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In Second Opinion, the Twitter accounts for the NY Post and UPI were hacked, Leucadia National gives FXCM a $300 mln cash infusion and Mitt Romney has conflict of interests problems with Solamere.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Jeb Bush shares Mitt Romney’s PE problem, Facebook considers adding a “dislike” button, you can now use Bitcoin to add funds to your Microsoft account and Wal-Mart sells the iPhone 6 for $129.


Solamere Capital, Romneys’ PE Firm, Launches Fund II

Solamere Capital, the private equity fund-of-funds and co-investment firm co-founded by Mitt Romney’s eldest son, Taggart Romney, has begun raising its second vehicle, Solamere Capital Fund II LP, according to a government filing…

Obama Campaign Steps up Bain Attacks on Romney

(Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign on Monday stepped up its criticism of Mitt Romney for cutting jobs when he was a business executive, despite a warning from a leading Obama supporter that the attacks have gone too far.

What Mitt Ought to Say Next

GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is expected to soon release personal finance statements, but I say, he ought to go ahead and do it with a little flair. Take the documents to Capitol Hill, dump them on the National Mall, and tell Congress “Here’s what you asked for: like I said, I pay about 15% […]

Week’s Top Posts Focus on Top FoFs, Commitments by NYC Pensions and Insights from an MBA

Here are the 10 posts that garnered the most unique pageviews from peHUB’s regular readers from Jan. 9 to 13. Coming in at No. 1 was David Toll’s top 10 funds of funds list.
1. Returns Scorecard: 10 Top Funds of Fundsby  David Toll
2. Venture-Backed IPO, M&A Markets Might Be Best Thought of as Above Average in 2011: Slideshowby Mark Boslet
3. New York City Pensions Commit $880 Million to Four Fundsby Gregory Roth
4. Slideshow: Euro Venture Fundraising Takes a Tumbleby Angela Sormani
5. An MBA on Becoming Relevant to an Industry “That’s Doing Fine Without You”by Connie Loizos
6. Slideshow: The Private Equity Exodus (subscribers only) – by Angela Sormani
7. New Buyout Shop In Philly?by Bernard Vaughan
8. Carlyle Founders See Big Payday in 2011by Greg Roumeliotis, Reuters
9. Sixpoint’s Zoller Fundraising Tips for GPs: Talk to Your LPs and Have a Plan Before You Marketby Luisa Beltran
10. Under Romney, Bain Generated Major Gains and Some Busts, WSJ Says; Plus “When Mitt Romney Came to Town” Videoby Luisa Beltran

Week’s Top 10 Hub Posts Feature Year’s Most Prolific PE Buyers, Biggest PE Fundraisers and Millions Still Flowing to Romney from Bain

Trying to get away from relatives this Christmas weekend? Tell them you need to catch up on your reading. Here are the past week’s top 10 posts based on number of pageviews from peHUB’s regular readers.

1. Slideshow: The Year’s Most Prolific PE BuyersBernard Vaughan
2. Slideshow: Top 10 PE Fundraising Successes of 2011Gregory Roth
3. Romney Still Making Millions from BainReuters
4. A Look At The Angel Market And The Fall In Average Deal Size: SlideshowMark Boslet
5. Slideshow: Someone Send Some Love To These Unwanted, CalPERS-Backed Funds (subscribers only) – David Toll
6. U.S. Investor Hellman Dies at 77Reuters
7. Triago Claims Le Febvre, Who Is Launching a Competitor, Was TerminatedLuisa Beltran
8. Providence Equity’s Fund VII Hits Fundraising Problems, May Fall Short of $6B Target (subscribers only) – Luisa Beltran
9. Biofuels Winners And Losers: A Look At The Market By LuxMark Boslet
10. Remembering Warren Hellman: ‘An Openness To Ideas And To People’David Toll

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