Dealbook, The Abridged Version (07.27.06)

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Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries:
Canadian company alleges hedge fund dirty tricks [legal]
Investment banks paying out to settle Global Crossing shareholder lawsuit [legal]
Ski patrol scammer’s shops must pay victims [legal]
SEC adopts executive pay disclosure rule [legal]
Battle for the board of ketchup company heats up [legal]
Testimony of two KPMG partners excluded by judge who finds they were coerced by prosecutors [legal]
Ban on BetonSports taking US bets extended [legal]
Visa, Mastercard reach$336M settlement agreement in class action suit [legal]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
Gaz de France+ Suez debated by French government: ?
Phelps Dodge + Falconbridge: ?
Microsoft + Azyxxi
Actavis + Pliva: ?
Serono +for ???
HSBC + Westpac’s domestic custodian biz
Gain + Refco currency trading biz
EMI + Warner
Francisco Partners + Ex Libris
For Sale:
IMAX: LINK
N.E.W. Customer Service: LINK
Jones Apparel Group: LINK
Apparently there is something called Trump Magazine: LINK
Lenin’s Russian electrical legacy LINK
Money Raising:
Digital Chocolate raised $22.5M $$
Snapvine snags $2M $
Planitax lands $5M $
Garageband.com scores $2.5M $
Miscellaneous:
How exactly Ferrovial’s acquisition BAA being financed anyway? LINK
2nd biggest pre-public investor in NYSE is buying a stake in Chicago Board of Options Exchange: LINK
Big deal, smaller club: LINK
60-year hybrid bond: LINK

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