Premerger notification waiting periods; early terminations,

 
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[Federal Register: August 24, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 163)]

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[Page 49616-49620]

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 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 Acquiring

Acquired

Entities

Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/11/2005

20051164............................. eBay Inc............... Shopping.com Ltd....... Shopping.com Ltd. 20051166............................. Tenaska Power Fund, L.P Calpine Corporation.... Caloube Construction Finance Company, Calpine Philadelphia, Inc. 20051197............................. Ultra Electronics

Jonathan D. Adams...... Audiopack Technologies, Holdings, plc.

Inc. 20051200............................. James D. Dondero....... Leap Wireless

Leap Wireless International, Inc. International, Inc. 20051225............................. MidCountry Financial Alfa Corporation....... Alfa Financial Corporation.

Corporation. 20051228............................. Wind Hotels Holdings Wyndham International, Wyndham International, Inc.

Inc.

Inc. 20051229............................. Welsh, Carson, Anderson Franck L. Gougeon...... AGA Medical & Stowe IX, L.P.

Corporation. 20051230............................. Triton Acquisition Maytag Corporation..... Maytag Corporation. Holding Co.

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20051233............................. Network Appliance, Inc. Decru, Inc............. Decru, Inc. 20051236............................. Ford Motor Company..... Visteon Corporation.... Newco. 20051237............................. Copano Energy, L.L.C... Precourt Interests, Ltd ScissorTail Energy, LLC. 20051242............................. Mitsubishi Corporation. Calpine Corporation.... Calpine Morris, LLC. 20051246............................. Parametric Technology Arbortext, Inc......... Arbortext, Inc. Corporation. 20051247............................. MCNA Cable Holdings LLC ML Media Companies, Inc Century-ML Cable Venture, a debtor-in- possession. 20051249............................. MCNA Cable Holdings LLC Adelphia Communications Century-ML Cable Corporation, a debtor- Venture, a debtor-in- in-possession.

possession.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/12/2005

20051252............................. New Century Financial Royal Bank of Canada... RBC Mortgage Company. Corporation.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/13/2005

20051203............................. Danaher Corporation.... John W. Spencer and Dental Equipment, LLC. Janelle Spencer. 20051209............................. Computer Associates Niku Corporation....... Niku Corporation. International, Inc. 20051235............................. Mega Bloks Inc......... Rose Art Industries, Rose Art Industries, Inc..

Inc. 20051251............................. Jupitermedia

Jeffrey Burke and

PictureArts Corporation.

Lorraine Triolo.

Corporation. 20051256............................. Shepherd Investments IEG Virtual Studios LLC IEG Virtual Studios International, Ltd.

LLC. 20051285............................. Rudolph Technologies, August Technology

August Technology Inc.

Corporation.

Corporation.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/14/2005

20051224............................. Aetna Inc.............. KRG Capital Fund II, HMS Healthcare, Inc. L.P. 20051244............................. Bushnell Performance Wells Fargo & Company.. Mike's Holding Company. Optics.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/15/2005

20051248............................. V&S Vin Sprit AB....... CL Financial, Ltd...... Cruzan International, Inc. 20051265............................. KRG Capital Fund II, P. Scott Lowery........ Collect America, Ltd. L.P. 20051273............................. Leucadia National

VarTec Telecom, Inc. Excelcom, Inc., Excel Corporation.

(Debtor-in-Possession). Communications Marketing, Inc., Excel Management Service, Inc., Excel Products, Inc., Excel Telecommunications, Inc., Excel Telecommunications of Virginia, Inc., Excel Teleservices, Inc., Telco Communications Group, Inc., Telco Nework Services, Inc., VarTec Business Trust, VarTec Properties, Inc., VarTec Resource Services, Inc., VarTec Solutions, Inc., VarTec Telecom Holding Company, VarTec Telecom International Holding Company, VarTec Telecom of Virginia, Inc. 20051276............................. GUS plc................ Robert L. Brackett..... Credit Data Services. 20051277............................. GUS plc................ Robert B. Chaffiot..... Credit Data Services.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/19/2005

20050702............................. Novartis AG............ Santo Holding AG....... Eon Labs, Inc. 20051068............................. Pearson plc............ Ripplewood Partners, American Guidance L.P.

Service Inc.

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20051205............................. Weatherford

Precision Drilling Daquing Computalog International Ltd. Corporation.

Rainbow Geotechnical Development Corp., Global Employment Corporation, Global SanteFe Asset Holding, Inc., Global SanteFe Desert Rig Holdings Inc., PD Global Employment Corporation, PD International Services Inc., Precision Drilling Service (Netherlands) B.V., Precision Drilling Services (Oman) & Co. LLC, Precision Drilling Services (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Precision Drilling Services (Thailand) Ltd., Precision Drilling Services (UK) Ltd., Precision Energy Services Colombia Ltd., Precision Energy Services Inc. (BVI) Ltd., Richdear Holdings Limited.

20051208............................. Precision Drilling Weatherford

Weatherford Corporation.

International Ltd. International Ltd. 20051259............................. Rufino Vigil Gonzalez.. PAV Republic, Inc...... PAV Republic, Inc. 20051272............................. Carl C. Icahn.......... WestPoint Stevens Inc. J.P. Stevens (Debtor-in-Possession). Enterprises, Inc., WestPoint Stevens Stores Inc. 20051274............................. GUS plc................ Luciano Rammairone..... ClassesUSA.com. 20051275............................. Legg Mason, Inc........ Giovanni Agnelli e Permal Group Ltd. C.S.a.p.as.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/21/2005

20051239............................. International Business Robert Barritz......... Isogon Corporation. Machines Corporation. 20051264............................. Quadrant AG............ Menasha Corporation.... Poly Hi Solidur.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/22/2005

20051271............................. ABN AMRO Holding N.V... UMP-Kymmene Corporation Loparex B.V., Loparex Inc., Loparex Ltd., Loparex Oy. 20051288............................. Schneider Electric SA.. Fremont Partners, L.P., Juno Lighting, Inc. 20051294............................. McKesson Corporation... D&K Healthcare

D&K Healthcare Resources, Inc.

Resources, Inc. 20051298............................. AMIS Holdings, Inc..... Flextronics

Flextronics International Ltd. Semiconductor, Inc. 20051302............................. NextMedia Investors LLC Sumner M. Redstone..... Infinity Radio Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/25/2005

20051260............................. Rosen's Diversified, American Foods Group, American Foods Group, Inc.

LLC.

LLC 20051296............................. H.J. Heinz Company..... KRSM Management, LLC... Nancy's Specialty Foods, Inc. 20051297............................. Pfleiderer AG.......... Kunz Holding GmbH & Co. BHT Bau Holztechnik KG.

Thurigen GmbH saalburgEbersdorf, Kunz Faserplattenwerk Baruth GmbH, Kunz Gmbh & Co. KG, Gschwend, Kunz Infomatik GmbH, Unterensingen, Unikunz Canada Inc., UTB Unitherm Baruth GmbH Baruth. 20051306............................. The British United Michael A. Carricarte.. Amedex Insurance Provident Association

Company, Amedex Limited.

Investment Corporation, Inc., Amedex Worldwide Corporation, Americas International Network Corp., Onup Group Corp., U.S.A. Medical Services Corp., Colgate-Palmolive Company.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/26/2005

20050658............................. United Technologies The Boeing Company..... Boeing Management Corporation.

Company.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/27/2005

20051261............................. Navistar International Carlyle Partners III, Grand Vehicle Works Corporation.

L.P.

Holdings Corporation. 20051286............................. Dover Corporation...... Michael D. Lyon........ Colder Products Company. 20051289............................. Nightwatch Holdings S.A E.ON AG................ Ruhrgas Industries Gmbh. 20051295............................. Friedman Fleischer & Home Health Holdings, Home Health Holdings, Lowe Capital Partners Inc.

Inc. II, L.P.

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Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/28/2005

20051181............................. Broadcom Corporation... Siliquent Technologies, Siliquent Technologies, Inc.

Inc. 20051280............................. Fisher Scientific

Marathon Fund Limited Lancaster Laboratories, International, Inc. Partnership IV.

Inc. 20051283............................. Danaher Corporation.... LM Investments S.a.r.l. Leica Microsystems AG. 20051307............................. Salix Pharmaceuticals, InKine Pharmaceutical InKine Pharmaceutical Ltd.

Company, Inc.

Company, Inc. 20051314............................. Plantronics, Inc....... Altec Lansing

Altec Lansing Technologies, Inc. Technologies, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/29/2005

20051254............................. Schneider National, American Port Services, American Port Services, Inc. Voting Trust. Inc.

Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--08/01/2005

20051270............................. HSBC Bank plc.......... Pactiv Corporation..... Wellenfoam N.V. 20051293............................. General Electric

Welch Allyn Holdings, Everest VIT, Inc. Company.

Inc. 20051313............................. General Electric

AIG Highstar Capital, Southern Star Central Company.

L.P.

Corp. 20051319............................. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Fleetwood Enterprises, Expression Homes Inc.

Corporation, Fleetwood Home Centers of Nevada, Inc., Fleetwood Home Centers of Texas, Inc., Fleetwood Retail Corp., Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Alabama, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Arizona, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Arkansas, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of California, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Colorado, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Florida, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Georgia, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Idaho, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Illinois, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Kansas, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Kentucky, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Louisiana, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Michigan, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Mississippi, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of New Mexico, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of North Carolina, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Ohio, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Oklahoma, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Oregon, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of South Carolina, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Tennessee, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Virginia, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of Washington, Fleetwood Retail Corp. of West Virginia, Fleetwood Retail Corporation of Missouri. 20051320............................. Sprint Corporation..... US Unwired Inc......... US Unwired Inc. 20051321............................. The Public Warehousing Questor Partners Fund GeoLogistics Company--K.S.C.

II, L.P.

Corporation. 20051323............................. Flextronics

Nortel Networks Limited Nortel Networks International Ltd.

Limited, Nortel Networks S.A., Nortel Networks UK Limited. 20051325............................. Inergy, L.P............ AIG Highstar Capital, Central New York Oil L.P.

And Gas Company, eCORP Marketing, LLC. 20051326............................. Zhone Technologies, Inc Paradyne Networks, Inc. Paradyne Networks, Inc. 20051335............................. Investment Technology The MacGregor Group, The MacGregor Group, Group, Inc.

Inc.

Inc. 20051342............................. NCO Group, Inc......... GTCR Fund V, L.P....... Risk Management Alternatives, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--08/02/2005

20051310............................. Ossur HF............... Cortec Group Fund III, Royce Medical Holdings, L.P.

Inc. 20051315............................. Koninklijke Philips Stentor, Inc........... Stentor, Inc. Electronics N.V. 20051322............................. The Home Depot, Inc.... National Waterworks National Waterworks Holdings, Inc/.

Holdings, Inc. 20051338............................. Carlyle Partners IV, Golder, Thoma, Cressey, LifeCare Holdings, Inc. L.P.

Rauner Fund V, L.P.

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Transactions Granted Early Termination--08/03/2005

20051341............................. Department 56, Inc..... Brown-Forman

Lenox, Incorporated. Corporation.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--08/04/2005

20051253............................. Integrated Device

Integrated Circuit Integrated Circuit Technology, Inc.

Systems, Inc.

Systems, Inc. 20051268............................. Entergy Corporation.... Attala 2004 Trust...... Central Mississippi Generating Company, LLC 20051303............................. Omnicare, Inc.......... excelleRx, Inc......... excelleRx, Inc. 20051316............................. New Refco Group Ltd., Cargill Incorporated... Cargill Investor LLC.

Services, Inc., Cargill Investor Services Limited, Cargill Investor Services (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., CIS Cash Management, Inc., CIS Financial Services, Inc., CIS Investments, Inc., CIS Securities, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--08/05/2005

20051308............................. Greene Group, Inc...... Cemex S.A. de C.V...... RMC Mid-Atlantic, LLC. 20051329............................. Polaris Industries Inc. Stefan Pierer.......... KTM Power Sports AG 20051330............................. Polaris Industries Inc. Rudolf Knunz........... KTM Power Sports AG. 20051336............................. Welsch, Carson,

Pharma Services

Early Development and Anderson & Stowe X, Holding, Inc.

Packaging Services, L.P.

USA, L.L.C. 20051337............................. WMB Holdings Inc....... CityBank............... Diligenz, Inc. 20051344............................. Perot Systems

Ronald J. Lockard...... Technical Management, Corporation.

Inc. 20051346............................. Sagicor Financial

Vesta Insurance Group, American Founders Corporation.

Inc.

Financial Corporation, Laurel Life Insurance Company. 20051349............................. Cisco Systems, Inc..... Sheer Networks Inc..... Sheer Networks Inc. 20051353............................. BNP Paribas S.A........ FundQuest Incorporated. FundQuest Incorporated. 20051358............................. Fiserv, Inc............ Great Hill Equity

BillMatrix Corporation. Partners II Limited Partnership. 20051364............................. Business Objects S.A... Trevor Lloyd........... SRC Software, Inc. 20051368............................. Barry Diller........... Barry Diller........... Expedia, Inc.

For Further Information Contact: Sandra M. Peay, Contact Representative or Renee Hallman, Case Management Assistant. 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. 05-16778 Filed 8-23-05; 8:45 am]

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