Dealbook, The Abridged Version (07.13.06)

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Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries:
NYSE fines CItigroup, Fleet Specialists, Credit Suisse [legal]
Enron-linked London bankers await extradition in south of London [legal]
Stock options investigation: 100+ companies to be investigated [investigations]
Fed. judges demand more financial info from Hollinger Int'l's Black [investigations]
Apple drops case against bloggers [legal]
'Microsoft fine was necessary,' says E.U. Competition Commissioner [legal]
KPMG faces lawsuit from its accountants [legal]
Australia to loosen media ownership laws [legal]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]Aviva + AmerUs Group
Sony Music + BMG
Serologicals + Millipore
James Monroe Bancorp + Mercantile Bankshares
Petrohawk Energy + KCS Energy
CDC + Onyx Software in hostile takeover?
Lions Gate Entertainment + Debmar-Mercury
Bell Globemedia + Chum
Freestone Partners + Sweet Leaf Tea
MFI’s retail operations + Focus?
Grupo Televisa + Univision
Kronos + Unicru
U.S. House passes bill to level playing field for smaller credit ratings firms [legal]
For Sale:
Federated Department Stores bridal business
E.ON's nuclear and coal-fired plants?
Adelphia Communications
Money Raising:
Cowen Group's IPOs IPO earnings a disappointing $179.5 million $$$
Rosneft's IPOs will hit market for $5.85-7.85 per share $$$$
Dual Shangai and Hong Kong IPO listings for Industrial and Commercial Bank of China $$$$
Iron Mountain plans IPOs at $200 million $$$
Wintegra withdraws its IPOs $
Engage.com raises $5 billion in venture funding $$$$
Personnel:
Alan Lacy resigns as vice chairman of Sears Holdings
Miscellaneous:
Giuliani Partners teams up with Aforge Finance and Sal. Oppenheim Jr. LINK
Texas Instruments opens new research and development center in India LINK
London Stock Exchange resists takeovers by Nasdaq, Macquarie LINK
BabyUniverse completes debt financing LINK
U.S. V.Cs look for opportunity overseas LINK
V.Cs: lots of cash, nowhere to spend it LINK
Series E financing begins for CinemaNow LINK
Just how efficient are hedge funds? LINK
Mixed emotions at Lay's memorials services LINK
Eurotunnel files for bankruptcy LINK
Will The Weinstein Company and Black Entertainment Television join forces? LINK

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