Dealbook, The Abridged Version (08.30.06)

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Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries:
Korean investigation into Lone Star Funds may delay sale of Kookmin Bank [legal]
Google chief executive joins Apple board [legal]
Home Depot adopts majority election for all directors [legal]
YouTube gives whistleblower a forum [legal]
Novell begins internal options grant investigation [backdating]
Feds investigating trading in oil and gasoline markets [investigation]
Johnson & Johnson wins antitrust suit [legal]
Progress Software restating previous financial results because of errors in stock-based compensation [legal]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
That big exchange mergers may be heading for trouble heading for trouble
Fosters pleads ignorance of takeover proposals
Russian state bank picks up stake in Airbus parent
Glencore, the Swiss commodities trading group getting in on the Rusal-Sual aluminum merger
Viacom buying remaining shares of MTV Japan
Wal-Mart Japan’s Aeon make eyes at Daiei from Marubeni
For Sale/ LBOs/ Going Private/ Auctions/ Offerings:
Metropolitan Life puts Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village on the auction block [Auction]AOL’s German unit [For sale]
R.R. Donnelley & Sons deal in trouble? [Going private]
QLT says no to buy-out offer [Buyout?]
Two buyout firms team up to take Cheddar’s [Sold]
Money Raising:
Playphone gets $9.1M$
Groxis takes $4M$
iTaggit tags $1.04M$
Tom Cruise gets first funding for film projects$$
Miscellaneous:
CBS’s Les Moonves and Viacom chief Tom Freston readying for fight [Private Equity]
Energy deals keep on keeping on despite lower oil prices [Energy]
Mergers still main exit strategy for Private Equity [Private Equity]
European buyouts surge while UK deals decline [Buy outs]

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