Dealbook, The Abridged Version (06.29.06)

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Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries:
Foundry Networks and VeriSign to be investigated for "stock option backdating" [investigations]
Snohomish County Public Utility District does not have to pay $120 mm termination fees on a contract it broke with Enron [legal]
Senate Finance Committe votes to treat Nabors's Bermuda tax HQs as American [legal]
Louis Vuitton wins suit with Google to stop online ads of competitors/counterfeiters showing up in searches for the brand [legal]
Tenet Healthcare settles federal investigation of Medicare pricing, paying $725 mm and waiving add'l $175 mm in government payments [legal]
Viacom shareholders sue company for excessive compensation to the chair, Sumner Redstone, and other execs [legal]
IRS seeks $757+ mm in back taxes owed/$303 mm in penalties from Veritas Software, owned by Symatec; Symatec's filed petition [legal]
BP's Dennis Abbott pleads guilty to charges that he/others worked to manipulate price of propane flowing from Texas to PA and NY [crime]
Gary J. Aguirre tells Congress that sr. SEC officials stopped his investigation of possible insider trading by prominent hedge fund [legal]
New Euro. commission guidelines adopted yesterday will fine companies 10x current tarrifs for anti-competative practices [legal]
Fraud verdict appealed by M. Stanley [legal]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
Archstone-Smith + Deutsche WohnAnlage
Genworth Financial + AssetMark Investment Services
Green Bancorp + Redstone Bank
Empire Group Holdings + Equity Residential (Lexford Housing Division)
Goldman Sachs + (stake in India's) National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange
Watson Pharmaceuticals + Andrx
Sonus Networks + The Carphone Warehouse Group
Pipex + Cable & Wireless ?
De Vere Group + AHG Venice
EMC + RSA Security
EMI Group + Warner Music Group ? (who will take over whom?)
Money Raising:
Shutterfly to raise $92 mm in IPO LINK
Carlyle Group to raise Japanese buyout fund to $1.7 B LINK
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts looks for $15.5 in takeover fund LINK
Fairmont Raffles Holdings looks to raise $2.5 B via asset disposals LINK
Shimao Property Holdings $480 mm in IPO LINK
J.Crew Group's shares rise 28% in IPO, raise $376 million LINK
PartyGaming to raise as much as $906 mm via series of aquisitions LINK
Texas Pacific Group's investment increases more than 5x since initial equity outlay of $115-125 mm, based on $20/share of J.Crew LINK
For Sale
Some of News Corporation’s local tv stations, use $ to buy back 18% stake in Liberty Media LINK
Anadarko Petroleum LINK
Personnel:
John E. Pepper Jr. named non-exec chair of Walt Disney Co. LINK
Noel Forgeard to remain co-chief exec @ EADS LINK
B o' A names Glen J. Romm market exec in Georgia LINK
HSBC's Anand Krishnamurthy and Hitendra Dave are made co-heads of the firm's global markets in India, taking over from Monish Tahilramani-- moving to head up Asia-Pacific regional trading in Hong Kong--, who's replacing Tarun Mahrotri. LINK
Miscellaneous:
Heinz tells shareholders to reject board candidates proposed by Nelson Peltz's Trian Group LINK
Phoenix Technologies under pressure to make changes by Ramius Capital Group LINK
Omniture and Replidyne receive disappointing offers in IPOs LINK
Wintegra halts IPO, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant Group delays share sale after failing to attract enough investors LINK
CanWest Global Communications to leave The Canadian Press next summer LINK
Severstal’s Aleksei Mordashov may drop bid for Arcelor, accept $125 mm compensation LINK
Baugur and FL Group, with Kevin Stanford, $1.81 B investment vehicle called Unity, in plan to step up stake in UK retailing LINK
RSA Security in possible "strategic transaction" LINK
Did Overstock.com tell Demetrios Anifantis what to say to Senate Judiciary Committee? LINK

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