Dealbook, The Abridged Version (07.07.06)

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Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries:
Florida Supreme Court upholds decision to reject $145 B judgement against tobacco companies [legal]
SEC not likely to appeal federal court ruling from May that struck down newer/stricter rules for hedge fund industry [legal]
Hollinger countersues Hollinger International [legal]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
Beacon Capital Partners + 45-story NY office (1211 Ave. of the Americas)
Ramius Capital Group + Phoenix Technologies
NYSE + Euronext ?
Valassis Communications + Advo
General Motors + Renault and Nissan (still) ?
EMI + Warner Music (still) ?
Sinopec + Udmurtneft
Tesoro + Lyondell-Citgo Refining (plant on the Houston Ship Channel) ?
Xstrata + Falconbridge ?
Aviva + AmerUs Group ?
Univision + Saban Capital Group
Open Text + Hummingbird
Money Raising:
MBF Healthcare Partners raises $172.5 mm in IPO LINK
OmniCapital Group raises $16/100 mm at end of April for its first fund LINK
Apposite leads $52 million Series C round for biopharmaceutical company Ambrx LINK
EcoSmart Technologies gets $9 mm in fundraising round LINK
For Sale:
Endemol LINK
Personnel:
JPM Chase hires Brian McCarthy as a managing director for its health care investment banking group LINK
Patrick Poon is new chairman of operation committee for Carlyle Group/China Pacific Insurance Group, David Wolf is exec. deputy general manager of CPIC Life LINK
Richard Sharp leaves G. Sachs (head of European buyouts) LINK
Paulson to be sworn in Monday as Sec. of Treas. LINK
Levi Strauss's chief exec., Philip A. Marineau, will retire at end of yr, John Anderson new COO LINK
Miscellaneous:
Verizon files with security regulators, outlining Yellow Pages spinoff LINK
Mittal Steel to set up 12 mm ton steel plant for at least $6.5 B in Indian state LINK
Wall Street firms favor GOP LINK

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