Dealbook, The Abridged Version (08.15.06)

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Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries:
Monster gets notice from NASDAQ [backdating]
Chairs of Senate Judiciary and Finance Committee send letter to SEC in re: Pequot Capital cover-up alllegations [inquiry]
As it turns our, executives uncomfortable with backdating probes [backdating]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
Kinder Morgan sells natural gas operations to G.E. Financial Services
Benton Dickson+ Tripath: ?
Yellow Pages Group + MTS Allstream’s directory biz
AOL + Userplane
For Sale/ LBOs/ Going Private/ Auctions/ Offerings:
Is Nelson Peltz aiming for Tribune? Takover
Peltz’s H.J. Heinz takeover bid: Proxy fight
Bally’s looking for $150M of new cash: Offering
Jones Apparel: Auction
S1: For Sale?
NovaGold resisting bid from competitor Barrick Gold; looking for other bidders: For sale
Mills announces plans to sell its stakes in three foreign malls to a Canadian firm: For sale
Money Raising:
Engenera raises $26M $$
GM’s financing arm gets $10B facility from Citigroup $$$$$
Expedia hits bond market for $800M $$$$
Earnings
UBS Q2 profits rise 47%: Beats estimates
People & Moves:
Woman takes the helm at PepsiCo: CEO
Miscellaneous:
Silverjet aims to be third all biz class London-Newark airline: Start-up
PatchLink founder Sean Moshir launches seed stage fund: VC
Onex’s new $3.4B large-cap private equity fund: Private Equity
Carl Icahn building stakes in Time-Warner, ImClone, Cendant and Take-Two: LINK
Revisiting Oracle’s Peoplesoft acquisition: LINK

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