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Dealbook, The Abridged Version (06.26.06)

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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
GS, M. Lynch, M. Stanley, Lehman, B. Stearns to increase second-half net incomes 10% to $12.2 B, analysts predict LINK
J.P. Morgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon is "Smartest CEO on Wall Street," over Morgan Stanley's John Mack LINK
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 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