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Dealbook, The Abridged Version (07.21.06)

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Two charged in Brocade backdating case [legal]
Enron case against Barclays dismissed [legal]
Judge rejects motion to dismiss in ATT privacy case [legal]
Heinz expands board amidst proxy fight [legal]
Lawsuit targets may use discovery orders to tie up Millberg Weiss [legal]
Air France-KLM under investigation [legal]
Ex-CFO of HealthSouth ordered to pay $6.92 mm [fraud]
Judge rules KPMG tax shelter is legit [legal]
Merrill Lynch must pay at least $495,000 to PA couple who sued over analyst’s work [legal]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
Wilbur Ross + Lear auto parts assets
Kohlberg & Company + Niagara
New York Board of Trade + IntercontinentalExchange: ?
HSBC + Grupo Banistmo
Toyota + General Motors
Addax Petroleum + Pan-Ocean Energy
Inco will remove poison pill as hostile bidders close in Link
Insight Enterprise + Level 3’s Software Spectrum
Conde Nast +
Varig Logistica + Varig
Planar Systems + Clarity Visual Systems
Bank of North Carolina + SterlingSouth
For Sale:
Two step plan to sell Verizon yellow pages unit LINK
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation won’t prevent sale of GMAC LINK
UK to sell stake in British EnergyLINK
NYMEX IPO may be a tough sell LINK
Money Raising:
Eliot Spitzer raised $11 mm LINK
Bârrx Medical raises $27.8 mm LINK
Hedge Funds took in $42b of new money in Q2LINK
Hertz Europe and Europcar Groupe plan to sell car back bonds LINK
Investors scramble for China IPOs LINK
Softbank plans to borrow $12 billion for acquisition of Vodaphone unit LINK
New production head at BMW LINK
Voyager Capital founder resigns LINK
Yukos blames western banks for its demise LINK
Online gaming IPO going ahead despite BetonSports arrests LINK
ATT and Metro-HiFi submit wireless bid for Riverside LINK
NewPage Holdings postpones IPO LINK
Microsoft announced a $40 billion share buyback LINK