Lawsuit: BHP says its close to lodging a legal challenge to Potash attempts to fend off its $39 billion hostile takeover bid.
New Head: Jane Rowe faces a full plate when she becomes the head of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s $10-billion private equity portfolio in October.
Fundraising Rise: PE firms raised $57 billion in third quarter.
Yanked Deal: Decision to pull IPO of Liberty Mutual Group adds job risk on Wall Street.
The Ugliest Girl at The Dance: How Yahoo destroyed Google’s Yelp acquisition.
Hurd Replacement: HP names Leo Apotheker, the former head of SAP, as its new CEO.
Flash Crash Blame: A single trade by Waddell & Reed on May 6 helped start the flash crash.
Jonathan Weil: All we are saying is give Dick Fuld a chance.
CheeseheadTV: Blackstone PR exec runs site devoted to Green Bay Packers.
Google: Their URL shortener gets a web site.
Chris Douvos: Office hours for PE and VC GPs. No pitches!
Gillette: Company offers 11 cent blade that is lighter but isn’t available in the U.S.
Just Say No: Dollar Thrifty shareholders reject takeover by Hertz.
Leaks: Falcone takes aim at the media, leaks.
M&A Winners and Losers: Microsoft has announced zero acquisitions in 2010 while Google has 23.
Friday Rant: Are PE firms better buyers of software companies than strategics?