peHUB Second Opinion 8.6

More IPO Madness: TPG may be eying an IPO of Myer department stores in Australia. (FT)

Deal Trends: It’s a buyers market. Carried Interest blog has some thoughts on how that’s affecting M&A transactions. (Carried Interest)

Wondering What Was Up With Twitter Today? Apparently the social networking site, alongside Facebook and Livejournal, were hacked. (WSJ)

Remember the Men of the Financial Crisis? Meet the ladies. (Clusterstock)

Good Money After Bad? Oak Hill is shelling out more capital toward Duane Reade. Bad idea? Some investors think so… (NY Post)

Private Equity’s A-Listers: “Private equity firms are branching out of their traditional sectors for investment and have gone as far afield as the showbiz world, it has emerged, with new research showing a large number of celebrities are managed or strongly linked to private equity.” (Financial News subscription required)

Q&A: An interview with Tim Draper from CVCA Private Capital Privé magazine. (The Author’s blog)

Bad Stats: Almost half of U.S. homeowners with a mortgage are likely to owe more than their properties are worth before the housing recession ends, Deutsche Bank AG said. (Bloomberg)

Meanwhile: Stimulus spending has been all over the map, literally. (ProPublica)