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Dealbook, The Abridged Version (07.05.06)

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Are Rosneft's assets stolen? [inquiries]
South Korean authorities investigate Dallas-based Lone Star's questionably high profits [investigations]
The rights to a smiley face: Wal-Mart stores vs. a company owned by french family [legal]
Did BP manipulate the propane market? [legal]
Morgan Stanley vs. LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton; court battle doesn't relent after 4 years [legal]
European regulators support rulings to fine Microsoft for proprietary software violations [legal]
Ralphs Grocery to pay $70 million in restitution and fines [legal]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
Onex + Aon
Hutchison Telecommunications International + Hutchison Essar
Oracle Corporation + Portal Software
Bank of New York + J.P. Morgan Chase’s corporate trust division
Nissan + Renault + General Motors?
China Mobile Communications + Millicom
Spanish Gov't + 4.5% more of EADS?
Mittal Steel + Arcelor
AHG Venice + De Vere
SunGard Data Systems + Misys?
EMI + Warner Music
Del Monte Foods + Milk-Bone brand
NTL + Virgin Mobile TV
Credit Agricole + Alliance & Leicester
A.P. Moeller-Maersk + Adsteam Marine?
SABMiller + Sparks and Steel Reserve
Macquarie Infrastructure Partners + Duquesne Light Holdings
Live Nation + House of Blues
Money Raising:
Pirelli Tire's $2.6 billion IPO pulled at 11th hour $$$$
Has the fundraising boom for private equity firms reached its peak? $$$$
Golden State Environment Group raises $150 million for IPO $$$
WNS Holdings to raise $74 million for IPOs $$
Parish Capital Advisors to raise $976 million for two new investment funds $$$
For Sale
50% of Sony BMG?
Linpac's U.S. businesses
Hard Rock Cafe and hotel chain
Grupo Televisa's stake in Univision
Christopher Wendel to head equity sales practice for Asia at Lehman Bros.
Head of Airbus: Noel ForgeardLouis Gallois
Ken Lay, dead at 64 LINK
Ford Motor Co. feeling the pressure to merge LINK
Boutique banker Jonathan A. Knee bears it all in new Wall Street Exposé LINK
Henry Kravis and Co.: continuing to stuff the pockets of investment banks LINK
Are Equity funds too exposed to stocks? LINK
Airbus's value goes down, but BAE may hold on to its 20% stake in the company LINK
French and German officials unhappy about New York Stock + Euronext LINK
Bernanke adds fuel to the M&A fire with talks of a possible pause in interest rate hikes LINK
Gordon Biersch Restaurant Group to become the first I.P.O. of the second half of year LINK
Henry Paulson gets a fat $18.7 million cash bonus from Goldman Sachs LINK
Investment Banks vs Private Equity firms: who's tougher? LINK
J.P. Morgan opens intern'l image deposit center in Asia LINK
FBR Group’s plan to sell stock in its investment bank subsidiary--good or bad? LINK
Baby boomers represent $480 billion market, encouraging VCs LINK
CIA funds Imove LINK
Paladin Capital starts Homeland Security fund for Asian investors LINK
3i pays $200 million for stake in Chinese resturant chain, Little Sheep LINK
New York: again, the 'city of bosses' LINK