Dealbook, The Abridged Version (08.23.06)

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Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries:
Senate Finance Committee chair Charles Grassley lashes out at the SEC in re: Pequot Capital [legal]
Yukos exec says charges stem from politics not law [legal]
Shareholder suit against IMAX [legal]
Backdating investigation hurting US prosecutors summer vacation plans [legal]
USC sues hospital operator [legal]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
Sony Pictures Entertainment + Grouper.com
Ashton Mining + Stornoway Diamond
For Sale/ LBOs/ Going Private/ Auctions/ Offerings:
Gateway’s retail operations [For sale?]
BMG [For sale]
Mall-maker Mills [For Sale]
Tourneau [For Sale]
I saw this thing on ITV the other day [For Sale]
Something Dutch [For Sale]
Russian aluminum companies [IPO]
BHP Billiton buying back $3M of shares [Buy back]
Asian stuff is all junk [Debt]
Commonwealth Edison’s $300 million offering [Offering]
Weyerhaeuser [Buy out?]
Money Raising:
Adams Aircraft scoops up $93M $$
Venture capital responds to email from Rwanda ??
CircleLending nabs $10M $$
People & Moves:
Frank Quattrone you are a star [comeback]
Tom Cruise is a star too, and looking for hedge fund money to help him shine [weirdo]
Fired trader shoots himself in Credit Suisse [downgrade]
Evercore hating on Felix Rohatyn [bad blood]
Miscellaneous:
Someone who hasn’t read DealBreaker’s Buffett coverage, obvs [Charity]

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