge of private equity. I’ll assume he’s not the Smoot from that MIT frat house…

* Wallstrip interviews Daniel James, founder of Three Rings:[youtube=]