Premerger notification waiting periods; early terminations,

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

[Notices]

[Page 18908-18911]

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 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--02/23/2004

20040346............................. Ryder System, Inc...... Ruan Financial

Ruan Leasing Company. Corporation.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--02/24/2004

20040482............................. Citadel Broadcasting Albert J. Kaneb........ KIX Broadcasting, Inc, Corporation.

KOOL Broadcasting, Inc. 20040492............................. Royal Bank of Scotland People's Mutual

People's Bank. Group plc.

Holdings.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--02/25/2004

20040472............................. Weston Presidio Capital HWH Capital Partners, NBC Acquisition Corp. IV, L.P.

L.P. 20040497............................. Perseus Market

Workflow Management, Workflow Management, Opportunity Fund, L.P. Inc.

Inc.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--02/26/2004

20040114............................. Poydras Street

Miller Brands of

Pearce Beverage Investors L.L.C.

Phoenix, LLC.

Company, LLC. 20040431............................. Anthem, Inc............ WellPoint Health

WellPoint Health Networks Inc.

Networks Inc. 20040432............................. Leonard D. Schaeffer... Anthem, Inc............ Anthem, Inc. 20040455............................. Poydras Street

Zeb Pearce Companies... Pearce Beverage Investors L.L.C.

Company, LLC. 20040489............................. William A. Goldring.... Miller Brands of

Pearce Beverage Phoenix, LLC.

Company, LLC. 20040490............................. William A. Goldring.... Zeb Pearce Companies... Pearce Beverage Company, LLC.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--02/27/2004

20040372............................. Masonite International The Stanley Works...... The Stanley Works. Corporation. 20040498............................. ChoicePoint Inc........ iMapData.com, Inc...... iMapData.com, Inc. 20040510............................. Boyd Gaming Corporation Harrah's Entertainment, Red River Entertainment Inc.

of Shreveport Partnership. 20040515............................. GTCR Fund VIII, L.P.... Bonita Bay Holdings, Prestige Brands Inc.

International, Inc. 20040518............................. Kennametal Inc......... Conforma Clad Inc...... Conforma Clad Inc.

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20040521............................. DaimlerChrysler AG..... Mitsubishi Fuso Truck Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation. and Bus Corporation. 20040522............................. California Amplifier, Vytek Corporation...... Vytek Corporation. Inc.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--03/02/2004

20040463............................. Capital Environmental Florida Recycling

Florida Recycling Resource Inc.

Services, Inc., an Services, Inc., an Illinois corporation. Illinois corporation. 20040483............................. Connetics Corporation.. Fritz Gerber........... Hoffman-La Roche Inc. 20040516............................. Nexfor Inc............. MeadWestvaco

Northwood Panelboard Corporation.

Company. 20040520............................. Yucaipa Corporate

Piccadilly Cafeterias, Piccadilly Cafeterias, Initiatives Fund I, Inc.

Inc. L.P.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--03/04/2004

20040466............................. Lap Shun (John) Hui.... Gateway, Inc........... Gateway, Inc. 20040467............................. Gateway, Inc........... Lap Shun (John) Hui.... EM Holdings, Inc. 20040502............................. Dycom Industries, Inc.. The Berwind Company LLC Prince Telecom Holdings, Inc. 20040504............................. Fenway Partners Capital Castle Harlan Partners American Achievement Fund II, L.P.

III, L.P.

Corporation. 20040507............................. Mitsui & Co., Ltd...... Roger S. Penske........ United Auto Group, Inc.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--03/05/2004

20040473............................. JP Morgan Chase & Co... Bank One Corporation... Bank One Corporation. 20040524............................. J.W. Childs Equity RCS MediaGroup S.p.A... Edera Inc., J A Apparel Partners III, L.P.

Corp., Nashawena Mills Corp., Riverside Manufacturing Corp. 20040544............................. MBNA Corporation....... Sky Financial Group, Sky Financial Inc.

Solutions, Inc.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--03/08/2004

20040491............................. American International El Paso Corporation.... Bonneville Pacific Group, Inc.

Corporation, Cambria Clean Coal, LLC, Dartmouth Power Holding Company, LLC, Vandolah Holding Company, LLC. 20040513............................. Swiss Reinsurance

Loews Corporation...... CNA International Life Company.

Corp., Continental Assurance Company. 20040514............................. I-trax, Inc............ Meridian Occupational Meridian Occupational Healthcare Associates, Healthcare Associates, Inc.

Inc. 20040530............................. Dow Jones & Company, Wicks Communications & VentureOne Corporation, Inc.

Media Partners, L.P. Wicks Business Information, LLC. 20040532............................. General Catalyst Group Verizon Communications BBNT Solutions LLC. III, L.P.

Inc. 20040535............................. Port Blakely Tree Farms President and Fellows Rainier Mineral Company (Limited Partnership). of Harvard College. LLC, Rainier Timber Company, LLC. 20040538............................. GENESCO Inc............ Hat World Corporation.. Hat World Corporation. 20040541............................. CIENA Corporation...... Catena Networks, Inc... Catena Networks, Inc. 20040547............................. Curative Health

Thoma Cressey Fund VII, Critical Care Systems, Services, Inc.

L.P.

Inc. 20040549............................. Tekelec................ Taqua, Inc............. Taqua, Inc. 20040555............................. GTCR Fund VII, L.P..... Fifth Third Bancorp.... Fifth Third Bank. 20040568............................. KRG Capital Fund II, FleetBoston Financial Interior Specialists, L.P.

Corporation.

Inc.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--03/09/2004

20040480............................. Fidelity National

Willis Stein &

Aurum Technology Inc. Financial, Inc.

Partners, II, L.P. 20040481............................. Willis Stein &

Fidelity National

Fidelity National Partners, II, L.P. Financial, Inc.

Financial, Inc. 20040546............................. Neurocrine Biosciences, Wyeth.................. Wyeth Holdings Inc.

Corporation.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--03/10/2004

20040551............................. CIENA Corporation...... Sprout Capital IX, L.P. Internet Photonics, Inc.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--03/11/2004

20040495............................. Rent-A-Center, Inc..... Rainbow Rentals, Inc... Rainbow Rentals, Inc. 20040536............................. Merck & Co., Inc....... Aton Pharma, Inc....... Aton Pharma, Inc. 20040552............................. Calpine Corporation.... Brazosvalley SP LP LLC. Brazos Valley Energy LP, Brazos Valley Special Purpose GP Ltd. Partnership, Brazos Valley Special Purpose LP Ltd. Partnership, Brazos Valley Technology LP. 20040554............................. BlueScope Steel Limited Butler Manufacturing Butler Manufacturing Company.

Company. 20040559............................. Aurora Equity Partners AK Steel Holding

Douglas Dynamics, II L.P.

Corporation.

L.L.C.

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TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--03/12/2004

20040540............................. Ariba, Inc............. FreeMarkets, Inc....... FreeMarkets, Inc. 20040567............................. The Amex Membership National Association of American Stock Corporation.

Securities Dealers, Exchange, LLC. Inc. 20040570............................. Freedom Communications, Freedom Communications, Freedom Newspapers, Inc.

Inc.

Lima News. 20040583............................. Global Private Equity Long Term Holdings, Inc Long Term Holdings, IV, LP.

Inc. 20040595............................. Adelphia Business

Adelphia Communications ACC Telecommunications, Solutions, Inc. dba Corporation (debtor in LLC, ACC TelCove.

possession).

Telecommunications of Virginia, LLC, Adelphia Cable Partners, L.P., Adelphia Cablevision, LLC, Adelphia Cablevision of New York, Inc., Adelphia Cablevision of West Palm Beach IV, LLC, Adelphia California Cablevision, LLC, Adelphia Central Pennsylvania, LLC, Better TV, Inc. of Bennington, Chelsea Communications, LLC, FrontierVision Access Partners, LLC, Lake Champlain Cable Television Corporation, Mountain Cable Company, LP, Multi-Channel TV Cable Company; Grand Island Cable, Inc., Scranton Cablevision, Inc., Southeast Florida Cable, Inc., Telesat Acquisition, LLC, UCA, LLC, Young's Cable TV Corporation. 20040596............................. Group 1 Automotive, Inc Mr. Charles G. Peterson FLT, Inc., Folsom Lake Used Car Outlet, Inc., Rancho Imports, RMH, LLC.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--03/16/2004

20040500............................. Gerald W. Schwartz..... General Electric

LAC Holding Corp. Company. 20040501............................. Juniper Networks, Inc.. NetScreen Technologies, NetScreen Technologies, Inc.

Inc. 20040537............................. Hewlett-Packard Company Novadigm, Inc.......... Novadigm, Inc. 20040542............................. Fisher Scientific

Dr. Stephen A. Scaringe Dharmacon, Inc. International Inc. 20040594............................. Thomas Weisel Capital Trover Solutions, Inc.. Trover Solutions, Inc. Partners, L.P.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--03/17/2004

20040586............................. Boyd Gaming Corporation Coast Casinos, Inc..... Coast Casinos, Inc.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--03/18/2004

20040572............................. Cytyc Corporation...... Novacept............... Novacept. 20040573............................. DigitalNet Holdings, Yong K. Kim............ User Technology Inc.

Associates, Inc. 20040577............................. CapitalSource, Inc..... Security Leasing

Security Leasing Partners, L.P.

Partners, L.P. 20040584............................. Michael J. Gaughan..... Boyd Gaming Corporation Boyd Gaming Corporation. 20040585............................. Franklin Toti.......... Boyd Gaming Corporation Boyd Gaming Corporation.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--03/19/2004

20040519............................. Cable Design

Belden, Inc............ Belden Inc. Technologies Corporation. 20040576............................. Charles W. Ergen....... Gemstar-TV Guide

SpaceCom Systems, Inc., International, Inc. Superstar/Netlink Group LLC, Telluride Cablevision, Inc., United Video TV, Inc., UV Corp., UVTV-A, Inc., UVTV-X, Inc. 20040587............................. PP Acquisition

Golder, Thoma Cressey Polypore, Inc. Corporation.

Fund III, L.P. 20040593............................. Lightbridge, Inc....... InfoSpace, Inc......... Authorize.Net Corporation. 20040598............................. Temasek Holdings

ChipPAC, Inc........... ChipPAC, Inc. (Private) Limited. 20040599............................. Warburg Pincus Private ConocoPhillips......... ConocoPhillips Company. Equity VIII, L.P. 20040600............................. Robin J. Hardie........ Freedom Communications, Freedom Communications, Inc.

Inc. 20040601............................. KKR Millennium Fund LP. UniSource Energy

UniSource Energy Corporation.

Corporation. 20040606............................. Fidelity National

Fidelity National

Hansen Quality, LLC. Financial, Inc.

Financial, Inc. 20040607............................. Thomas H. Lee Equity The Nu-Gro Corporation. The Nu-Gro Corporation. Fund IV, L.P. 20040617............................. MemberWorks

Lavalife Inc........... Lavalife Inc. Incorporated. 20040619............................. Ask Jeeves, Inc........ Interactive Search Interactive Search Holdings, Inc.

Holdings, Inc. 20040622............................. Threshie Limited

Freedom Communications, Freedom Communications, Partnership.

Inc.

Inc. 20040623............................. Sun Microsystems, Inc.. Andreas Bechtolsheim... Kealia, Inc.

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20040624............................. NdTV Holdings, LLC..... Vivendi Universal, S.A. NWI Cable, Inc., NWI Direct, Inc., NWI Network, Inc., NWI Television, Inc., NWI Vision, Inc., Universal Television Network.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--03/22/2004

20040566............................. Yell Group PLC......... Roberta Feist.......... Feist Publications, Inc. 20040581............................. KKR Millennium Fund L.P Sealy Corporation...... Sealy Corporation. 20040588............................. American Capital

Sentinel Capital

Cottman Transmission Strategies, Ltd.

Partners II, L.P.

Systems, LLC. 20040603............................. Atlantic Equity

Genstar Capital, ULC... Prestolite Electric Partners III, L.P.

Holding, Inc. 20040615............................. Koch Industries, Inc... Georgia-Pacific

Brunswick Pulp & Paper Corporation.

Company, Scott Timber Company, Georgia- Pacific Asia (Hong Kong), Georgia-Pacific GmbH, Leaf River Forest Products, Inc., LRC Timber, Inc., Old Agusta Railroad Company. 20040618............................. CGI Group Inc.......... American Management American Management Systems, Incorporated. Systems, Incorporated. 20040626............................. C/R BPL Investment Glenmoor, Ltd.......... Glenmoor, Ltd. Partnership II, L.P.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--03/23/2004

20040627............................. International Business Trigo Technologies, Inc Trigo Technologies, Machines Corp.

Inc.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--03/24/2004

20040582............................. Gryphon Partners II, Jack C. Priegel........ Autotronic Controls L.P.

Corporation.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--03/26/2004

20040448............................. Dental Service of

MOA Investments, LLC... Doral Dental USA, LLC. Massachusetts, Inc. 20040561............................. Mayne Group Limited.... AAIPharma Inc.......... aaiPharma LLC and AAI Properties, Inc. 20040602............................. Heroux-Devtek Inc...... Guinn Dale Crousen..... Progressive Incorporated, Promilling, L.P. 20040625............................. Duke Energy Corporation ConocoPhillips......... ConocoPhillips Company. 20040644............................. Intersil Corporation... Xicor, Inc............. Xicor, Inc.

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. Donald S. Clark, Secretary.

[FR Doc. 04-8089 Filed 4-8-04; 8:45 am]

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