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Dealbook, The Abridged Version (08.28.06)

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The M&A boom creates opportunities for insider trading. Not surprisingly some people may be seeing these opportunities and taking them. [insider trading]
NovaGold files another suit against Barrick in attempt to fight off hostile bid through the courts [legal]
Merger talks between Chicago exchanges lead to lawsuit [legal]
Adelphia creditors ask court to liquidate company [legal]
Prudential may settle mutual fund inquiry [legal]
SEC may file suit against compensation committee for options timing [backdating]
Where in the world is Kobi Alexander? [legal]
Calls for restrictions on foreign companies listing on London exchanges [exchanges]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
Healthways + LifeMasters: ?
Unilever selling frozen foods unit to Permira
For Sale/ LBOs/ Going Private/ Auctions/ Offerings:
Bally’s [For Sale?]
Kinder Morgan looks like a done deal[Sold]
Aer Lingus [IPO]

China Blue plans for $400M offering [Offering]
Money Raising:
Zend gets $20M $$
Magen raises $15M $$
Octagon Research raises $10M $$
People & Moves:
Lenovo poaches fourth Dell executive [upgrade]
University of Pittsburgh interviewing professors for Ken Lay chair in economcis [academia]
Rubin’s resignation sparks questions of plans at Ford [resigned
Carl Icahn and Warren Lichtenstein ended an alliance as shareholders of South Korea’s biggest tobacco company [Smokes]
Bank of America’s private equity fund [Private Equity]