peHUB First Read

Greetings from San Francisco, where I’m in town for Buyouts West. Here’s some links to kick off your Tuesday:

* Private equity, the novel.

* Carry tax hits the campaign trail, according to Politico.

* If Sun Capital can’t get the Kellwood board to OK its buyout offer, it may go straight to the shareholders. Let the hostilities commence…

* I don’t think Warren Brown will be on Cerberus’ holiday card list, based on this recent WaPo piece.

* 2007 will be a record year for Canadian buyouts.