Dealbook, The Abridged Version (08.08.06)

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Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries:
Spitzer praised by biographer [legal]
EU may fight Spain and Italy for blocking recent takeovers [legal]
Stewart settlment wraps up ImClone case [settlement]
Does Hank Greenberg’s suit against AIG mean his own insurance biz is failing? [legal]
A.G. Edwards settling overcharging claims with SEC [settlement]
SEC won’t appeal hedge fund reg ruling [legal]
SEC looking into stock option at video game maker THQ [inquiry]
Atmel Corp dismisses CEO and 3 others for misuse of travel funds [legal]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
Riviera Holdings Corporation +International Gaming & Entertainment or Riv Acquisition Holdings: ??
Covent Garden + Capital & Counties
Open Text’s + Hummingbird: ?
TheStreet.com + ratings service
Universal Computer Systems + Reynolds & Reynolds
Brocade + McData
Going Private:
Amarmak accepts CEO’s bid: MBO
TPG snaps up Aleris International: LBO
Morgan Capital gets a bid: LBO
Cinven and BC Partners buying jet engine and missile launcher maker Avio: LBO
TPG snaps up Aleris International LBO
For Sale:
Claymont Steel Holding files for $115 stock offering: IPO
Tortoise Energy offering 1.7M shares of common stock: offering
Money Raising:
HuffPo breathes in $5M $
Kazeon nabs $21M $$
Evernote gets $6M $
Miscellaneous:
Wagoner hints that Kerkorian deputy may be leaker of GM-Nissa talks: [LINK]
Dead Cover band dude=Capitalist Tool: LINK
Behind the Forbes deal are cash hungry kids: LINK
Middle East might be ripe for banking industry investment: LINK
Morgan Stanley owns Chinese IPO biz: LINK
GoogleSpace: LINK

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