Premerger notification waiting periods; early terminations,

 
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[Federal Register: November 23, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 225)]

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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--10/12/2004

20041428............................. GS Capital Partners CSA Acquisition Corp... CSA Acquisition Corp. 2000, L.P. 20041429............................. Cypress Merchant

CSA Acquisition Corp... CSA Acquisition Corp. Banking Partners II, L.P. 20041430............................. Cypress Merchant

Cooper Tire & Rubber Cooper-Standard Banking Partners II, Company.

Automotive, Inc. and L.P.

other subsidiaries. 20041437............................. James N. Stanard....... RenaissanceRe Holdings RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.

Ltd. 20041439............................. The PNC Financial

MetLife, Inc........... SSRM Holdings, Inc. Services Group, Inc. 20041472............................. JLL Partners Fund IV, The Marco Group, Inc... The Marco Group, Inc. L.P. 20050008............................. Dave & Buster's, Inc... J.W. Childs Equity Jillian's Entertainment Partners, L.P.

Holdings, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/14/2004

20041411............................. BAE Systems plc........ DigitalNet Holdings, DigitalNet Holdings, Inc.

Inc. 20041465............................. CB Riley Investor LLC.. MFA Limited Partnership LNR Property Corporation.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/15/2004

20041433............................. JLL Partners Fund IV, Long Point Capital CHI Holdings, Inc. L.P.

Fund, L.P. 20041435............................. U.S.I. Holdings

Summit Global Partners, Summit Global Partners, Corporation.

Inc.

Inc. 20041444............................. TRM Corporation........ eFunds Corporation..... eFunds Corporation. 20050007............................. Broadlane, Inc......... National Oncology, National Oncology, Alliance, Inc.

Alliance, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/18/2004

20050015............................. Westmoreland Coal

E.ON AG................ Westmoreland--LG&E Company.

Partners. 20050023............................. Triton PCS Holdings, SBC Communications, Inc AT&T Wireless Services, Inc.

Inc., Cingular Wireless LLC.

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20050024............................. SBC Communications, Inc Triton PCS Holdings, Triton PCS Equipment Inc.

Company, L.L.C., Triton PCS, Inc., Triton PCS License Company, L.L.C., Triton PCS Operating Company, L.L.C. 20050025............................. Deseret Management Emmis Communications Emmis Radio License, Corporation.

Corporation.

LLC, Emmis Radio, LLC. 20050026............................. Emmis Communications Deseret Management Bonneville Holding Corporation.

Corporation.

Company, Bonneville International Corporation. 20050027............................. Abbott Laboratories.... North Castle Partners Natural Supplement II, L.P.

Association, Inc. 20050032............................. Alliance Data Systems Carlyle Partners III, The Relizon e-CRM Corporation.

L.P.

Company. 20050035............................. Fortstmann Little & Co. Imagine Parent Corp.... Imagine Parent Corp. Equity Partnership VII, L.P. 20050036............................. Sol Price.............. PriceSmart, Inc........ PriceSmart, Inc. 20050037............................. Alcatel................ Spatial Communications Spatial Communications Technologies, Inc. Technologies, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/19/2004

20041457............................. Fortress Investment GreenPoint Financial c/o GreenPoint Fund II, LLC.

Corp.

Financial Corp., GreenPoint Agency, Inc., GreenPoint Credit, LLC, GreenPoint Credit of Mississippi, LLC. 20050033............................. Forstmann Little & Co. Family Marital Trust c/ IMG Worldwide, Inc. Equity Partners VII, o the Mark H. L.P.

McCormick Trust. 20050034............................. Forstmann Little & Co. Imagine Parent Corp.... Imagine Parent Corp. Subordinated Debt & Equity Management. 20050044............................. Scandent Holdings

Aon Corporation........ Cambridge Integrated Mauritius Limited.

Services Group, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/20/2004

20050045............................. Williams Lea Group Browne & Co., Inc...... Browne Business Limited.

Solutions, Inc 20050054............................. Stewart A. Resnick & David H. Gilmour....... Fiji Water Holdings, Lynda Rae Resnick.

LLC. 20050060............................. Iron Mountain

Connected Corporation.. Connected Corporation. Incorporated.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/21/2004

20050021............................. Herbst Gaming, Inc..... Estate of William M. Mark Twain Casino, Grace.

L.L.C., St. Joseph Riverboat Partners. 20050022............................. Herbst Gaming, Inc..... ALS Enterprise......... Mark Twain Casino, L.L.C. 20050028............................. United Technologies Kidde plc.............. Kidde plc. Corporation. 20050065............................. Doughty Hanson & Co IV OCM Principal

Tumi Holdings, Inc. Limited.

Opportunities Fund II, L.P.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/22/2004

20050055............................. Patni Computer Systems Cymbal Corporation..... Cymbal Corporation. Limited. 20050056............................. Apollo Investment Fund Sirius Satellite Radio Sirius Satellite Radio IV, L.P.

Inc.

Inc. 20050062............................. Credit-Based Asset National City

The Provident Bank. Servicing and

Corporation. Securitization LLC. 20050063............................. Roper Industries, Inc.. TransCore Holdings, Inc TransCore Holdings, Inc. 20050070............................. TCV V, L.P............. eHarmony.com, Inc...... eHarmony.com, Inc. 20050078............................. Carlyle Partners III, Verizon Communications, Verizon HoldCo, LLC. Hawaii, L.P.

Inc. 20050083............................. The Edward W. Scripps Glenn R. Jones......... Great American Country, Trust.

Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/25/2004

20050072............................. SBC Communications, Inc Lawrence D. Canarelli.. http://www.yellowpages.com.

Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/27/2004

20041445............................. Delhaize Group......... Victory Distributors, Victory Distributors, Inc.

Inc. 20041454............................. Hughes Supply, Inc..... Southwest Power, Inc... Southwest Power, Inc. 20041455............................. Hughes Supply, Inc..... Western States

Western States Electric, Inc.

Electric, Inc. 20050012............................. Harbert Distressed J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Polaroid Holding Investment Offshore

Company. Fund, Ltd. 20050013............................. Harbert Distressed Leap Wireless

Leap Wireless Investment Offshore International, Inc. International, Inc. Fund, Ltd. 20050019............................. Integrated Alarm

Tyco International, Ltd National Alarm Computer Services Group, Inc.

Center, Inc. 20050038............................. Harbert Distressed NorthWestern

NorthWestern Investment Offshore Corporation.

Corporation. Fund, Ltd.

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20050046............................. Ares Corporate

KTIN Holdings, LLC..... KTIN Holdings, LLC. Opportunities Fund, L.P. 20050047............................. Segal Projects, LLC.... NRG Energy, Inc........ LSP Equipment, LLC., LSP-Kendall Energy, LLC. 20050048............................. ArcLight Energy

Allegheny Energy, Inc.. Monongohela Power Partners Fund II, L.P.

Company, Mountaineer Gas Company. 20050067............................. Ares Corporate

Samsonite Corporation.. Samsonite Corporation. Opportunities Fund, L.P. 20050068............................. Harris Corporation..... Encoda Systems

Encoda Systems Holdings, Inc.

Holdings, Inc. 20050074............................. Macquarie

Macquarie Global

Macquarie Airports Infrastructure Company Infrastructure Fund A. North America Inc., Trust.

Macquarie Americas Parking Corporation. 20050075............................. TPG Partner IV, L.P.... Enron Corp. (Debtor in Portland General Possession).

Electric Company. 20050076............................. Macquarie

Macquarie Global

Macquarie Airports Infrastructure Company Infrastructure Fund B. North America Inc., Trust.

Macquarie Americas Parking Corporation. 20050080............................. Vulcan Materials

Vulcan Materials

Vulcan Chloralkali, Company.

Company.

LLC. 20050084............................. AAFK Acquisition, Inc.. K&F Industries, Inc.... K&F Industries, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/29/2004

20041442............................. Olympus Growth Fund IV, Three Cities Fund III, Meridian Rail L.P.

L.P.

Acquisition Corp. 20041459............................. BAE Systems plc........ Alphatech, Inc......... Alphatech, Inc. 20050003............................. Fidelity National

InterCept, Inc......... InterCept, Inc. Financial, Inc. 20050040............................. GlaxoSmithKline plc.... Human Genome Sciences, Human Genome Sciences, Inc.

Inc. 20050064............................. Wells Fargo & Company.. Richard S. Strong...... Strong Capital Management, Inc., Strong Financial Corporation, Strong Investments, Inc., Strong Investor Services, Inc., Strong Retirement Plan Services, Inc. 20050089............................. Windsor Food Company, Fremont Partners III, SBI Holdings, Inc. Ltd.

L.P. 20050091............................. AB Holdings Inc........ Kenneth R. Thomson..... Thomson Media Inc. 20050093............................. Pfizer, Inc............ GOJO Industries, Inc... GOJO Indusries, 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. 04-25934 Filed 11-22-04; 8:45 am]

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