DealBook, The Abridged Version (9.15.06)

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Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries:
Court denies NovaGold Resources‘ request for an injunction to block hostile takeover by Barrick Gold [legal]
IRS document may undermine case against KPMG [legal]
Grasso judge won’t go [legal]
Ricardo Salinas Pliego settles with SEC in first SOX case against foreign company [legal]
Air America denies bankruptcy looms [legal]
Guidant settles fraud lawsuit [legal]
A former head of BAWAG arrested by French authorities on fraud charges [legal]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities kills Exelon + Public Service Enterprise Group
Vornado Realty Trust scooping up 44 previously closed Toys “R” Us stores
CCMP Capital Advisors + Generac Power Systems
MAN + Scania:?
ICE + New York Board of Trade:?
For Sale/ LBOs/ Going Private/ Auctions/ Offerings:
Bidding climbs even higher U.S. for Australia’s Vision Systems [Auction]
Premier drops out of United Biscuits auction [Auction]
Ford delaying asset sales [For sale]
Doughty Hanson plans IPO of private equity fund [For sale]
People & Moves:
AOL’s Ted Leonsis leaving by year’s end [Resigned]
Miscellaneous:
Assassination of central banker prompts examination of Russian business [Russia]
HPs very own spying unit [Pretexting]
Being a super-lawyer in New Jersey may be a problem [Lawyers]
Trouble in radioland [Radio]
Tribune and Chandler family may unwind partnerships [Newspapers]
MBAs everywhere [MBA]
Bank lending crowding out private placements [Banks]

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