peHUB Second Opinion 09.09.09

Private equity bust-ups: As the private equity industry has come off, so have the gloves. (FT)

Hershey’s Bargaining Chip With Cadbury: Twenty-one years ago, Hershey bought Cadbury’s U.S. chocolate business, including factories and the exclusive rights to make and sell well-known brands such as Cadbury and York Peppermint Patty. (Deal Journal)

A weekend at Bernie’s in the Hamptons: At least two dozen prospective buyers spent the long Labor Day weekend at Bernie’s in Montauk, at the tip of New York’s Long Island, where they perused the oceanfront house. (The Deal)

One Year Down, One to Go: “I always knew that business school was more than just an opportunity to change careers and develop networks, but what has surprised me is the amount of non-business education that comes with it.” (BW)

Fixing Broken Media Outlets: Blackstone has hired a head of its media advisory practice. (BusinessWire)

Google is Experimenting: With micropayments. Meet “Google Checkout.” (Neiman Journalism Lab)

Listicles: World’s most successful drop-outs. (Business Insider)

By the Numbers: Merger mania is in fact back, according to the numbers. (Dealzone)

Making Twitter Profitable: Biz Stone explains how to make money on Twitter. (Dealscape)