Premerger notification waiting periods; early terminations,

 
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[Federal Register: July 12, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 133)]

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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--06/06/2006

20061120............................. Pardus European Special Visteon Corp........... Visteon Corp. Opportunities master Fund L.P. 20061139............................. Ray Investment S.a.r.l. Morris B. Cartin....... Capitol Light and Supply Company 20061150............................. American Financial Ceres Group, Inc....... Ceres Group, Inc. Group, Inc. 20061155............................. Lindsay Goldberg & FSB Holdings, Inc...... FSB Hildings, Inc. Bessemer L.P. 20061162............................. Golden Oval Eggs, LLC.. Land O'Lakes, Inc...... Culter at Abbeville, LLC, Hi Point Industries, LLC, L&W Egg Products, Inc., MoArk Egg Corporation, MoArk, LLC, Norco Ranch, Inc. 20061166............................. ST Holdings, Inc....... Nautic Partners V, L.P. Contec, LLC 20061175............................. Liberty Media

Howard Jonas........... IDT Media, LLC, c/o IDT Corporation.

Corporation 20061181............................. MPM Equity LLC......... KKR European Fund, MPM Luxembourg 2 (c) Limited Partnership. S.a.r.l.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--06/07/2006

20060469............................. General Dynamics

Anteon International Anteon International Corporation.

Corporation.

Corporation 20061063............................. Alcatel................ Lucent Technologies Inc Lucent Technologies Inc. 20061086............................. The Day & Zimmerman Dennis McLaughlin...... Atlantic Enterprises I, Group, Inc.

LLC, Atlantic Government Services, LLC, Atlantic Services, Inc., Chesapeake Civil Services, Inc. 20061136............................. TPG Partners V, L.P.... Smurfit-Stone Container Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation.

Corporation 20061173............................. Shidax Corporation..... Fortunato N. Valenti... Resturant Hospitality, LLC 20061184............................. Plains Exploration & Stone Energy

Stone Energy Production Company. Corporation.

Corporation 20061189............................. J. Joe Ricketts........ TD Ameritrade Holding TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation.

Corporation

Transactions Granted Early Termination--06/08/2006

20061073............................. America Telecom, S.A. Verizon Communications Telecommunicaciones de de C.V.

Inc.

Puerto Rico, Inc. 20061147............................. Caterpillar Inc........ JPMorgan Chase & Co.... Progress Rail Services, Inc. 20061167............................. MxEnergy Holdings Inc.. Royal Dutch Shell plc.. Shell Energy Services Company, L.L.C. 20061177............................. OCM Opportunities Fund Richard S. Wiley....... Pegasus Aviation V, L.P.

Finance Company 20061182............................. Federal Services

Delmar J. Lewis........ Advanced Technology Acquisition

Systems, Inc. Corporation. 20061185............................. Mr. Sidney Kitson...... Babcock Florida Company Babcock Florida Company

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Transactions Granted Early Termination--06/09/2006

20061174............................. First Avenue Networks, FiberTower Corporation. FiberTower Corporation Inc. 20061178............................. OCM Principal

Richard S. Wiley....... Pegasus Aviation Opportunities Fund

Finance Company III, L.P. 20061199............................. Francois Pinault....... The Sportsman's Guide, The Sportsman's Guide, Inc.

Inc. 20061207............................. Harron Sharing

Eastern Connecticut Eastern Connecticut Partners, L.P.

Cable Television, Inc. Cable Television, Inc. 20061211............................. Bradford L. Honigfeld.. Main Street Restaurant Main Street Restaurant Group, Inc.

Group, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--06/12/2006

20061102............................. Aveta Inc.............. BER Health Partners BER Health Partners Group, Inc.

Group, Inc. 20061127............................. D. Stephen Sorensen and RemedyTemp, Inc........ RemedyTemp, Inc. Shannon P. Sorensen. 20061135............................. Wienerberger AG........ F. George Robinson, Jr. Robinson Brick Company 20061168............................. Interline Brands, Inc.. Golder, Thoma, Cressey, AmSan, LLC Rauner Fund V, L.P. 20061205............................. FR X Onshore, L.P...... Noble Energy, Inc...... Noble Energy, Inc. 20061208............................. The Guardian Life

RS Investment

RS Investment Insurance Company of Management Co. LLC. Management Co. LLC America.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--06/13/2006

20061151............................. Petroleo Brasileiro Albert Frere........... Pasadena Refining S.A.--Petrobras.

System, Inc. 20061176............................. Philadelphia Media The McClatchy Company.. Circom Corporation, Holdings, LLC.

Consumer and Community Publishing, Inc., Job Fair Ventures, Inc., KR Video, Inc., Marketplace Advertising, Inc., Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc., Philadelphia Online, Inc., Phillytech, Inc., ProMedia Publishing Company 20061219............................. Charys Holding Company, Troy Crochet........... Crochet & Borel Inc.

Services, Inc., d/b/a/ C & B Services, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--06/14/2006

20061126............................. Teck Cominco Limited... Inco Limited........... Inco Limited 20061194............................. Deseret Management Jeffrey H. Smulyan..... Emmis Radio License, Corporation.

LLC, Emmis Radio, LLC 20061214............................. NextWave Wireless LLC.. WCS Wireless, Inc...... WCS Wireless, Inc. 20061220............................. GGC Investments II SSA Global

SSA Global (BVI), L.P.

Technologies, Inc. Technologies, Inc. 20061224............................. Wilton Re Holdings The Charles A. Sammons North American Company Limited.

1987 Charitable

for Life and Health Remainder Trust 2.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--06/15/2006

20060792............................. Dr. August Oetker KG... Mr. Sergey Generalov... FESCO Agencies N.A., Inc., FESCO Lines Australia Pty Limited, FESCO Lines Hong Kong Limited, FESCO Lines New Zealand Limited, FESCO Ocean Management Limited, Pacific Conlease Company Limited, Premiere Cliff Shipping Company 20061164............................. U.S. Concrete, Inc..... Atlas Concrete, Inc.... Alberta Investments, Inc., Alliance Haulers, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--06/16/2006

20061158............................. Omron Corporation...... Anthony R. Lazzara..... Scientific Technologies Incorporated, Scientific Technology Incorporated 20061170............................. Schmolz + Bickenbach KG Arcelor SA............. Ugitech SA 20061190............................. AmSafe Partners, Inc... Goodrich Corporation... AMI Industries, Inc., Walbar Inc. 20061191............................. Kelso Investment

Electrical Wholesalers, Electrical Wholesalers, Associates VII, L.P. Inc.

Inc. 20061193............................. ITOCHU Corporation..... Komatsu Ltd............ FMC Rents, Inc., Furnival Machinery Company 20061200............................. Apollo Investment Fund Carlyle Partners III, RBS Global Inc. VI, L.P.

L.P. 20061202............................. Johannes Karcher....... Heritage Fund II, L.P.. Castle Rock Industries, Inc. 20061203............................. Suzanne Zimmermann von Heritage Fund II, L.P.. Castle Rock Industries, Siefart.

Inc. 20061227............................. Thoma Cressey Fund Prospect Partners, L.P. Remuda Ranch Holding VIII, L.P.

Company 20061230............................. Odyssey Investment Eventide Risk

Eventide Risk Partners Fund III, LP. Management LLC.

Management LLC

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20061231............................. Walgreen Co............ Alan B. Levin.......... Happy Harry's Discount Drug Stores, Inc. 20061233............................. Century Park Capital John Ellison, Jr....... Specialty Manufacturing Partners II, L.P.

Company 20061234............................. WLR Recovery Fund III, Montpelier Re Holdings Montpelier Re Holdings L.P.

Ltd.

Ltd. 20061236............................. SkyTerra

Mobile Satellite

Mobile Satellite Communications, Inc. Ventures, L.P.

Ventures, L.P. 20061240............................. Welsh, Carson, Anderson Mobile Services Group, Mobile Services Group, & Stowe X, L.P.

Inc.

Inc. 20061242............................. Carl C. Icahn.......... Vector Group Ltd....... Vector Group Ltd. 20061244............................. Leeds Equity Partners Education Management Education Management IV, L.P.

Corporation.

Corporation 20061257............................. SPI Petroleum LLC...... Pecos, Inc............. Pecos, Inc. 20061258............................. Genstar Capital

Fort Dearborn Company.. Fort Dearborn Company Partners IV, LP. 20061259............................. Tom T. Gores........... Almendral S.A.......... Americatel Corporation

Transactions Granted Early Termination--06/19/2006

20061238............................. McCormick & Company, Seth Jacobson.......... Epicurean Incorporated.

International, Inc., Simply Asia, LLC

Transactions Granted Early Termination--06/21/2006

20061159............................. Kelso Investments

Bradley J. Hausfeld.... Auto Disposal Systems Associates VII, L.P.

Inc. 20061160............................. Kelso Investments

Thomas L. Hausfeld..... Auto Disposal Systems Associates VII, L.P.

Inc. 20061179............................. ASSA ABLOY AB.......... Fargo Electronics, Inc. Fargo Electronics, Inc. 20061201............................. Romesh Wadhwani........ Hummingbird Ltd........ Hummingbird Ltd. 20061213............................. Dr. med.Lutz Helmig.... Heitkamp-Deilmann- Frontier-Kemper Haniel GmbH.

Constructors Inc. 20061216............................. Enterprise Products Rodney Lewis........... Cerrito Gas Marketing Partners L.P.

Ltd., Cerrito Gathering Company, Ltd., Encinal Gathering, Ltd. 20061218............................. Clear Channel

Deborah and Mark

In-ter-space Services, Communications, Inc. Lieberman.

Inc. 20061243............................. Castle Harlan Partners Bravo Development, Inc. Bravo Development, Inc. IV, L.P. 20061245............................. Bruckmann, Rosser, Bravo Development, Inc. Bravo Development, Inc. Sherrill & Co. II, L.P. 20061250............................. The Nutting Company, Seven Springs Farm, Inc Seven Springs Farm, Inc.

Inc. 20061253............................. Transfield Services Sterling Investment USM Holdings Corp. Limited.

Partners, L.P. 20061255............................. KKR Millennium Fund Flextronics

Avnisoft Corporation, c/ (Overseas), Limited International Ltd. o Flextronics Partnership.

International Ltd. Emuzed, Inc., Flextronics Software Systems Limited, frog design, Inc., One Marina Boulevard, Saras Software Systems Ltd.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--06/22/2006

20061210............................. Harbinger Capital

Haynes International, Haynes International, Partners Offshore Fund Inc.

Inc. I, Ltd. 20061235............................. Flakeboard Company Weyerhaeuser Company... Weyerhaeuser Company Limited. 20061248............................. William J. Yung III.... Casino Queen, Inc...... Casino Queen, Inc. 20061251............................. Herbst Gaming, Inc..... The Sands Regent....... The Sands Regent

Transactions Granted Early Termination--06/23/2006

20061225............................. Psychiatric Solutions, Ronald I. Dozoretz, MD. Alternative Behavioral Inc.

Services, Inc. 20061246............................. New York Life Insurance Robert H. Lyon......... Institutional Capital Company.

Corporation 20061260............................. Nutting 1997 Trust..... The McClatchy Company.. Fort Wayne Newspapers, Inc., New Publishing & Journal Gazette Co., News Publishing Company 20061261............................. Sun Capital Partners Marsh Supermarkets, Inc Marsh Supermarkets, IV, LP.

Inc. 20061263............................. Gannett Co., Inc....... Tribune Company........ WATL, LLC 20061266............................. Nancy Jane Black Marcil The McClatchy Company.. Duluth/Superior Newspapers, LLC 20061267............................. Nancy Jane Black Marcil The McClatchy Company.. Grand Forks Herald, Incorporated 20061268............................. Richard L. Scott....... ThyssenKrupp AG........ ThyssenKrupp Budd Company 20061271............................. SLM Corporation........ Upromise, Inc.......... Upromise, Inc. 20061273............................. NBD Holding Corp....... BondDesk Group LLC..... BondDesk Group LLC 20061275............................. Fuji Photo Film Co., Markem Corporation..... Dimatix, Inc. Ltd. 20061278............................. Francisco Partners, L.P Mr. Erez Goren......... BlueCube Software, Inc. 20061279............................. Welsh, Carson, Anderson Turbo Logistics, Inc... Turbo Logistics, Inc. & Stowe X, L.P. 20061292............................. Bank of America

H.I.G. Recycling, Inc.. TFI Holdings, Inc. Corporation. 20061293............................. Battery Ventures VI L.P Onyx Software

Onyx Software Corporation.

Corporation 20061310............................. JLL Partners Fund V, Ace Cash Express, Inc.. Ace Cash Express, Inc. L.P.

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Transactions Granted Early Termination--06/26/2006

20061196............................. University of Maryland Shore Health System, Shore Health System, Medical System

Inc.

Inc. Corporation. 20061206............................. RIC Coinvestment Fund Brookdale Senior Living Brookdale Senior Living LP.

Inc.

Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--06/27/2006

20060863............................. The McClatchy Company.. Knight-Ridder, Inc..... Knight-Ridder, Inc. 20061217............................. Cedar Fair, L.P........ Mr. Sumner M. Redstone. Paramount Parks Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--06/28/2006

20061277............................. Koninklijke Philips Avent Holdings Limited. Avent Holdings Limited Electronics N.V. 20061294............................. Macquarie Capital

Wind Point Partners V, ASI Holding Corp. Alliance Trust ARSN L.P. 112 638 212. 20061298............................. Alion Science and

General Dynamics

Anteon Corporation Technology Corporation. Corporation. 20061300............................. Ares Corporate

White Energy Partners, White Energy Partners, Opportunities Fund, II LLC.

LLC L.P.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--06/29/2006

20061212............................. Blue Cross and Blue Health Care Service THIN, Inc. Shield of Florida Inc. Corporation. 20061239............................. ADVA AG Optical

Movaz Networks, Inc.... Movaz Networks, Inc. Networking.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--06/26/2006

20061308............................. Taiyo Nippon Sanso John Breslow........... Linweld, Inc., Linweld Corporation.

Manufacturing, Inc.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra M. Peay, Contact Representative or Renee Hallman, Contact Representative, Federal Trade Commission, Premerger Notification Office, Bureau of Competition, Room H-303, Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326-3100.

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

[FR Doc. 06-6135 Filed 7-11-06; 8:45 am]

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