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Dealbook, The Abridged Version (07.28.06)

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The IRS investigating 40 companies for backdating [legal]
Feds investigating Sanofi-Aventis and Bristol-Myers Squibb for possible anti-competitive drug deal [legal]
Kazaa settlement with record and movie industry [legal]
Rambus settles with Hynix Semiconductor [legal]
Three charged with leaving fake insider tips on answering machines [legal]
Trading before big takeovers may point to leakage [legal]
Banned Brit trader Philippe Jabre drops his appeal against Brit finance authorities [legal]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
Man Grouptakes 70% of Eurex
Vista Capital and Carlyle Group + Grupo Emisor Iberostar
Barclays Capital and Permira bid for McCarthy & Stone
For Sale:
Michael Foods: LINK
YouTube: LINK
Money Raising:
Intelleflex raises $15.5M $$
New biotechie Seredigm has investors$
Emphasys Medical pulls in $18.4M $$
Anulex Technologies scores nearly $20M$$
Homewreckers Nuprecon gets financing from Evergreen Pacific Partners. $$
Diomed Holdings looking for $10M $$
People & Moves:
Pfizer close to choosing next CEO LINK
EMC and Symantec: hunting for acquisitions: LINK
Hedge fund proxy battle for baseball card maker Topps: LINK
News Corp’s wild weekend getaway: LINK
Annoying boomer bosses think they are rockstars: LINK
Amazon buys rights to make movie: LINK
VC money going to more established companies: LINK
Ebay vets doing interesting things: LINK
LBO shops: fast-bucksters or turnaround artists? LINK
Wachovia ditches Lebanese bank over Hezbollah ties LINK