Dealbook, The Abridged Version (09.05.06)

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Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries:
Jailed Bank of China managers say they are victims of a cover-up by the Chinese government [legal]
Madison Keats sued by employee claiming it runs a “financial scam” [legal]
NASD investigating the resurgence of blank-check IPOs [investigation]
Shareholder derivative claims for backdating companies [backdating]
Trial of Japan’s Takafumi Horie begins [trial]
Justice department to fight Dana Corporation bankruptcy retention bonus for executives [bankruptcy]
Canadian court tightening grip on Conrad Black’s spending [legal]
Should management buyouts be illegal? [legal]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
NASDAQ considering hostile bid London exchange
Compagnie Generale de Geophysique + Veritas DGC
Nippon Steel+ South Korea’s Posco: ?
Alcatel + Lucent: ?
Wesfarmer, Australia’s biggest home improvement retailer+ insurance broker and underwriter OAMPS
For Sale/ LBOs/ Going Private/ Auctions/ Offerings:
BGM final bids in the works [For sale]
Italian government mulling sales of state-owned property and stakes in companies [For sale]
SunGard Data Systems and Fiserv consider bids for UK’s Misys [For sale]
76ers [For sale]
Phelps Dodge kills Inco bid [For sale]
Money Raising:
The alternative energy start-up Cilion harvests $160 million in funding $$$
People & Moves:
Does Freston’s departure signal big moves at Viacom [CEO]
Miscellaneous:
Lots of rumors about Time Warner [Rumors]
Scotia Capital sat out Canadian mining deal frenzy [Canada]
Flotation of one of Britain’s biggest gym chains will begin following merger of Virgin Active and Holmes Place [Fitness]
Wiki investments [Web 2.0]
Boston developer John B. Hynes III and financial services company Morgan Stanley on Friday bought 23 acres of South Boston Waterfront land from News Corporation [Real Estate]

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