Dealbook, The Abridged Version (08.16.06)

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Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries:
NASDAQ plays hardball with delisting threats [backdating]
Porsche mulls challenging Germany’s voting rights in Volkswagen [legal]
FBI steps up hunt for Kobi Alexander, issues notice to Interpol [backdating]
Heinz proxy fight may have already accomplished goal of bringing value to shareholders [proxy fight]
Grasso demands jury trial [legal]
David Rutkoske, former president and owner of Lloyd Wade Securities, gets nine years [fraud]
Former InVision boss settles bribery charges [bribery]
FBI steps up hunt for Kobi Alexander, issues notice to Interpol [backdating]
FBI steps up hunt for Kobi Alexander, issues notice to Interpol [backdating]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
E.On + Gas Natural: ?
Santander Central Hispano raises stake Sovereign Bancorp of Philadelphia
For Sale/ LBOs/ Going Private/ Auctions/ Offerings:
“Superwoman” floats fund of private equity and hedge funds [Offerings]
R.R. Donnelly may get bids from two groups of buyout firms: Bidding
Austin Ventures picks up the rest of 724 Solutions : Auction
Private equity firms prepare bids for NTL cable: Bidding
Inco bidding pushes even higher: For sale
Aer Lingus IPO going forward: IPO
ActivBiotics IPO to raise $46M: IPO
$25M IPO for GenuTec: IPO
3M to buyback $1B of shares: Buyback
Money Raising:
Questra raises $12M $$
Cerebus aims to raise $6B distressed debt fund $$$$
Singapore’s CapitaCommercial Trust aims to raise $509 million for an office-block $$$
People & Moves:
New Pfizer chief re-arranging executives: reshuffling
Russian banks poaching Westerners: trends
Miscellaneous:
Public investing in venture capital: VC
DealBook crashes party for young traders: Party
Investment banks plan launch of new trading platform: Trading
Rough seas for tech floats: IPOs

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