Dealbook, The Abridged Version (08.24.06)

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Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries:
Quattrone vindication pays-off in more than just freedom [legal]
Hedge fund private investigator tracks down Kobi Alexander [wanted]
Icahn reaches deal with ImClone to avoid proxy context [legal]
Apple and Creative Technology reach patent settlement [legal]
Delay in Rambus suit sparks hopes of settlment [legal]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
Code Hennessy & Simmons + Kranson Industries
China Construction Bank + Bank of America (Asia)
Western Gas Resources + Anadarko
Teck Cominco + Falconbridge.
Capital One + Financial North Fork
For Sale/ LBOs/ Going Private/ Auctions/ Offerings:
TNT sells to Apollo [Sold]
Tower Records founder may buy company out of bankruptcy [For sale]
Aer Lingus [IPO]
Kinder Morgan [Offering]
BofA prices credit card notes [Offering]
Biggest public US real estate firm planning major sale [For Sale]
Everyone doing online video [For Sale]
Money Raising:
Kemia refills for $31M $$
Say Ablynx backward and it will disappear (but for now it’s raised $51.2M) $$
People & Moves:
Oh My God! They killed Ronald McDonald [downgrade]
David L. Calhoun, a vice chairman at General headed to chairman and chief executive spot at [upgrade]
JP Morgan Chase’s Luis Paz-Galindo goes to Ospraie Management [upgrade]

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Miscellaneous:
Now Ford is looking for ‘alliances’ [ Autos]
Viacom’s very public divorce from Tom Cruise has tongues a-waggin’ in tinsel town [ Hollywood]
French start-up NetVibes takes aim at Google and Yahoo [ Search]
Opinions differ on Gateway buyout bid [ Buy out]

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