Premerger notification waiting periods; early terminations,

 
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[Federal Register: February 7, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 24)]

[Notices]

[Page 6442-6444]

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--01/04/2005

20050383............................. SBC Communications Inc. Yantra Corporation..... Yantra Corporation. 20050384............................. Quantum Fuel Systems Starcraft Corporation.. Starcraft Corporation. Technologies Worldwide, Inc. 20050394............................. Selectica, Inc......... I-many, Inc............ I-many, Inc. 20050397............................. Witness Systems, Inc... Blue Pumpkin Software, Blue Pumpkin Software, Inc.

Inc. 20050398............................. LifePoint Hospitals, Danville Regional

Ambulatory Services of Inc.

Health System, Inc. Danville. Danville Regional Medical Center. Memorial Properties, Inc. 20050399............................. Citigroup Inc.......... ABRY Partners IV, L.P.. Gallarus Media Holdings, Inc 20050400............................. Prudential plc......... ING Groep N.V.......... Life Insurance Company of Georgia. Life of Georgia Agency, Inc. 20050402............................. Alamosa Holdings, Inc.. AirGate PCS, Inc....... AirGate PCS, Inc. 20050403............................. eBay Inc............... Viva Group. Inc........ Viva Group. Inc 20050405............................. ProQuest Company....... Voyager Expanded

Voyager Expanded Learning, Inc.

Learning, Inc. 20050410............................. Diageo plc............. The Chalone Wine Group, The Chalone Wine Group, Ltd.

Ltd. 20050415............................. Black Box Corporation.. Norstan, Inc........... Norstan, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--01/05/2005

20041257............................. The Cooper Companies, Ocular Sciences, Inc... Ocular Sciences, Inc. Inc. 20050344............................. Patterson-UTI Eneergy, Key Energy Services, Key Energy Drilling, Inc.

Inc.

Beneficial, L.P. Key Energy Drilling, Inc. Key Four Corners, Inc. Key Rocky Mountain, Inc. 20050388............................. Ascend Media Holdings, Media/Communications Medical World LLC.

Partners II Limited Communications, Inc. Partnership. 20050390............................. Fritz R. Kundrun....... Alpha Nautral

Alpha Nautral Resources, Inc.

Resources, Inc. 20050391............................. Hans Mende............. Alpha Nautral

Alpha Nautral Resources, Inc.

Resources, Inc. 20050392............................. First Reserve Fund IX, Alpha Nautral

Alpha Nautral L.P.

Resources, Inc.

Resources, Inc. 20050406............................. Affiliated Computer Superior Consultant Superior Consultant Services, Inc.

Holdings Corporation. Holdings Corporation. 20050407............................. Dubai Ports

CSX Corporation........ SL Service, Inc. International FX LTD.

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Transactions Granted Early Termination--01/06/2005

20050386............................. Summit Ventures VI-A, Thomas F. Leahy........ Help/Systems, L.P.

Incorporated. 20050413............................. TANDBERG Television ASA N2 Broadband, Inc...... N2 Broadband, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--01/07/2005

20050333............................. Morgan Stanley......... PULSE EFT Association.. PULSE EFT Association. 20050404............................. Honeywell International Novar plc.............. Novar plc. Inc. 20050422............................. Investment Technology Morgan Stanley......... POSIT[reg]. Group, Inc. 200504423............................ J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Bristol-Myers; Squibb Bristol-Myers Oncology Company.

Therapeutics Network, Inc., OTN Parent Corp. 20050427............................. Legend Holdings Limited International Business IBM Products AP Ltd. Machines Corporation. IBM Products Asia Pte Ltd. IBM Products Holdings Spri. IBM Products U.K. Ltd. 20050429............................. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. PQ Corporation......... PQ Corporation. 20050432............................. Serco Group, plc....... CM Equity Partners, LP. RCI Holding RCI Holding Corporation Corporation.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--01/10/2005

20050356............................. Summer M. Redstone..... Sinclair Broadcast Chesapeake Television, Group, Inc.

Inc. SCI-Sacramento Licensee, L.L.C. 20050431............................. 3Com Corporation....... TippingPoint

TippingPoint Technologies, Inc. Technologies, Inc. 20050434............................. Perry Ellis

Tropical Sportswear Tropical Sportswear International, Inc. Int'l Corporation. Int'l Corporation.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--01/11/2005

20050359............................. Onex Partners LP....... Laidlaw International, American Medical Inc.

Response, Inc. EmCare Holdings Inc. 20050387............................. Schawk, Inc............ KAGT Holdings, Inc..... KAGT Holdings, Inc. 20050411............................. The Veritas Capital Computer Sciences

DynCorp International Fund II, L.P.

Corporation.

Asset Corp. DynCorp International, LLC. 20050421............................. Lone Star Fund V

Koninklijke Ahold N.V.. ARP, etc. (U.S.), L.P.

BI-LO, LLC. Bruno's, Inc., Bruno's Supermarkets, Inc. Golden Gallon Holding LLC. v/s BI-LO Brands, Inc. 20050437............................. CentralPoint Energy, American Electric Power AEP Texas Central Inc.

Company, Inc.

Company.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--01/13/2005

20050426............................. Highmark, Inc.......... Harvey Ross............ Viva Optique, Inc. 20050439............................. UBS AG................. Jullius Baser Holding Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd.

Ltd. Julius Baer Investment Advisory (Canada) Ltd. Julius Baer Securities Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--01/14/2005

20050424............................. Moulin International Thoams H. Lee Equity Eye Care Centers of Holdings Limited.

Fund IV, L.P..

America, Inc. 20050435............................. MTC Technologies....... Dr. Paul Hsu and Majes Manufacturing Hsu.

Technology, Inc. 20050440............................. GGC Investment Fund II, ECCA Holdings

ECCA Holdings L.P.

Corporation.

Corporation. 20050441............................. Moulin International ECCA Holdings

ECCA Holdings Holdings Limited.

Corporation.

Corporation. 20050467............................. Source Interlink

Yucaipa One-Stop

Alliance Entertainment Companies, Inc.

Partners, L.P..

Corp. 20050468............................. Yucaipa One-Stop

Source Interlink

Source Interlink Partners, L.P..

Companies, Inc.

Companies, Inc. 20050472............................. FMR Corp............... Fiserv Inc............. BHC Investments, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--01/19/2005

20050445............................. Mohawk Paper Mills, Inc International Paper International Paper Company.

Company. 20050471............................. KKR Millennium Fund Masonite International Masonite International (Overseas), Limited Corporation.

Corporation. Partnership. 20050475............................. American International Wachovia Corporation... First Union Financial Group, Inc.

Investments, Inc. Wachovia Capital Investments, Inc. 20050477............................. Warburg Pincus Private Boston Ventures Limited Camp Systems Equity VIII, L.P.

Partnership VI.

International, LLC. 20050478............................. EMC Corporation........ System Management Arts System Management Arts Incorporated.

Incorporated.

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20050489............................. Highland Capital

Michael Mann........... Rare Domains.com, LLC. Partners VI.

Rare Names, LLC.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--01/21/2005

20050487............................. Cofra Holding AG....... Aaron D. Spencer....... Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation.

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. 05-2276 Filed 2-4-05; 8:45 am]

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