Premerger notification waiting periods; early terminations,

 
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[Federal Register: January 2, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 1)]

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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.

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Trans. Acquiring

Acquired

Entities

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/01/2003

20040112............................. Gerald W. Schwartz..... Magellan Health

Gerald W. Schwartz, Services, Inc (Debtor- Magellan Health in-Possession).

Services, Inc. (Debtor- in-Possession). 20040122............................. Lindsay Goldberg & Waker

Lindsay Goldberg & Bessemer L.P.

Familiengesellschaft Bessemer L.P., Wacker mbH & Co. KG.

Construction Equipment AG, Waker Familiengesellschaft mbH & Co. KG. 20040128............................. General Electric

Amersham plc........... Amersham plc, General Company.

Electric Company. 20040157............................. Heartland Industrial DaimlerChrysler AG..... DaimlerChrysler AG, Partners, L.P.

Heartland Industrial Partners, L.P., NC-M Chassis Systems, LLC. 20040158............................. Starcraft Corporation.. Wheel to Wheel, Inc.... Starcraft Corporation, Wheel to Wheel, Inc. 20040163............................. Soros Limited Partner MyTravel Group plc..... Auto Europe, LLC, LLC.

MyTravel Group plc, Soros Limited Partner LLC. 20040167............................. Perry Partners, L.P.... Republic Engineered Blue Steel Capital Products Holdings LLC. Corp., N&T Railway Company LLC, Perry Partners, L.P., Republic Engineered Products Holdings LLC, Republic Engineered Products LLC. 20040168............................. Cisco Systems Inc...... Latitude

Cisco Systems, Inc., Communications, Inc. Latitude Communications, Inc. 20040171............................. Taylor & Francis Group Marcel Dekker, Inc..... Marcel Dekker, Inc., plc.

Taylor & Francis Group plc. 20040175............................. VNU N.V................ VNU N.V................ RBNMR, Inc., VNU N.V. 20040176............................. IdeaSphere, Inc........ Twinlab Corporation IdeaSphere, Inc., (Debtor-in-Possession). Twinlab Corporation (Debtor-in- Possession), Twin Laboratories Inc., Twin Laboratories (UK) Ltd). 20040181............................. Duquesne Light

WPS Resources

Duquesne Light Holdings, Inc.

Corporation.

Holdings, Inc., Sunbury Generation, LLC, WPS Resources Corporation.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/02/2003

20030971............................. Wind Point Partners V, Process Chemicals, ARR-MAZ Management L.P.

L.L.C.

Company, AAR-MAZ Products, L.P., Process Chemicals, L.L.C., Wind Point Partners V, L.P. 20040160............................. American Republic

World Mutual Holding American Republic Mutual Holding Company. Company.

Mutual Holding Company, World Insurance Company, World Mutual Holding Company. 20040184............................. KKR European Fund, DaimlerChrysler AG..... DaimlerChrysler AG, KKR Limited Partnership.

European Fund, Limited Partnership, MTU Aero Engines GmbH.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/03/2003

20040094............................. CommScope, Inc......... Avaya Inc.............. Avaya Inc., CommScope, Inc. 20040096............................. Wachovia Corporation... Richard Hollander...... Metropolitan West Securities, LLC, Richard Hollander, Wachovia Corporation. 20040202............................. Sun Capital Partners Horsehead Industries, Chestnut Ridge Railway III QP, LP.

Inc.

Company, Equidae Partners, HII Corporation, Horsehead Industries, Inc., Horsehead Resource Development, Inc., HRD Investment Company, Inc., Minerals and Resources Recovery Corp., NJZ Colors, Inc., Palmer Water Company, Pegasus Service Corporation, Sterling Resources, Inc., Stoney Ridge Materials, Inc., Sun Capital Partners III QP, LP, The New Jersey Zinc Co., Inc., ZCA Engineered Powders, Inc., ZCA Mines, Inc., ZCA Oil & Gas, Inc., ZCA Powders, Inc., Zinc Company of America, Inc.

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Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/04/2003

20040169............................. Saft Finance SARL...... Alcatel................ Alcatel, ASB Aerospatiale Batteries, Friemann & Wolf Battereietechnik Gmbh, SAFT AB (Sweden), SAFT America, Inc., SAFT A/ S (Norway), SAFT Australia Pty Ltd., SAFT Baterias SL, SAFT Ferak, SAFT Finance SARL, SAFT Hong Kong Ltd., SAFT Nife Middle East Ltd., SAFT SA (France). 20040177............................. Cypress Merchant

Green Equity Investors Communications & Power Banking Partners II II, L.P.

Industries Holding L.P.

Corporation, Cypress Merchant Banking Partners II L.P., Green Equity Investors II, L.P. 20040183............................. TPG Polymer Holdings Ripplewood Chemical Ripplewood Chemical LLC.

Holding LLC.

Holding LLC, TPG Polymer Holdings LLC. 20040187............................. MatlinPatterson Global NRG Energy, Inc........ MatlinPatterson Global Opportunities Partners

Opportunities Partners (Bermuda) L.P.

(Bermuda) L.P., NRG Energy, Inc. 20040188............................. MatlinPatterson Global NRG Energy, Inc........ MatlinPatterson Global Opportunities Partners

Opportunities Partners L.P.

L.P. NRG Energy, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/05/2003

20040086............................. Lockheed Martin

The Titan Corporation.. Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Corporation, The Titan Corporation. 20040165............................. Capital Environmental Allied Waste

Allied Waste Resource Inc.

Industries, Inc.

Industries, Inc. BFI Waste Systems of North America, Inc., Browning-Ferris Industries of Florida, Inc., Capital Environmental Resource Inc. E. Leasing Company, LLC, Jones Road Landfill and Recycling, Ltd. 20040180............................. Orthofix International Breg, Inc.............. Breg, Inc. Orthofix N.V.

International N.V. 20040193............................. The Charles Schwab SoundView Technology SoundView Technology Corporation.

Group, Inc.

Group, Inc., The Charles Schwab Corporation.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/08/2003

20040164............................. Blyth, Inc............. Jackson Acquisition Blyth, Inc., Jackson Company, LLC d/b/a Acquisition Company, Walter Drake.

LLC d/b/a Walter Drake. 20040194............................. Granada Pic............ Carlton Communications Carlton Communication Pic.

Pic, Granada Pic. 20040197............................. Ormat Industries Ltd... Covanta Energy

Covanta Energy Corporation.

Corporation, Covanta SIGC Energy II, Inc., Covanta SIGC Energy, Inc., Heber Field Company, Herber Geothermal Company, Mammoth Geothermal Co., Mammoth-Pacific, L.P., Ormat Industries Ltd., Pacific Geothermal Co., Second Imperial Geothermal Company, L.P. 20040200............................. CH2M HILL Companies, J.A. Jones, Inc., a CH2M HILL Companies, Ltd.

debtor-in-possession. Ltd., J.A. Jones, Inc., a debtor-in- possession, Lockwood Greene Engineers, Inc. 20040204............................. Symantec Corporation... ON Technology

ON Technology Corporation.

Corporation, Symantec Corporation. 20040207............................. 2000 Riverside Capital Andrew T. Parker....... 2000 Riverside Capital Appreciation Fund, L.P.

Appreciation Fund, L.P., American Hospice Management, Andrew T. Parker, Frontier Hospice LLC, Hospice of Arizona, LC, Hospice of Central Virginia. 20040208............................. 2000 Riverside Capital Michael P. Rosen....... 2000 Riverside Capital Appreciation Fund, L.P.

Appreciation Fund, L.P., American Hospice Management, Frontier Hospice, LLC, Hospice of Arizona, LC, Hospice of Central Virginia, LLC, Michael P. Rosen. 20040213............................. Deere & Company........ Nortrax, Inc........... Deere & Company, Nortrax, Inc.

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Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/09/2003

20040206............................. Pegasus Partners II, Farmland Industries, Farmland Industries, L.P.

Inc.

Inc., Pegasus Partners II, L.P. 20040211............................. Wicks Communications Cox Enterprises, Inc... CoxCom, Inc., Cox and Media Partners,

Communications Kansas, L.P.

L.L.C., Cox Enterprises, Inc., Peak Cablevision, L.L.C., TCA Cable Partners, TCA Cable Partners II, Wicks Communications and Media Partners, L.P. 20040212............................. HCA Inc................ Triad Hospitals, Inc... Clinico, LLC, HCA Inc., IRHC, LLC, Kensingcare, LLC, OPRMC, LLC, Primary Medical, LLC, Triad Holdings III, LLC, Triad Hospitals, Inc., Trufor Pharmacy, LLC. 20040216............................. H Group Holding, Inc... Reliant

H Group Holding, Inc., Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Reliant Pharmaceuticals, LLC.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/10/2003

20030620............................. BASF Aktiengesellschaft Sunoco, Inc............ BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Sunoco, Inc. 20040146............................. AXA S.A................ The MONY Group, Inc.... AXA S.A., The MONY Group, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/11/2003

20040162............................. Conexant Systems, Inc.. GlobespanVirata, Inc... Conexant Systems, Inc., GlobespanVirata, Inc. 20040214............................. A. Jerrold Perenchio... Ronald J. Morey........ A. Jerrold Perenchio, Jarad Broadcasting Company, Inc., Ronald J. Morey.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/12/2003

20040185............................. Thomas H. Lee Equity Fenway Partners Capital Fenway Partners Capital Fund V, L.P.

Fund II, L.P.

Fund II, L.P., Simmons Holdings, Inc., Thomas H. Lee Equity Fund V, L.P.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/15/2003

20040144............................. CIBER, Inc............. SCB Computer

CIBER, Inc., SCB Technology, Inc.

Computer Technology, Inc. 20040199............................. Occidental Petroleum Exxon Mobile

Exxon Mobile Corporation.

Corporation.

Corporation, Mobil Pipe Line Company, Occidental Petroleum Corporation. 20040218............................. Gilbert Global Equity The Kattegat Trust..... CPM Holdings, Inc., Partners, L.P.

Gilbert Global Equity Partners, L.P., The Kattegat Trust. 20040224............................. Citigroup, Inc......... Washington Mutual, Inc. Citigroup Inc., Washington Mutual Finance Corporation, Washington Mutual Finance Group, LLC, Washington Mutual, Inc 20040229............................. Green Equity Investors FTD, Inc............... FTD, Inc., Green Equity IV, L.P.

Investors IV, L.P. 20040230............................. ArcLight Energy

Aquila, Inc............ Aquila, Inc., ArcLight Partners Fund I, L.P.

Energy Partners Fund I, L.P., UtilCo SaleCo, LLC. 20040231............................. The Hartford Financial Loews Corporation...... Charles Stedman & Co., Services Group, Inc.

Inc., CNA Group Life Assurance Company, Lowes Corporation, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. 20040233............................. Network Appliance, Inc. Spinnaker Networks, Inc Network Appliance, Inc., Spinnaker Networks, Inc. 20040236............................. Mr. Arthur Liu......... Radio Unica

Mr. Arthur Liu, Radio Communications Corp. Unica Communications Corp. 20040238............................. Fiserv, Inc............ MedPay Corporation..... Fiserv, Inc., MedPay Corporation. 20040240............................. Vestar Capital Partners Essent Healthcare, Inc. Essent Healthcare, IV, L.P.

Inc., Vestar Capital Partners IV, L.P. 20040244............................. Omnicom Group Inc...... Icon Holding Corp...... Icon Holding Corp., Omnicom Group Inc. 20040256............................. USB AB................. Suez................... Ripon Cogeneration, Inc., Suez, USB AG.

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20040258............................. Frontenac VII Limited CCCC Growth Fund, LLC.. CCCC Growth Fund, LLC, Partnership.

Frontenac VII Limited Partnership, WNC Insurance Services, Inc. 20040259............................. OCM Principal

Alliance

Alliance Opportunities Fund II, Communications, LLC. Communications, LLC, L.P.

Alliance Communications Partners, L.P., OCM Principal Opportunities Fund II, L.P.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/16/2003

20040192............................. Quanex Corporation..... Kirtland Capital

Kirtland Capital Partners II L.P.

Partners II L.P., Quanex Corporation, TruSeal Technologies, Inc. 20040209............................. Pentair, Inc........... Veolia Environnement, Everpure, Inc., S.A.

Pentair, Inc., Veolia Environnement, S.A. 20040217............................. Bain Capital Fund V-B, Sealy Corporation...... Bain Capital Fund V-B, L.P.

L.P., Sealy Corporation. 20040225............................. Hughes Supply, Inc..... FS Equity Partners IV, Century Maintenance L.P.

Supply, Inc., FS Equity Partners IV, L.P., Hughes Supply, Inc. 20040237............................. Polycom, Inc........... Voyant Technologies, Polycom, Inc., Voyant Inc.

Technologies, Inc. 20040261............................. Thomas H. Lee Parellel THL Bedding Holding THL Bedding Holding Fund V, L.P.

Company.

Company, Thomas H. Lee Parellel Fund V, L.P.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/17/2003

20040148............................. Bank of America

FleetBoston Financial Bank of America Corporation.

Corporation.

Corporation, FleetBoston Financial Corporation. 20040153............................. FLIR Systems, Inc...... Indigo Systems, Inc.... FLIR Systems, Inc., Indigo Systems, Inc. 20040241............................. Behrman Capital III Brett R. Keith......... Behrman Capital III L.P..

L.P., Brett R. Keith, Hunter Defense Technologies, Inc. 20040247............................. Exelon Corporation..... Reservoir Capital

Exelon Corporation, Partners, L.P.

Reservoir Capital Partners, L.P., Sithe/ Independence Power Partners, L.P. 20040248............................. Reservoir Capital

Exelon Corporation..... Exelon Corporation, Partners, L.P.

Reservoir Capital Partners, L.P., Sithe/ Independence Power Partners, L.P. 20040249............................. KAT Holdings, L.P...... Paul D. Oddo and

KAT Holdings, L.P., Angeline Oddo, husband Paul D. Oddo and and wife.

Angeline Oddo, husband and wife, Superior Engineered Products Corp. 20040251............................. Lyman B. Dickerson..... Ionics, Incorporated... Ionics, Incorporated, Lyman B. Dickerson. 20040252............................. Ionics, Incorporated... Lyman B. Dickerson..... Ecolochem, Inc., Ecolochem International, Inc., Ecolochem S.A.R.L., Ionics, Incorporated, Lyman B. Dickerson, Moson Holdings, L.L.C. 20040260............................. Thomas H. Lee Equity THL Bedding Holding THL Bedding Holding Fund V, L.P.

Company.

Company, Thomas H. Lee Equity Fund V, L.P. 20040266............................. Frank H. McCourt, Jr... News Corporation

Dodgetown, Inc., Fox Limited.

Baseball Holdings, Inc., Frank H. McCourt, Jr., Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc., News Corporation Limited, Venue Merchandising Inc. 20040268............................. A.A. Mordashov......... Rouge Industries, Inc., A.A. Mordashov, Rouge Debtor in Possession. Industries, Inc., Debtor in Possession. 20040287............................. Code Hennessy & Simmons AMF Bowling Worldwide, AMF Bowling Worldwide, IV, L.P.

Inc.

Inc., Code Hennessy & Simmons IV, L.P.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/18/2003

20030388............................. General Electric

Agfa-Gevaert N.V....... Agfa-Gevaert N.V., Agfa Company.

NDT Inc., General Electric Company. 20040220............................. Cardinal Health, Inc... Medicap Pharmacies Cardinal Health, Inc., Incorporated.

Medicap Pharmacies Incorporated.

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Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/19/2003

20040098............................. WebMD Corporation...... TPG Holding Company MediFax-EDI Holding Limited.

Company, TPG Holding Company Limited, WebMD Corporation. 20040191............................. The Bank of New York Fifth Third Bancorp.... Fifth Third Bancorp, Company, Inc.

Fifth Third Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Florida, Fifth Third Bank, Indiana, Fifth Third Bank Kentucky, Inc., Fifth Third Bank, (Michigan), Fifth Third Bank, Northern Kentucky, Inc., Fifth Third Bank, (Ohio), The Bank of New York Company, Inc. 20040242............................. Daniel Lebard.......... mg technologies AG..... Daniel Lebard, mg technologies AG, Solvadis France (Holding) SAS. 20040243............................. Pascal Lebard.......... mg technologies AG..... mg technologies AG, Pascal Lebard, Salvadis France (Holding) SAS. 20040255............................. American Capital

Specialty Brands of American Capital Strategies, Ltd.

America, L.P.

Strategies, Ltd, Specialty Brands of America, L.P. 20040269............................. Progress Software

CCG Investments BVI, CCG Investments BVI, Corporation.

L.P.

L.P., DataDirect Technologies (Cayman Islands), DataDirect Technologies GmbH (Germany), DataDirect Technologies, Inc. (Delaware), DataDirect Technologies Kabushiki Kaisha (Japan), DataDirect Technologies Limited (Ireland), DataDirect Technologies, Ltd (U.K.), DataDirect Technologies N.V. (Belgium), Progress Software Corporation. 20040281............................. ABRY Partners IV, L.P.. Paul G. Allen.......... ABRY Partners IV, L.P., Charter Communications Holdings LLC, Charter Communications, Inc., Charter Communications, LLC, Charter Communications VI, LLC, Hornell Television Service, Inc., Interlink Communications Partners LLC, Paul G. Allen, The Helicon Group LP.

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

By Direction of the Commission. Shira P. Minton, Acting Secretary.

[FR Doc. 03-32269 Filed 12-31-03; 8:45 am]

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