Premerger notification waiting periods; early terminations,

 
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[Federal Register: September 28, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 187)]

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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 No.

Acquiring

Acquired

Entities

Transactions Granted Early Termination--08/16/2004

20041201............................. Carlyle Partners III, Piedmont/Hawthorne Piedmont/Hawthorne L.P..

Holdings, L.L.C.

Holdings, L.L.C. 20041218............................. Tiger Key Acquisition, KAC Mezzanine Holdings KAC Mezzanine Holdings L.P..

Company.

Company. 20041219............................. Tiger Key Acquisition, KSS Holdings, Inc...... KSS Holdings, Inc. L.P.. 20041228............................. TA IX L.P.............. GlobeOp Financial

GlobeOp Financial Services S.A..

Services S.A. 20041229............................. Flextronics

Nortel Networks

Nortel Networks International Ltd. Corporation.

Limited, Nortel Networks S.A., Nortel Networks Tele. do Brasil Comercio e Servicos Ltda., Nortel Networks Tele. do Brasil Industria e Comeercio Ltda., Nortel Networks UK Limited. 20041233............................. The Warnaco Group, Inc. Doyle & Boissiere Fund Ocean Pacific Apparel I, LLC..

Corp. 20041236............................. Mervyn's Holding, LLC.. Target Corporation..... Mervyn's, Mervyn's Brand. 20041238............................. Public Service

TECO Energy, Inc....... TPS Holdings II, Inc. Enterprise Group Incorporated. 20041240............................. J.M. Huber Corporation. Lehman FG, LLC......... CP Kelco ApS. 20041243............................. Nautic Partners V, L.P. Francis G.Hickey, Jr... Manhattan Digital Corporation. 20041256............................. West Virginia United Gateway Regional Health Gateway Regional Health Health System, Inc.. System, Inc..

System, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--08/17/2004

20041245............................. Wachovia Corporation... Venturi Partners, Inc.. Venturi Partners, Inc. 20041254............................. ASP III Alternative Reservoir Capital

RQ, LLC. Investments, L.P.. Master Fund, L.P.. 20041267............................. Babcock & Brown

Babcock & Brown

Babcock & Brown Holdings Inc..

Associates LLC..

Associates LLC. 20041268............................. Babcock & Brown

Babcock & Brown

Babcock & Brown Associates LLC..

Holdings Inc..

Holdings Inc. 20041272............................. The PNC Financial

Aviation Finance Group, Aviation Finance Group, Services Group, Inc.. LLC..

LLC.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--08/18/2004

20041230............................. Carl C. Icahn.......... Mylan Laboratories, Mylan Laboratories, Inc..

Inc. 20041231............................. James F. Dieberg....... Capital Resource

Loan Source Funding Lenders II, L.P..

Corporation, Small Business Loan Source, Inc. 20041242............................. 2003 Riverside Capital Code, Hennessy &

United Central Appreciation Fund, Simmons III, L.P.. Industrial Supply L.P..

Company, L.L.C. 20041244............................. Quad-C Partners VI, Dubin Clark Fund II, Universal Trailer L.P..

L.P..

Holdings Corp. 20041246............................. Western & Southern Lafayette Life MIHC, Lafayette Life MIHC, Mutual Holding Company. Inc..

Inc. 20041248............................. Clayton, Dubilier & Veolia Environnement APIC Filter GmbH, APIC Rice Fund VI Limited S.A..

SAS, Culligan Partnership.

Corporation, Culligan Espana, S.A., Culligan France SAS, Culligan International (UK) Limited, Culligan Italiana, S.p.A., Culligan N.V., Culligan of Canada, Ltd., Culligan Vostok, Culligan Wassertechnik, GmbH, US Filter Argentina S.A.

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20041249............................. Dynamics Research

CGW Southeast Partners Impact Innovations Corporation.

IV, L.P..

Group LLC. 20041252............................. Venturi Partners, Inc.. Comsys Holding, Inc.... Comsys Holding, Inc. 20041264............................. Boral Limited.......... Ready Mixed Concrete McKinney Concrete Company (RMCC).

Products, LLC, Ready Mixed Concrete Company (RMCC), Sprat-Platte Ranch Co., LLLP.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--08/19/2004

20041183............................. Verizon Communications, Qwest Communications Qwest Wireless L.L.C. Inc..

International Inc.. 20041277............................. Joe Lewis Allbritton... Riggs National

Riggs National Corporation.

Corporation.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--08/20/2004

20041259............................. Avaya, Inc............. Spectel plc............ Spectel plc. 20041271............................. Carlyle Europe Partners Clariant Ltd........... Clariant Corporation II LP. 20041275............................. ASP III Alternative Thomas L. Phillips..... Doctors' Preferred, Investments, L.P..

Inc., Phillips Health, LLC. 20041279............................. William J. McEnery..... Don H. Barden.......... Barden Colorado Gaming, LLC. 20041282............................. New Enterprise

Jeffrey Citron......... Vonage Holdings Associates 10, L.P..

Corporation. 20041283............................. Wells Fargo & Company.. Colleen D. Porterfield. Bates Leasing Company, Ltd., Mile-High Deep Rock Water Company. 20041284............................. Wells Fargo & Company.. Roxanne F. Anderson.... Bates Leasing Company, Ltd., Mile-High Deep Rock Water Company. 20041285............................. Long Point Capital Bank of America

Savage Sports Fund, L.P..

Corporation.

Corporation. 20041293............................. Cooperatieve Centrale Maize Acquisition

Farm Credit Services of Raiffeisen-

Corporation.

America, FLCA; Farm Boerenleenbank B.A..

Credit Services of America, PCA; Maize Acquisition Corporation; Maize Acquisition Corporation II (FLCA). 20041295............................. Sumner M. Redstone..... SportsLine.com, Inc.... SportsLine.com, Inc. 20041299............................. Globix Corporation..... NEON Communications, NEON Communications, Inc..

Inc. 20041301............................. ALLTEL Corporation..... ALLTEL Coropration..... Eau Claire Cellular Telephone Limited Partnership, Raleigh- Durham MSA Limited Partnership.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--08/23/2004

20041200............................. Carlyle Partners III, General Electric

GE Engine Services-- L.P..

Company.

Corporate Aviation, Inc. 20041206............................. Medtronic, Inc......... Coalescent Surgical, Coalescent Surgical, Inc..

Inc. 20041216............................. Teva Pharmaceutical Active Biotech AB...... Active Biotech AB. Industries Ltd. 20041237............................. Gardner Denver, Inc.... Audax Private Equity nash--elmo Corp., nash-- Fund, L.P..

elmo Holdings LLC. 20041269............................. Madison Dearborn

Boise Cascade

BC Brazil Investment Capital Partners IV, Corporation.

Corporation; BC Chile L.P..

Investment Corp.; BCT, Inc.; BC China Corp.; Boise Alljoist Ltd.; Boise Building Products Limited; Boise Cascade do Brasil LTDA, Dr. Lauro Azambuja; Boise Cascade Corporation Chiles, S.A.; Boise Southern Company; Canada, Minnesota, Dakota & Western Railway Company; Compania Industrial Puerto Montt, S.A.; International Falls Power Company; Minidoka Paper Company.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--08/24/2004

20041276............................. R.H. Donnelley

SBC Communications Inc. APIL Partners Corporation.

Partnership, The Don Tech II Partnership. 20041278............................. R.H. Donnelley

R.H. Donnelley

The AM-DON Partnership, Corporation.

Corporation.

The Don Tech II Partnership. 0041297............................ Tootsie Roll

Concord Confections Alpharetta Confections, Industries, Inc..

Inc..

Inc.; Concord Wax, LLC; Impel Movieline Inc.; Terra Rouge Estates Inc. 20041298............................. Marathon Fund Limited VFI Holdings, Inc...... Vitality Foodservice, Partnership IV.

Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--08/25/2004

20041208............................. Flextronics

Northfield Acquisition Northfield Acquisition International Ltd.. Co..

Co.

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20041239............................. Regal-Beloit

General Electric

GE Industrial Systems Corporation.

Company.

Mexico LP, GE Industrial Systems Technology Management, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--08/26/2004

20041250............................. The Garfield Weston Graeme R. Hart......... Burns, Philp Inc. Charitable Foundation. 20041260............................. The Garfield Weston Mr. Graeme R. Hart..... Tone Bros. Inc. Charitable Foundation. 20041262............................. The Sherwin-Williams Bessemer Securities Paint Sundry Brands Company.

LLC..

Corporation. 20041302............................. ALLTEL Corporation..... Telephone and Data Georgia RSA 12 Systems, Inc., Voting Partnership. Trust.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--08/27/2004

20040902............................. The Sherwin-Williams Duron, Inc............. Duron, Inc. Company. 20041291............................. SLM Corporation........ Helios Education

Southwest Student Foundation.

Services Corporation. 20041306............................. Bruckmann, Rosser, SPC Partners II, L.P... Totes Acquisition Sherrill & Co. II,

Corporation. L.P.. 20041307............................. CGW Southeast Partners TRP Investors LP....... TruckPro, Inc. IV, L.P.. 20041308............................. Citigroup Inc.......... Knight Trading Group, Knight Execution Inc..

Partners LLC, Knight Financial Products LLC. 20041310............................. KKR Millennium Fund DLJ Merchant Banking Jostens Holding Corp. L.P..

Partners III, L.P.. 20041320............................. General Electric

W.D. Company, Inc...... Dillard Asset Funding Company.

Company, Dillard Credit Card Master Trust I, Dillard National Bank, Dillard's, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--09/01/2004

20041289............................. FedEx Corporation...... Quad/Graphics, Inc..... Parcel Direct/DDU, Inc., Parcel Direct DDU, LLC, Parcel/ Direct, Inc., Parcel Direct Logistics, Inc., Parcel Direct, LP. 20041304............................. Caterpillar Inc........ Remy International, Williams Technologies, Inc..

Inc. 20041318............................. Mr. Bryan Gentry....... L'Air Liquide SA....... GT&S, LP. 20041323............................. Alvarion Ltd........... interWAVE

interWAVE Communications

Communications International Inc.. International, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--09/02/2004

20041255............................. Symbol Technologies, Matrics, Inc........... Matrics, Inc. Inc..

Transactions Granted Early Termination--09/03/2004

20041261............................. Raytheon Company....... Photon Research

Photon Research Associates, Inc..

Associates, Inc. 20041327............................. Banco Santander Central Abbey National plc..... Abbey National plc. Hispano, S.A.. 20041330............................. DEI Holdings, Inc...... Sanford M. Gross....... Definitive Technology, LLP. 20041339............................. Marquee Holdings, Inc.. AMC Entertainment Inc.. AMC Entertainment Inc. 20041341............................. Macquarie

Macquarie Bank Limited. Macquarie District Infrastructure Assets

Energy Holdings LLC, Trust.

North America Capital Holdings Company. 20041351............................. Tekelec................ Steleus Group, Inc..... Steleus Group, Inc. 20041359............................. Caroline Hunt Trust BMC Industries, Inc.... P.T. Vision-Ease Asia, Estate.

Vision-Ease Canada Ltd., Vision-Ease Lens Europe Ltd., Vision- Ease Lens, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--09/07/2004

20041135............................. General Dynamics

Thyssen-Bornemieza TriPoint Global Corporation.

Continuity Trust.

Communications Inc. 20041326............................. Encore Medical

MPI Holdings, LLC...... Empi, Inc. Corporation. 20041338............................. Green Field II, LLC.... MMM Healthcare, Inc.... MMM Healthcare, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--09/08/2004

20041317............................. The Children's Place The Walt Disney Company TDS Franchising, LLC, Retail Stores, Inc..

The Disney Store, LLC. 20041336............................. The McGraw-Hill

Capital IQ, Inc........ Capital IQ, Inc. Companies, Inc..

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20041348............................. AGL Resources Inc...... American Electric Power Jefferson Island Company, Inc..

Storage & Hub L.L.C. 20041349............................. Ainsworth Lumber Co., Potlatch Corporation... Potlatch Corporation. Ltd. 20041355............................. HKW Capital Partners Maxon Corporation...... Maxon Corporation. II, L.P..

Transactions Granted Early Termination--09/09/2004

20041322............................. Michael E. Heisley, Sr. Ivaco Inc.............. Ifastgroupe and Company, Limited Partnership, Ifastgroupe Realty Inc., IFC (Fasteners) Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--09/10/2004

20041292............................. The Pepsi Bottling Seltzer & Rydholm, Inc. Seltzer & Rydholm, Inc. Group, Inc.. 20041311............................. Merck & Co., Inc....... DOV Pharmaceutical, DOV Pharmaceutical 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 Donald S. Clark, Secretary.

[FR Doc. 04-21688 Filed 9-27-04; 8:45 am]

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