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Dealbook, The Abridged Version (08.09.06)

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Merrill banker sprung from jail after Enron charges overturned [legal]
Three Comverse execs charged [backdating]
Judge won’t dismiss Brocade backdating charges [backdating]
Former Apple GC hires legal team in backdating inquiry [backdating]
California judge allows tapes of traders at trials [legal]
SEC proposes delay for small company audits [legal]
Fannie Mae says internal review is done [legal]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
MTV +Atom Entertainment
Cenveo + Banta
Sage + Emdeon Practice Services
Barr + Pliva
IBM + FileNet
For Sale/ Offerings:
IMAX says offers are too low: [No sale]
Qimonda debuts on NYSE [IPO]
More on Qimonda [IPO]
Go Daddy’s daddy couldn’t stop talking [No IPO]
ImClone [No IPO]
Money Raising:
Groople raises $6M $
Digium digs up $13.2M $$
VCs looking at network equipment financing $$
Arisaph Pharmaceuticals gets $16M $$
Bankruptcy/ Winding Up/ Liquidation/ Reorganization:
Brooks Mays liquidated [LINK]
Pirate Capital wants Brinks to go on block: LINK
Knee’s Accidental Investment Banker as a nostalgic vendetta: LINK
ITV spending to ward off VC bid LINK
Gay MBA’s getting ahead LINK
Nomura opening branches around world LINK
Investment arm of Deutsche Bank closes Philly office LINK
Jim Cramer’s M&A advice LINK
Wireless auction’s pricey start LINK