Dealbook, The Abridged Version (06.26.06)

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Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries:
Weiss Research's Martin Weiss settles with SEC for $2.1 mm [crime]
Justice Dept. pushes to dismiss lawsuit against AT&T [legal]
SEC investigates Home Depot stock options [investigation]
Adelphia Communications sues Motorola [legal]
SEC investigating Pequot Capital Management for insider trading [legal]
Gary J. Aguirre to tesify before Senate [legal]
Plotkin fires lawyer, Martin Schmukler, hires white-collar-crime practice Hughes Hubbard & Reed's Edward Little [legal]
Novastar Financial sues Banc of America Securities, Bear Stearns, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs [legal]
Morgan Stanley in talks to settle suit accusing company of discrimination against female brokers [legal]
Tribune may succeed in 25% buy back of stock from Chandler fam. shareholder [legal]
Gov's veto of bill firing MD's Public Service Commission/provides temp. rate relief for residential customers of Baltimore Gas & Electric. is overturned [legal]
Early as 2000, former AOL Time Warner Chairman Steve Case knew about transactions allowing company to overstate revenues ahead of Time Warner merger [legal]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
Generali + Toro Assicurazioni ?
EMI + BMG Music Publishing ?
United Group + Equis
Michael D. Eisner + Team Baby Entertainment
Fiat + Ferrari
Smorgon Steel Group + OneSteel
Grupo Televisa + Univision
Arcelor + Mittal Steel
Johnson & Johnson + Pfizer (consumer product unit)
Phelps Dodge + Inco and Falconbridge ?
Alternative Hotel Group + De Vere
Tata Coffee + Eight O’Clock Coffee
Talisman Capital Management + Turning Technologies and Responsive Innovations
Holcim + Meyer Material
Stone Arcade Acquisition + Int'l Paper (kraft papers business)
Anadarko Petroleum + Kerr-McGee and Western Gas Resources
Nortel + Motorola
General Electric + Formation Capital (6 senior housing portfolios)
Money Raising:
EMI seeks private equity backing for $1.5 B BMG Music Publishing deal LINK
Rosneft plans to raise $11.6 B in IPO, Yukos tries to block LINK
Emeco plans $804 mm IPO LINK
Hynix Semiconductor completes $1.5 B stake sale LINK
Essex Woodlands Health Ventures raises $600 mm LINK
Earnings:
GS, M. Lynch, M. Stanley, Lehman, B. Stearns to increase second-half net incomes 10% to $12.2 B, analysts predict LINK
Personnel:
J.P. Morgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon is "Smartest CEO on Wall Street," over Morgan Stanley's John Mack LINK
Miscellaneous:
Problems for East India Company Acquisition IPO LINK
Can NRDC Equity Partners save Lord & Taylor? LINK
Texas Pacific Group wants compromise b/t angry shareholders and freenet.de merger LINK
Bo'A's chair and chief exec. Kenneth D. Lewis plans to expand LINK
Eurotunnel rejects Deutsche Bank debt-reduction plan LINK
Ferghana Partners paves biotech investing trail LINK
J.Crew Group to go public next week, likely to be successful LINK
Aventine Renewable Energy to sell 7.8 mm shares b/t $37 and $41/share LINK
Buffett's $44 B donation to Gates Foundation not w/o strings LINK
TXU Electric Delivery signs 10 yr, $8.7 B agreement for design, construciton and maintenence services w/ InfrastruX Energy Services LINK

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