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Dealbook, The Abridged Version (08.22.06)

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Silicon Valley’s Cooley Godward merging with Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman [legal]
J.P. Morgan Chase mailroom clerk pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in connection with the theft of more than $100 million in corporate checks [crime]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
Australian Pipeline Trust outbids Commonwealth Bank of Australia for Gasnet + Kieden
Cisco Systems + Arroyo Video Solutions
For Sale/ LBOs/ Going Private/ Auctions/ Offerings:
Cole Meyers gets $12.5 billion bid from some group of somebodies [For sale]
Tower Records [For sale]
Graeme Hart wants to take Burns Philip private [Going private]
Money Raising:
Covega gets $10M $$
People & Moves:
Chief Operating Officer at Sprint Nextel is done [resigned]
Same goes for Chief Technology Officer at AOL [resigned]
Saks loses its chief too [resigned]
Felix G. Rohatyn is still alive and now working at Lehman [upgrade]
Wachovia Securities names Mary Mack president of the brokerage firm’s investment-services group [upgrade]
Hedge fund buys into Gateway with hopes to replace replacement management [Corporate Governance]
Young Asians making money [Asia]
Barclays sets up trading desks in NYC and London [Traders]
Jefferies joins the Dubai International Financial Exchange. [Exchanges]