DealBook, The Abridged Version (10.24.06)

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Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation:
Are private equity firms colluding? [legal]
Complaint filed against head of Deutsch Bank [legal]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
AT&T + Bellsouth: Held up by FCC tiebreaker recusal
Royal Dutch Shell + Shell Canada
Aer Lingus + Ryan Air
Developers Diversified Realty + Inland Retail Real Estate Trust
Alliance Atlantis Communications + CanWest Global
Oracle + MetaSolv Software
National Oilwell Varco + NQL Energy Services
For Sale/ LBOs/ Going Private/ Auctions/ Offerings:
Ford asset sale talks prompted by poor earnings [For Sale?]
Marsh & McLennan [For Sale?]
Premier Oil [For Sale]
Macquarie pulls London listing [Offering]
KBW, the parent of the financial-services boutique Keefe, Bruyette & Wood, pushes ahead with IPO plans [Offering]
Goldman pulled down $4 gains on China bank IPO [Offering]
Speaking of that China bank IPO: $22 billion [Offering]
Insurance IPOS [Offering]
Miscellaneous:
Berkshire Hathaway: $100K [Buffett]
Canada wondering why its always the bought and never the buyer [Canada]
Huge investment banking and legal fees from Inco deal [Deal costs]

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