peHUB Second Opinion 4.17

Data Overload: Preqin has released its Q1 private equity report. I’ll take a deeper dive into the 30-page report later, but you can view the entire thing here. (Preqin)

Buyer and a Seller: A look at eBay’s deal history reveals that “the corporate bosses at eBay‘s Silicon Valley headquarters must have their investment bankers on speed dial.” (Dealbook)

Still Dreaming of ’06: Dominick DeChiara, who heads the private equity group at law firm Nixon Peabody, tells Suzanne Stevens that from lower prices, to financing outs, to more flexible material adverse change clauses, sellers need to adjust expectations in what remains a buyers market. (Dealscape)

Drama: So, the liquidators (Hilco and Gordon Bros.) won the auction for Polaroid (with more than 30 bidders). Patriarch Partners’ Lynn Tilton is not happy about it, saying the judge has overruled her bid because “she wasn’t liked.” (I’m not happy about it because I don’t want Polaroid products to go away!) She went on CNBC to say she’ll file a temporary restraining order (video posted below). Meanwhile, I’m not sure what to make of this but Dealbreaker unearthed some Christmas cards Tilton sent around to her clients in the 80s (Somewhat Unsafe For Work).

High Profile Week: We get two IPOs and a Goldman follow-on and everyone’s a bull. In its weekly scorecard, Thomson Reuters released some datapoints on public offerings from this week. (Thomson Reuters)

Biofuel: “Apparently, a year’s worth of human excrement is equal to a measly 2.1 gallons of diesel.” So yeah, now buses in Oslo are funning on poop. (Gizmodo)

Headlines: CDC’s Emerging Market Assets Fell 13%. (Bloomberg)

Weird: A mystery donor has given more than $45 million to nine universities. (AP)

Tilton on CNBC: