DealBook, The Abridged Version (10.25.06)

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Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation:
Euopean judge calls for creation of merger court [legal]
French Senate approves merger plans for Gaz de France [legal]
The Chicago Board of Trade choses Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw over Jenner & Block for exchange merger [legal]
British law almost nixed Berkshire Hathaway-Lloyds deal [legal]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
Harrah’s + London Clubs: ?
Dubai Energy + Premier Oil: ?
Barrick Gold + NovaGold Resources: ?
Connetics + Stiefel Laboratories
Bellsouth + AT&T
Microsemi + PowerDsine
Mobius Pictures + ThinkFilm
BT Group + Counterpane Internet Security
For Sale/ LBOs/ Going Private/ Auctions/ Offerings:
Will Jack Welch buy the Boston Globe? [For Sale?]
U.S. insurance arm of Credit Suisse Group’s Winterthur [For Sale]
Digg [For Sale?]
Miscellaneous:
Financing glitch threatened Tata merger until Credit Suisse came to the rescue [Lending]
Goldman’s fulcrum investing [Distressed debt]

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