Max Nisen is a Bloomberg Gadfly columnist covering biotech, pharma and health care. He previously wrote about management and corporate strategy for Quartz and Business Insider.

Good morning! This is Fly Charts, the daily charts-only newsletter from Gadfly; sign up here. From mulling a GE breakup to rooting for PE boldness, here are four charts that tell you what you need to know in business today. 

Nesting Pieces
Nearly all of GE's businesses are large enough to stand on their own, but as breakup speculation mounts it's worth asking whether they should.
Source: Bloomberg
We Are the World
Uber's current disarray spells opportunity for the company's many transportation rivals around the world.
Source: CB Insights
Anyone Listening?
A surprising shift in Saudi Arabia's succession plans? The oil market just doesn’t care.
Source: Bloomberg
Ending the Drought?
BMC's potential combination with CA Inc. has a chance to reinvigorate the market for leveraged megabuyouts.
Source: Bloomberg
*The transaction value represents the equity value excluding Michael Dell's stake less net debt and differs from the often-reported figure of ~$24 billion

And don't miss Stephen Gandel on the one cheap thing at Whole Foods: "No one will cry for Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, of course. Forbes estimates his net worth at $76 million. The Amazon deal made him $9 million richer practically overnight. That seven-figure payout is one most Americans will never see. But it should also be noted that in America's executive suites, a seven-figure payout -- especially when a megadeal like Amazon-Whole Foods is involved -- is just as rare. They are usually much, much higher." 


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