Premerger notification waiting periods; early terminations,

 
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[Federal Register: March 7, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 44)]

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From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

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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

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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--01/31/2006

20060466........................... Liberty Media

Provide Commerce, Inc. Provide Commerce, Inc. Corporation. 20060492........................... Macquarie Bank Limited The Baldwin County The Baldwin County Bridge Bridge Company, LLC. Company, LLC. 20060497........................... J.H. Whitney VI, L.P.. AECOM Technology

AECON Technology Corporation.

Corporation. 20060501........................... Macquarie Bank Limited Smarte Carte

Smarte Carte Corporation. Corporation. 20060513........................... AmerisourceBergen American Capital

Network for Medical Corporation.

Strategies, Ltd.

Communications & Research, LLC. 20060519........................... Google, Inc........... dMarc Broadcasting, dMarc Broadcasting, Inc. Inc. 20060523........................... Long Point Capital Steve W. Fowler....... Commerical Grading, Inc. Fund II, L.P. 20060524........................... Jabil Circuit, Inc.... Celetronix

Celetronix International, International, Ltd. Ltd. 20060526........................... Apax Europe VI-A, L.P. Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger Corporation. Corporation. 20060527........................... JAKKS Pacific, Inc.... Geoffrey R. Greenberg. Creative Designs International, Ltd. 20060533........................... LS Power Equity

Duke Energy

Casco Bay Energy Company, Partners, L.P.

Corporation.

LLC, Duke Bridgeport Energy, LLC, Duke Energy Arlington Valley, LLC, Duke Energy Mohave, LLC, Duke Energy Morro Bay, LLC, Duke Energy Moss Landing, LLC, Duke Energy Mulberry, LLC, Duke Energy Oakland, LLC, Duke Energy South Bay, LLC.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--02/01/2006

20051001........................... Comcast Corporation... Adelphia

Adelphia Communications Communications

Corporation. Corporation. 20051002........................... Comcast Corporation... Time Warner, Inc...... Cable Holdco Exchange III, LLC, Cable Holdco Exchange II, LLC, Cable Holdco Exchange I, LLC, Cable Holdco Exchange IV, LLC, Cable Holdco Exchange VI, LLC, Cable Holdco Exchange V, LLC, Cable Holdco III, LLC, Cable Holdco II, Inc., Cable Holdco Inc. 20051003........................... Time Warner, Inc...... Comcast Corporation... CAC Exchange I, LLC, CAC Exchange II, LLC, C AP Exchange I, LLC, C-Native Exchange III Trust, C- Native Exchange II Trust, C-Native Exchange I, LLC. 20051004........................... Time Warner, Inc...... Adelphia

Adelphia Communications Communications

Corporation, a debtor-in- Corporation, a debtor- possession. in-possession. 20060372........................... Hasbro, Inc........... Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Characters, Inc. Inc. 20060478........................... Cintas Corporation.... Van Dyne-Crotty, Inc.. VDC Dyne-Crotty, Inc., VDC Rental LLC. 20060481........................... Allied Capital

ChemPro, Inc.......... ChemPro, Inc. Corporation. 20060493........................... EQT IV No. 1 L.P...... DaimlerChrysler AG.... MTU Detroit Diesel UK Ltd., MTU Drive Shafts LLC, MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH, MTU South Africa (Pty.) Ltd. 20060496........................... Quad-C Partners VI, CFC International, Inc CFC International, Inc. L.P. 20060506........................... WestView Capital

Maurice J. Cunniffe... Radiac Abrasives, Inc. Partners, L.P. 20060509........................... Bain Capital Integral Texas Instruments Texas Instruments Investors, LLC.

Incorporated.

(Changzhou) Co., Ltd., Texas Instruments (China) Company Limited, Texas Instruments de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V., Texas Instruments Electronicos do Brasil Ltda., Texas Instruments Holland B.V., Texas Instruments Hong Kong Limited, Texas Instruments Italia S.p.A., Texas Instruments Japan Limited, Texas Instruments Korea Limited, Texas Instruments Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Texas Instruments Semiconductor Tech. (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. 20060534........................... Paul Tudor Jones II... Pegasus Solutions, Pegasus Solutions, Inc. Inc.. 20060535........................... GGC Investments II Datastream Systems, Datastream Systems, Inc. (BVI), L.P.

Inc.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--02/02/2006

20060440........................... Darling International National By-Products, National By-Products, LLC. Inc.

LLC.

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20060485........................... Becton Dickinson and GeneOhm Sciences, Inc. GeneOhm Sciences, Inc. Company. 20060517........................... Calix Networks, Inc... Optical Solutions, Inc Optical Solutions, Inc. 20060528........................... Allscripts Healthcare A4 Health Systems, Inc A4 Health Systems, Inc. Solutions, Inc.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--02/03/2006

20060470........................... SES Global S.A........ New Skies Satellites New Skies Satellites Holdings Ltd.

Holdings Ltd. 20060477........................... Sprint Nextel

Nextel Partners, Inc.. Nextel Partners, Inc. Corporation.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--02/06/2006

20060104........................... Blackboard Inc........ WebCT, Inc............ WebCT, Inc. 20060536........................... Chesapeake Energy Martex Drilling

Martex Drilling Company, Corporation.

Company, L.L.P.

L.L.P. 20060537........................... Aban Lloyd Chiles Transocean Inc........ Transocean Holdings Inc. Offshore, Ltd. 20060538........................... Ronald E. Silva....... Beverly Enterprises, Beverly Enterprises, Inc. Inc. 20060546........................... Dubai Holding LLC..... Doncasters Group

Doncasters Group Limited. Limited. 20060549........................... Trevor Lloyd.......... Richard L. Jackson.... Surgical Information Systems, LLC. 20060558........................... Deutsche Post AG...... Seapac, Inc........... Seapac, Inc. 20060559........................... Nautic Partners V, L.P Frederick J. Curtis, Curtis Industries Holdings, Jr.

LLC, Curtis Industries, LLC. 20060571........................... UniCredito Italiano Emad A. Zirkry........ Vanderbilt Capital SpA.

Advisors, LLC. 20060582........................... Berkshire Hathaway Inc Scottish Power plc.... PacifiCorp. 20060585........................... NetLogic Microsystems, Cypress Semiconductor Lara Networks, Inc. Inc.

Corporation. 20060586........................... Knight Capital Group, FX Investment

Hotspot FX, Inc. Inc.

Settlement.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--02/07/2006

20060543........................... Arcelor S.A........... Dofasco Inc........... Dofasco Inc. 20060547........................... Koninklijke Philips Lifeline Systems, Inc. Lifeline Systems, Inc. Electronic N.V. 20060572........................... Community Health

Victory Health

Victory Ambulatory Systems, Inc.

Services.

Services, Victory Care Centers, Victory Memorial Hospital, Vista Health-- Saint Theresa Medical Center. 20060574........................... Nautic Partners V, L.P H.I.G. Capital

WRI Acquisition, Inc. Partners III, L.P. 20060577........................... The Home Depot, Inc... Cox Lumber Co......... Cox Lumber Co. 20060593........................... 1947 Limited

Regis Corporation..... Regis Corporation. Partnership.

TRANSACTION GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--02/08/2006

20060555........................... Duquesne Light

Pepco Holdings, Inc... Atlantic City Electric Holdings, Inc.

Company.

TRANSACTION GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--02/09/2006

20060483........................... U.S. Bancorp.......... First Horizon National First Horizon Merchant Corporation.

Services, Inc, Global Card Services, Inc. 20060507........................... UnitedHealth Group Deere & Company....... John Deere Health Care, Incorporated.

Inc. 20060514........................... Applera Corporation... Ambion, Inc........... Ambion, Inc. 20060560........................... Health Management Ascension Health...... St. Joseph Hospital, Associates, Inc.

Augusta, Georgia, Inc, St. Joseph M.O.B., L.P., St. Joseph Ventures, Inc. 20060562........................... The Black & Decker Vector Products, Inc.. Vector Products, Inc. Corporation. 20060576........................... Community Health

Via Christi Health Via Christi Oklahoma Systems, Inc.

System, Inc.

Regional Medical Center- Ponca City, Inc. 20060595........................... Regis Corporation..... Alberto-Culver Company Sally Holdings, Inc.

TRANSACTION GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--02/10/2006

20060510........................... Mr. Ralph Esmerian.... Fred Leighton and Fred Leighton, LLC, Fred Glorya Leighton.

Leighton, Ltd. 20060594........................... Genworth Financial, Randall Ray Baskin.... American Continental Inc.

Insurance Company, Continental Insurances Service, Inc., Continental Life Insurance Company of Brentwood, Tennessee. 20060597........................... Bain Capital Integral Burlington Coat

Burlington Coat Factory Investors, LLC.

Factory Warehouse Warehouse Corporation. Corporation. 20060599........................... Natural Gas Partners Duke Energy

Duke Energy Field Services, VIII, L.P.

Corporation.

L.P. 20060600........................... Natural Gas Partners ConocoPhillips........ Duke Energy Field Services, VIII, L.P.

LP. 20060609........................... Central Garden & Pet Charles B. Duff....... Farnam Companies, Inc., Company.

Farnam Realty, Inc.

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TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--02/14/2006

20060606........................... Banco Santander

Wells Fargo & Company. Island Finance Puerto Rico, Central Hispano, S.A.

Inc., Island Finance Sales Finance Corporation, Island Insurance Corporation.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--02/15/2006

20060556........................... Icahn Partners L.P.... Time Warner, Inc...... Time Warner, Inc. 20060625........................... Summit Ventures VI-A, Richard A. Chaifetz... ConfidentialSource, Inc., L.P.

Comprehensive Behavioral Services, Inc., Comprehensive Psychological Centers, P.C., ComPsych Employee Assistance Programs, Inc., ComPsych International, Inc., ComPsych Japan, Inc., ComPsych Management Corporation, ComPsych Preferred Provider Administrators, Inc., ComPsych TPA, Inc., FinancialPoint Corporation, FMLA Source, Inc., LawPoint Corporation, NBM, Inc.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--02/16/2006

20060615........................... Tracy W. Krohn........ Kerr Mc-Gee

Kerr Mc-Gee Oil & Gas Corporation.

(Shelf) LLC.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--02/17/2006

20060565........................... Dana Corporation...... DESC S.A. de C.V...... Autometales, S.A. de C.V., Cardanes, S.A. de C.V., Corporacion Inmobillaria de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., DirecSpicer, S.A. de C.V., Ejes Tractivos, S.A. de C.V., Engranes Conicos, S.A. de C.V., Forjas Spicer, S.A. de C.V., Spicer Servicios, S.A. de C.V. 20060618........................... Sagittarius Brands, Kevin & Patricia

Kerry Foods International, Inc.

Moriarty.

Inc. 20060620........................... Charlesbank Equity Homes Acres Building Home Acres Building Supply Fund VI, Limited

Supply Co.

Co. Partnership. 20060626........................... De Agostini S.p.A..... GTECH Holdings

GTECH Holdings Corporation. Corporation. 20060627........................... F & H Acquisition Corp Fox & Hound Restaurant Fox & Hound Restaurant Group.

Group. 20060636........................... Black Bear Offshore Telik, Inc............ Telik, Inc. Master Fund, L.P. 20060648........................... Welsh, Carson,

Verizon

Caribe Information Anderson & Stowe X, Communications, Inc. Investments Incorporated. L.P. 20060653........................... Gary and Mary E. West. Intrado, Inc.......... Intrado, 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. 06-2116 Filed 3-6-06; 8:45 am]

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