DealBook, The Abridged Version (11.13.06)

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Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation:
Kinder Morgan takeover faces backdating inquiry [Legal]
Backdating claims another executive: KB Home chief steps down [Backdating]
Chiefs who stay on the payroll after backdating ousters [Backdating]
Short sellers better on regulation of multi-level marketing [Backdating]
European banks may be hiding underfunded pension obligations [Pensions]
Swiss banks cut ties with Cuba [Cuba]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
Tata Steal + Corus: ?
Dubai International Capital in talks to buy shares in EADS
Bank of America + KeyCorp: ?
CB Richard Ellis Group + Trammell Crow
For Sale/ LBOs/ Going Private/ Auctions/ Offerings:
Scottish Re may not be able to arrange sale [For sale]
AMEC gets buyout offer from mystery bidder [For Sale]
Maurice R. Greenberg, former AIG chief, considers Tribune bid [For sale]
Taj Hotels buying Boston Ritz-Carlton [Sold]
Bids for Six Flags assets are low [For sale]
Sprint Nextel may be buyout target For sale?]
Eddie Bauer agrees to be sold to private equity firms Sun Capital Partners and Golden Gate Capital [Sold]
Money Raising:
Mascona raises $30M [$$]
Valhalla partners closes $260M venture capital fund [Venture Capital]
People & Moves:
Deutsche Telecom chief steps down [CEO]
Miscellaneous:
The coming wave of corporate bankruptcy filings [Bankruptcy]
News Corp. looks for Chinese MySpace partner [China]
When activist funds become involved, companies see profits drop, debt increased, assets steady, while stock rises [Hedge Funds]
Children’s Investment Fund profiled [Hedge Funds]
London Stock Exchange outperforming NYSE on IPOs [Exchanges]
Merrill Lynch looking for new HQ [HQ]

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