Dealbook, The Abridged Version (07.18.06)

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Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries:
Rambus's $307 million patent infringement award nixed [legal]
'The floatation of Rosneft shares against the law,' says LSE and British regulators [legal]
C.E.O. of BetOnSports arrested for racketeering conspiracy [crime]
$193 million balance from class-action suit against PNC approved by federal judges [legal]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
Phelps Dodge + Inco; investors unhappy
EMI Group + Warner Music?
Inco Xstrata + Falconbridge?
3M + Security Printing and Systems
Vivendi + 56% of France Telecom's yellow-pages PagesJaunes
For Sale:
BMG
Verizon Communications‘ yellow-pages unit
AOL UK Internet access business
Audio content distributor Audible?
Lions Gate?
Money Raising:
Industrial and Commercial Bank IPOs could hit $21billion $$$$
ShopWiki makes $6.2 million for intern'l expansion $
Earnings:
V.C.'s bank $11.2 billion for future investments in second quarter LINK
Merrill Lynch's second quarter earnings top Wall Street projections at $1.6 billion LINK
BlackRock makes $53.3 million in second quarter; up 18.9% LINK
Miscellaneous:
Greylock Partners to invest in Israeli tech start ups LINK
Merrill Lynch's global staff increases LINK
Break-up fees: good or bad? LINK
Intel denies plans to make IPO of shares for its memory chip business LINK
V.C.s wary of jumping on the social networking bandwagon LINK
Hedge funds increasingly look to Europe loan market; could this "magnify risk?" LINK

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