DealBook, The Abridged Version (9.27.06)

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Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries:
Kirk Kerkorian resumes back in court on Dailmer-Chrystler merger [legal]
GM wants billions from Renault-Nissan as price of alliance [legal]
Bioval demanded a Bank of America analyst be punished for “sell” rating [legal]
SEC tells lawmakers it is concerned about insider trading at hedge funds [legal]
H-P’s investigators made many attempts to get director George Keyworth’s cell phone records [legal]
Judge excludes AMD’s foreign commerce claims in suit against Intel [legal]
Citigroup trader pleads guilty [legal]
SEC investigating Pirate Capital [legal]
Mutual fund manager sued by AG Spitzer over trades [legal]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
Germans raise bid for Spanish utility following counter-offer
Warner Music + EMI:?
Volkswagon tells MAN to drop its id for Scania
Lions Gate hostile bid for Image Entertainment getting nasty
Vivendi Universal and Deutsche Telekom still fighting for control of Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa, a Polish mobile operator
Barrick still chasing Novagold
Woolworth picks up 10% of Warehouse Group
For Sale/ LBOs/ Going Private/ Auctions/ Offerings:
Danaher may join bidding for Vision Systems [Auction]
Crow Holdings sells$2.2 billion of its properties to G.E. Real Estate. [Sold]
Millenium wins Anormed auction [Sold]
Aer Lingus prices IPO [IPO]
Money Raising:
Intel commits $40M to Chinese startup [$$]
Goldman pours $18M into GridPoint’s $21M funding round [$$]
People & Moves:
Australian pols call for ouster of Telestra chief following a dispute between the government and company [CEO]
Shaper Image CEO tossed overboard [CEO]
Third Point calls for oust of Nabi Biopharmaceuticals Chief Executive Thomas McLain [CEO]
Miscellaneous:
Citigroup tops league tables for European deal; Goldman slides to second place [League tables]
Citigroup also tops league tables for capital markets and bond bookrunning [League tables]
KKR set to announce biggest buyout fund ever [Private equity]
LBO flood lifts cost of borrowing in Australia [LBO]
Wall Street bigs plan electronic trading platform for big block trades [Trading]
New York City’s Economic Development Corporation hires McKinsey & Company to compare the strengths and weaknesses of NYC and Londong’s financial service sectors [IPOs]

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