peHUB First Read

Some links to kick off your Friday:

* Does the male-dominated VC market hold female CEOs to a different standard?

* A private equity bidding war? In 2008? That’s what seems to be in store for Biffa.

* Kelly Holman takes a look back at the dearly departed (deals, that is).

* Wol Kolade goes from private equity zero to hero.

* An Iraq-focused hedge fund drops 4.2% in January. But that isn’t as surprising as… THE FACT THAT THERE IS AN IRAQ-FOCUSED HEDGE FUND.