Premerger notification waiting periods; early terminations,

 
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[Federal Register: August 9, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 152)]

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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 1975, 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

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to these proposed acquisitions during the applicable waiting period.

Trans Acquiring

Acquired

Entities

Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/07/2004

20041015............................. Nucor Corporation...... Corus Group plc........ Tuscaloosa Steel Corporation 20041052............................. General Electric

BHA Group Holdings, Inc BHA Group Holdings, Company.

Inc. 20041094............................. RC2 Corporation........ The First Years Inc.... The First Years Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/09/2004

20040904............................. Intermagnetics General MRI Devices Corporation MRI Devices Corporation.

Corporation. 20041007............................. Partners Limited....... Reliant Energy, Inc.... Carr Street Generating Station, L.P., Erie Boulevard Hydropower LP., Orion Power New York GP II, Inc., Orion Power Operating Services Carr Street, Inc., Orion Power Operating Services Coldwater, Inc. 20041041............................. Deutsche Telekom AG.... SBC Communications Inc. Cingular Wireless LLC, Newco, Pacific Telesis Mobile Services, LLC. 20041064............................. Broadcom Corporation... Mission Ventures, II, Zyray Wireless Inc. L.P. 20041079............................. UTStarcom, Inc......... Audiovox Corporation... Audiovox Communications Canada, Co., Audiovox Communications Corp., Quintex Mobile Communications Corp. 20041093............................. Wells Fargo & Company.. J. Randall Baird....... JRB Company, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/12/2004

20041047............................. Southwire Company...... Commonwealth

Alflex Corporation. Industries, Inc. 20041065............................. General Atlantic

Intec Telecom Systems Intec Telecom Systems Partners (Bermuda), PLC.

PLC. L.P. 20041092............................. Time Warner Inc........ Advertising.com, Inc... Advertising.com, Inc. 20041095............................. Hartmarx Corporation... Harry Doolittle and Exclusively Misook, Misook Doolittle.

Inc. 20041100............................. Phillip R. Bennett..... Phillip R. Bennett..... Forstmann-Leff International Associates, LLC. 20041101............................. Green Equity Investors Nathan Kirsh........... Jetro JMDH Holdings, IV, L.P.

Inc. 20041107............................. Bradco Supply

Wickes Inc............. Wickes Inc. Corporation.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/13/2004

20041039............................. American Medical

Oracle Strategic

TherMatrx, Inc. Systems Holdings, Inc. Partners, L.P. 20041074............................. QLT Inc................ Atrix Laboratories, Inc Atrib Laboratories, Inc. 20041085............................. TETRA Technologies, Inc Compressco, Inc........ Compressco, Inc. 20041104............................. S. Craig Lindner....... National City

National City Corporation.

Corporation. 20041108............................. M/C Acquisition Corp... John M. Connors, Jr.... M/C Communications, LLC. 20041117............................. Mellon Financial

EACM Partners, L.P..... Evaluation Associates Corporation.

Capital Markets, Inc., Evaluation Associates Capital Markets, LLC. 20041121............................. KRG Capital Fund II, Blue Cross and Blue PPOM, L.L.C. L.P.

Shield of Michigan.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/14/2004

20041078............................. Adaptec, Inc........... Snap Appliance, Inc.... Snap Appliance, Inc. 20041109............................. Thomas H. Lee

Oak Hill Capital

3045036 Nova Scotia (Alternative) Fund V, Partners (Bermuda), Limited, Progressive L.P.

L.P.

Moulded Products Limited. 20041115............................. Newcoal, LLC........... Horizon Natural

Horizon Natural Resources Company. Resources Company. 20041118............................. aQuantive, Inc......... SBI Holdings Inc....... SBI Holdings Inc. 20041119............................. Harbert Distressed Warren Steel, Inc...... Warren Steel, Inc. Investment Offshore Fund, Ltd. 20041124............................. Aalberts Industries N.V Amcast Industrial

Amcast Industrial Corporation.

Corporation. 20041125............................. HSBC Holdings, plc..... Code Hennessy & Simmons Kranson Holding IV, L.P.

Company.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/15/2004

20041091............................. IMC Global Inc......... IMC Global Inc......... Phosphate Resource Partners Limited Partnership. 20041096............................. General Atlantic

Hewitt Associates, Inc. Hewitt Associates, Inc. Partners 54, L.P. 20041097............................. General Atlantic

Hewitt Associates, Inc. Hewitt Associates, Inc. Partners 60, L.P.

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Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/17/2004

20041141............................. Societe Generale S.A... CGW Southeast Partners Sovitec Cataphote, Inc. I, L.P.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/19/2004

20041048............................. National Association of SunGard Data Systems, Toll Associates LLC. Securities Dealers, Inc. Inc. 20041120............................. JDA Software Group, Inc QRS Corporation........ QRS Corporation. 20041128............................. KRG Capital Fund II, LP AMGI Holdings, Inc..... AMGI Holdings, Inc. 20041131............................. Roger S. Penske........ Theodore J. Stevens.... La Rincondada Securities, Inc., Marin Securities, Inc., SDB, Inc., Ted Stevens Car Co., Inc. 20041133............................. Financiere F.L......... Derek SA............... Financiere Alexandre III. 20041134............................. HSBC Holdings plc...... KII Holdings

KII Holdings Corporation.

Corporation. 20041136............................. KSTA Holdings, Inc..... American Industrial Stanadyne Automotive Partners Capital Fund Holding Corp. II, L.P. 20041144............................. Citigroup Inc.......... Intcomex Holdings, LLC. Intcomex Holdings, LLC. 20041150............................. Journal Register

21st Century

21st Century Company.

Newspapers, Inc.

Newspapers, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/20/2004

20041142............................. Charles River

Inveresk Research

Inveresk Research Laboratories

Group, Inc.

Group, Inc. International, Inc. 20041149............................. Aurora Equity partners American Securities Anthony Holdings, Inc. II L.P.

Partners II, L.P.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/21/2004

20041080............................. Nucor Corporation...... Worthington Industries, Worthington Steel Inc.

Company of Decatur, L.L.C. 20041087............................. Motorola, Inc.......... Solectron Corporation.. Force Computers GmbH, Force Computers, Inc. 20041110............................. Hewitt Associates, Inc. Exult, Inc............. Exult, Inc. 20041138............................. Automatic Data

Bank of America

Fleet Securities, Inc. Processing, Inc.

Corporation.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/22/2004

20041098............................. Engelhard Corporation.. The Collaborative

The Collaborative Group, Ltd.

Group, Ltd.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/23/2004

20041058............................. Manulife Financial El Paso Corporation.... Juniper Generation, Corporation.

LLC. 20041063............................. Cisco Systems, Inc..... Procket Networks, Inc.. Procket Networks, Inc. 20041114............................. BAE Systems plc........ The Boeing Company..... Boeing-Irving Co., Boeing Operations International, Incorporated. 20041122............................. Bain Captial Fund VII, Gerald W. Schwartz..... Loews Cineplex L.P.

Entertainment Corporation. 20041129............................. Comcast Corporation.... Liberty Media

Encore ICCP, Inc. Corporation. 20041130............................. Citigroup Inc.......... Lava Trading Inc....... Lava Trading Inc. 20041151............................. Sammy Corporation...... Sega Corporation....... Sega Corporation. 20041153............................. TA IX L.P.............. Stephen M. Lamando..... Clayton Services, Inc., and its subsidiaries, First Madison Services, Inc.

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20041168............................. Cypress Merchant

Dana Corporation....... AAG Brasil Ind. E Com. Banking Partners II,

De Autopecas, Ltda., L.P.

Fanacif S.A., Auto Parts Acquisition LLC, Iroquois Tool Systems, Inc., Beck/Arnley Worldparts Corp., Dana Japan, Ltd., Brake Parts Canada Inc., Farloc Argentina, SAIC, Brake Systems Inc., Injection Research Specialists, Inc., BWD International Inc., Durakool Inc., C.A. Danaven, Dana Automotive Limited, Canadados Universales de Mexico S.A. de C.V., Coupled Products, Inc., Echlin, Inc., Gard Corp., Dana Argentina S.A., Friction Materials, Inc., Dana Canada Corporation, Dana Industries Ltda., Dana Canada Inc., Dana Spicer Europe Limited, Dana Corporation, Echlin Agrentina S.A., Dana Global Holdings Inc., Echlin de Venezuela C.A., Friction, Inc., Grupo- Echlin Automrotiz S.A. de C.V., Wix Filtron Sp. Zo.o, Inversora Sabana S.A., Echlin de Venezuela C.A., Krizman International, Automotive Brake Company Inc., Pellegrino Distribuidora Autopecas Ltda., Arvis S.R.L., Quinton Hazell Automotive Limited, Quinton Hazell Deutschland GmbH, M., Friesen GmbH, Quinton Hazell France S.A.S., Quinton Hazell Italia Spa, Tianjin Wix Filter Corp. Ltd., Wix Dana Corp., Wix Filtration Media Specialists, Inc., BWDAC, Inc. 20041169............................. Cypress Merchant

Automotive Aftermarket Automotive Aftermarket Banking Partners II, Holdings Corp.

Holdings Corp. L.P.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/26/2004

20041123............................. Arch Coal, Inc......... Arch Coal, Inc......... Canyon Fuel Company, LLC, Hassel Auto Group, Inc., Hassel Auto West, Inc., Hassel Motors, Inc. 20041158............................. Willis Stein &

McAdams, Inc........... McAdams, Inc. Partners, III, L.P. 20041163............................. Harold E. Riley........ Alderwoods Group, Inc.. Security Plan Life Insurance Company. 20041165............................. Kotobuki Fudosan Ltd... The Pepsi-Cola Bottling The Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Salisbury, Company of Salisbury, Maryland.

Maryland.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/27/2004

20041174............................. SunTrust Banks, Inc.... National Commerce

NBC Capital Markets Financial Corporation. Group, Inc., NBC Insurance Services, Inc., NCF Financial Services, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/28/2004

20040716............................. Sanofi-Synthelabo...... Aventis................ Aventis. 20041126............................. Allied Capital

Windward Capital

Financial Pacific Corporation.

Associated, L.P.

Company. 20041161............................. MarkWest Energy

Stephen J. Heyman...... ACGC Gathering Company, Partners, L.P.

L.L.C., American Central Eastern Texas Gas Company, L.P. 20041162............................. MarkWest Energy

Stephen E. Jackson..... ACGC Gathering Company, Partners, L.P.

L.L.C., American Central Eastern Texas Gas Company, L.P. 20041167............................. Worthington Industries, B-G Western Holdings, B-G Western Holdings, Inc.

LLC.

LLC, Western Industries, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/29/2004

20041143............................. Harvest Partners IV, KKR 1996 Fund L.P...... Evenflo Company, Inc. L.P.

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20041160............................. Emerson Electric Co.... Marconi Corporation plc Administrativa Marconi Communications S.A. de C.V., Marconi Columbia, S.A., Marconi Communications Canada, Inc., Marconi Communications de Mexico S.A., de C.V., Marconi Communications Exportal, S.A. de C.V., Marconi Communications, Inc., Marconi Intellectual Property (Ringfence) Inc., Marconi Polska Sp zoo. 20041166............................. WebMD Corporation...... Cornerstone Equity VIPS, Inc. Investors IV, L.P. 20041176............................. Johnson Controls, Inc.. Grupo IMSA, S.A. De. Enertec Colombia, C.V.

Ltda., Enertec do Brasil, Ltda., Enertec Exports S. de R.L. de. C.V., Enertec Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V., Enertec Venezuela, SRL, Enertek Argentina, SRL, GES Battery Systems, LLC, GES Technologies, S. De R.L., de C.V.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--07/30/2004

20041127............................. HIP Foundation, Inc.... Carlyle Partners III, ConnectiCare Holding L.P.

Company, Inc. 20041170............................. Stab Development

KKR European Fund

Stabilus HoldCo3 (drei) S.a.r.l.

Limited Partnership, GmbH. Alberta, Canada, L.P. 20041173............................. Wallace D. Malone, Jr.. Wachovia Corporation... Wachovia Corporation 20041175............................. Modern Times Group MTG StoryFirst

StoryFirst AB.

Communications, Inc. Communications, Inc. 20041177............................. Time Warner Inc........ Inner City Broadcasting Urban Cable Works of Corp.

Philadelphia, L.P. 20041178............................. Yamanouchi

Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. Co. Ltd.

Co. Ltd. 20041180............................. Wind Point Partners V, Industrial Growth

Breeze Industrial L.P.

Partners, L.P.

Products Corporation. 20041185............................. Flextronics

Peripheral Imaging Peripheral Imaging International Ltd. Corporation.

Corporation. 20041189............................. Thomas H. Lee Equity Nortek Holdings, Inc... Nortek Holdings, Inc. Fund V, L.P. 20041198............................. Digitas Inc............ Modem Media, Inc....... Modem Media, Inc. 20041202............................. DrugMax, Inc........... Familymeds Group, Inc.. Familymeds Group, Inc. 20041205............................. Apax Excelsior VI, L.P. Spyder Active Sports, Spyder Active Sports, Inc.

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. C. Landis Plummer, Acting Secretary.

[FR Doc. 04-18127 Filed 8-6-04; 8:45 am]

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