Premanufacture notification waiting periods; early terminations,

 
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[Federal Register: November 30, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 229)]

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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules

Section 7A of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18a, as added by Title II of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, requires persons contemplating certain mergers or acquisitions to give the Federal Trade Commission and the Assistant Attorney General advance notice and to wait designated periods before consummation of such plans. Section 7A(b)(2) of the Act permits the agencies, in individual cases, to terminate this waiting period prior to its expiration and requires that notice of this action be published in the Federal Register.

The following transactions were granted early termination of the waiting period provided by law and the premerger notification rules. The grants were made by the Federal Trade Commission and the Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. Neither agency intends to take any action with respect to these proposed acquisitions during the applicable waiting period.

Trans No.

Acquiring

Acquired

Entities

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/25/2005

20060011......................... Lafarge S.A.............. Hale D. Ritchie......... Application Systems Technology, Inc., Ark River Sand, Inc., Ark River Sand of Oklahoma, Inc., Hesston Ready Mix, Inc., R-Con Corporation, Ritchie Companies, Inc., Ritchie Concrete Paving, Inc., Ritchie Corporation, Ritchie Paving & Construction, Inc., Ritchie Paving, Inc., Ritchie Paving of Oklahoma, Inc., Ritchie Sand, Inc., Tarp Bow Solutions, Inc. 20060021......................... CCMG Holdings, Inc....... Ford Motor Company...... The Hertz Corporation 20060029......................... Plum Creek Timber

Maple Timber Acquisition Escanaba Timber LLC Company, Inc..

LLC. 20060032......................... The Lightyear Fund, L.P.. Code Hennessy & Simmons FTT Holdings, Inc. IV LP. 20060035......................... Wolseley plc............. Harry Jay Seigle & Susan Michael Nicholas Gilbert Seigle.

Carpentry, LLC, Seigle's, Inc. 20060052......................... Hushang Ansary........... Stewart & Stevenson Sierra Detroit Diesel Services, Inc..

Allison, Inc., S&S Trust, Stewart & Stevenson International, Inc., Stewart & Stevenson Petroleum Services, Inc. 20060064......................... Bruckmann, Rosser,

Richard Teasta.......... EZ Lube, Inc. Sherrill & Co. II, L.P.. 20060065......................... Bruckmann, Rosser,

Michael Dobson.......... EZ Lube, Inc. Sherrill & Co. II, L.P.. 20060066......................... John B. Hess............. Amerada Hess Corporation Amerada Hess Corporation.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/26/2005

20060008......................... WLR Recovery Fund III, Malcolm I. Glazer....... Safety Component L.P..

International, Inc. 20060012......................... Lafarge S.A.............. H.T. Ritchie II......... Application Systems Technology, Inc., Ark River Sand, Inc., Ark River Sand of Oklahoma, Inc., Hesston Ready Mix, Inc., R-Con Corporation, Ritchie Companies, Inc., Ritchie Concrete Paving, Inc., Ritchie Corporation, Ritchie Paving & Construction, Inc., Ritchie Paving, Inc., Ritchie Paving of Oklahoma, Inc., Ritchie Sand, Inc., Tarp Bow Solutions, Inc. 20060024......................... AMN Healthcare Services, Joseph E. Hawkins....... The MHA Group, Inc. Inc.. 20060057......................... TCV IV, L.P.............. Redback Networks, Inc... Redback Networks, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/27/2005

20060004......................... Odyssey Investment

Residuary Trust under The Fibre-Metal Products Partners Fund III, L.P. the Will of Charles E. Company. Bowers, Jr.. 20060022......................... DAVA Pharmaceuticals, PLIVA d.d............... Odyssey Pharmaceuticals, Inc..

Inc.

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20060054......................... Chesapeake Energy

Morgan Stanley Dean Columbia Energy Corporation.

Witter Capital Partners Resources, LLC. IV, L.P..

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/28/2005

20051697......................... Millard Drexler.......... J. Crew Group, Inc...... J. Crew Group, Inc. 20060055......................... Code Hennessy & Simmons Sherrill S. Deputy Trust The Godfrey Conveyor IV LP.

Company, Inc. 20060061......................... Hewlett-Packard Company.. Peregrine Systems, Inc.. Peregrine Systems, Inc. 20060073......................... Babcock & Brown Wind Babcock & Brown Limited. Babcock & Brown Wind Partners Limited.

Partners--U.S. LLC, BBPOP Wind Investment 3 LLC. 20060079......................... TA IX L.P................ Intuit Inc.............. Blue Ocean Software, Inc. 20060089......................... TANDBERG Television ASA.. GoldPocket Interactive, GoldPocket Interactive, Inc..

Inc. 20060092......................... Barr Pharmaceuticals, Copper 38OT LLC......... Cooper 38OT LLC. Inc.. 20060097......................... Comverse Technology, Inc. CSG Systems

CSG Americas Holdings, International, Inc.. Inc., CSG Software, Inc., CSG Technology Limited.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/31/2005

20051548......................... The Geo Group, Inc....... Correctional Services Correctional Services Corporation.

Corporation. 20060018......................... Timothy R. Barakett...... Phelps Dodge Corporation Phelps Dodge Corporation. 20060060......................... ArcLight Energy Partners Haddington/Chase Energy Lodi Holdings, L.L.C. Fund II, L.P..

Partners (WHP) LP. 20060067......................... ArcLight Energy Partners ArcLight Energy Parnters Lodi Holdings, L.L.C. Fund II, L.P..

Fund I, L.P.. 20060100......................... China National Chemical CVC European Equity Drakkar Holdings, S.A. Corporation.

Partners II L.P.. 20060101......................... Blackstone Capital

Team Health Holdings, Team Health Holdings, Partners IV L.P..

L.L.C..

L.L.C.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/01/2005

20060023......................... Quad-C Partners VI, L.P.. Sea Gull Holdings, Inc.. Seagull Lighting Products, LLC, Woodco, LLC. 20060094......................... Bain Capital Fund VIII, CRC Health Group, Inc... CRC Health Group, Inc. L.P.. 20060098......................... GGC Investment Fund II, Appleseed's Holdings, Appleseed's Holdings, L.P..

Inc..

Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/02/2005

20050520......................... Johnson & Johnson........ Guidant Corporation..... Guidant Corporation. 20060088......................... Starwood Global

David R. McCoy and Roma Mammoth Mountain Ski Opportunity Fund VII-A, B. McCoy.

Area. L.P..

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/04/2005

20060091......................... John C. Smith, Jr........ Energy Coal Resources, Energy Coal Resources, Inc..

Inc. 20060099......................... General Electric Company. IDX Systems Corporation. IDX Systems Corporation. 20060109......................... Tom L. Ward.............. Chesapeake Energy

Chesapeake Energy Corporation.

Corporation. 20060114......................... KRG Capital Fund III, ATI Holdings, LLC....... ATI Holdings, LLC. L.P.. 20060121......................... Madison Dearborn Capital Reliant Energy, Inc..... Astoria Generating Partners IV, L.P..

Company, L.P., Orion Power Operating Services Astoria, Inc. 20060122......................... livedoor Co., Ltd........ Howie Balter............ Innovation Interactive LLC. 20060124......................... CHS Inc.................. Britz, Inc.............. Britz Fertilizers, Inc. 20060125......................... Land O'Lakes, Inc........ Britz, Inc.............. Britz Fertilizers, Inc. 20060128......................... Sun Capital Partners IV, ShopKo Stores, Inc...... ShopKo Stores, Inc. L.P.. 20060133......................... Eagle 1 Limited.......... ERM Holdings Limited.... ERM Holdings Limited. 20060134......................... O. Bruton Smith.......... Robert Rosenthal........ RRR II, LLC, RRR, LLC.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/07/2005

20060117......................... Financiere Foret S.A..... Sydsvenska Kemi AB...... Sydsvenska Kemi AB.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/08/2005

20060070......................... Ralcorp Holdings, Inc.... Michael G. Campbell..... 421335 British Columbia Ltd. 20060071......................... Ralcorp Holdings, Inc.... Ole Elmer............... 421336 British Columbia Ltd. 20060113......................... Madison Dearborn Capital Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Partners IV, L.P..

Inc..

Inc. 20060139......................... GS Capital Partners V, Triad Hospitals, Inc.... Gulf Coast Hospital, L.P..

L.P., Medical Park Hospital, LLC, Pampa Hospital, L.P.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/09/2005

20060037......................... GMO Forestry Fund 8-B, Cascade Timberlands LLC. Cascade Timberlands L.P..

(Olympic), LLC. 20060116......................... Hunting PLC.............. Gammaloy Holdings, L.P.. Gammaloy Holdings, L.P.

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Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/10/2005

20060069......................... Deutsche Post AG......... Exel plc................ Exel plc. 20060112......................... NRG Energy, Inc.......... Texas Genco LLC......... Texas Genco LLC.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/14/2005

20060130......................... The Scotts Miracle-Gro Gutwein & Co., Inc...... Gutwein & Co., Inc. Company. 20060131......................... Genstar Capital Partners Hal P. Harlan 2004 GRAT Harlan BioProducts for IV, L.P..

II.

Science, Inc., Harlan Sprague Dawley, Inc. 20060136......................... Infocrossing, Inc........ Level 3 Communications, (i)Structure, LLC. Inc.. 20060138......................... Tarnsportation Resource The Bekins Company...... Bekins Worldwide Partners, L.P..

Services, Inc., The Bekins Co. II LLC, The Bekins Company. 20060141......................... The PNC Financial

First Data Corporation.. PNC Merchant Services Services Group, Inc..

Company. 20060146......................... Blackstone Capital

UICI.................... UICI. Partners IV, L.P.. 20060148......................... GS Capital Partners V, UICI.................... UICI. L.P.. 20060150......................... Credit Suisse Group...... UICI.................... UICI. 20060158......................... TSG4 L.P................. Nicholas V. Perricone, Clinical Creations M.D..

International, Inc., N.V. Perricone, M.D., Limited. 20060165......................... M&F Worldwide Corp....... Honeywell International Novar USA Inc. Inc..

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/15/2005

20060142......................... Sports Capital Partners R. Greg Blair........... Escort Holdings Corp. CEV, LLC. 20060145......................... Sports Capital Partners American Capital

Escort Holdings Corp. CEV, LLC.

Strategies, Ltd.. 20060159......................... Massimo Zanetti.......... Sara Lee Corporation.... Quikava, Inc., Sara Lee International B.V., Saramar, LLC. 20060161......................... Onex Partners LP......... Heritage Fund II, L.P... Skilled HealthCare Group, Inc. 20060166......................... Leucadia National

Level 3 Communications, Level 3 Communications, Corporation.

Inc..

Inc. 20060167......................... Level 3 Communications, Leucadia National

WilTel Communications Inc..

Corporation.

Group, LLC. 20060194......................... Man Group plc............ Refco Inc............... Refco Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/16/2005

20051673......................... Cargill, Inc............. RAG AG.................. Degussa Flavors & Fruit Systems do Brasil Ltda, Degussa Food Ingredients, GmbH, Degussa Food Ingredients US, LLC, Maxens GmbH. 20060080......................... Symantec Corporation..... BindView Development BindView Development Corporation.

Corporation. 20060140......................... Platinum Equity Capital RAG AG.................. ESM Group, Inc. Partners, L.P..

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/17/2005

20060090......................... Handleman Company........ Nima Taghavi............ Crave Entertainment Group, Inc. 20060106......................... Fountain Investments, LLC Energy Coal Resources, Energy Coal Resources, Inc..

Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/18/2005

20051050......................... New York Stock Exchange, Archipelago Holdings, Archipelago Holdings, Inc..

Inc..

Inc. 20051051......................... Archipelago Holdings, New York Stock Exchange, New York Exchange, Inc. Inc..

Inc.. 20051657......................... Oracle Corporation....... Siebel Systems, Inc..... Siebel Systems, Inc. 20051658......................... Siebel Systems, Inc...... Oracle Corporation...... Oracle Corporation. 20060010......................... GlaxoSmithKline plc...... ID Biomedical

ID Biomedical Corporation.

Corporation. 20060085......................... Macquarie Industrial DNH International

Dyno Nobel Holdings ASA. Investments Norway AS. S.a.r.l.. 20060093......................... KKR Millennium Fund L.P.. KRG/CMS L.P............. Accellent Inc. 20060132......................... Endeavour Capital Fund Tidewater Holdings, Inc. Tidewater Holdings, Inc. IV, L.P.. 20060135......................... Sentara Healthcare....... Obici Health System, Obici Health System, Inc..

Inc. 20060152......................... Romano Volta and Lucia Littlejohn Fund II, L.P. LJ Scanner Holdings, Fantini.

Inc. 20060153......................... Sydney L. Small.......... Nassau Broadcasting Nassau Broadcasting Partners, L.P..

Partners, L.P. 20060156......................... Harbert Distressed

MS Jewelers Limited Friedman's Inc. Investment Offshore

Partnership. Fund, Ltd.. 20060157......................... Charlesbank Equity Fund Masco Corporation....... Zenith Products VI, Limited Partnership.

Corporation. 20060172......................... Hushang Ansary........... Stewart & Stevenson Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc..

Services, Inc. 20060176......................... Greenbriar Equity Fund, James E. Coles.......... Western Peterbilt Inc., L.P..

Western Truck Parts & Equipment Company LLC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra M. Peay, Contact Representative or Renee Hallman, Contact Representative.

Federal Trade Commission, Premerger Notification Office, Bureau of

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Competition, Room H-303, Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326-3100.

By direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark, Secretary.

[FR Doc. 05-23498 Filed 11-29-05; 8:45 am]

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