Meetings: Premerger notification waiting periods; early terminations,

 
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[Federal Register: December 31, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 251)]

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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 Improvement Acts 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--09/30/2002

20021184.......................... Ripplewood Partners, Robert H. Baker......... All American Chevrolet, L.P..

Inc. Bob Baker Automative, Inc. Bob Baker Automative, Inc. Bob Baker Imports, Inc. Bob Baker Volkswagen, Inc. El Cajon Luxury Cars, Inc. University Ford, Inc. 20021187.......................... Berkshire Hathaway Inc.. Comdisco Holding Company Comdisco Holding Company Inc..

Inc. 20021189.......................... Lumina Parent S.A.R.L... Schneider Electric S.A.. Legrand S.A. 20021193.......................... FdG Capital Partners LLC Enron Corp. (Debtor-in- Enron Corp. (Debtor-in- Possession).

Possession) 20021196.......................... TPG Partners III, L.P... SAirGroup AG............ Gate Gourmet Holding AG. 20021198.......................... J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.. Federated Department Arizona Mail Order, Inc. Stores, Inc.. Bedford Fair Apparel, Inc. Family Farm Gifts, Inc. Figi's Gifts, Inc. Figi's Inc. Figi's Mail Order Gifts, Inc. LM&B Catalog, Inc. PC Flowers & Gifts.com LLC. 20021200.......................... Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Christos N. Kritikos.... Ceres Terminals Kaisha.

Incorporated.

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Equipvest LLC. 20021201.......................... TransCanada Pipelines Limestone Electron Trust Manchief Power Company Limited.

LLC.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/01/2002

20021056.......................... E.I. duPont de Nemours ChemFirst Inc........... ChemFirst Inc. and Company.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/03/2002

20021197.......................... SPX Corporation......... Vance International, Vance International, Inc. Employee Stock Inc. Ownership Plan.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/04/2002

20021152.......................... International Business ACCESS360............... ACCESS360. Machines Corporation. 20021163.......................... Medtronic, Inc.......... Spinal Dynamics

Spinal Dynamics Corporation.

Corporation. 20021183.......................... Warburg, Pincus Equity Centerpulse Ltd......... Sulzer Intra Partners, L.P..

Therapeutics Inc. 20021202.......................... General Electric Company Castle Harlan Partners Ion Track, Inc. III. L.P.. 20021204.......................... Blue Holdings Corp...... Vivendi Environment, S.A U.S. Filter Distribution Group, Inc. 20021206.......................... Provimlux Investments Intalenergia S.p.A...... Provimi S.A. 20021207.......................... Atlantic Equity

Carl F. Paul, c/o

Golfsmith International, Partners, III, LP.

Golfsmith International Inc. Inc. 20021209.......................... Linsalata Capital

H.I.G. Investment Group Potpourri Holdings, Inc. Partners Fund IV, L.P.. L.P.. 20021210.......................... J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.. Blue Holdings

Blue Holdings Corporation.

Corporation. 20021211.......................... Thomas H. Lee Equity Blue Holdings Corp...... Blue Holdings Corp. Fund, V. L.P. 20021213.......................... Cooperative Centrale CIT Group Inc........... Picker Financial Group, Raiffeisen-

L.L.C. Boerenleenbank B.A. 20021214.......................... Cooperative Centrale Koninklijke Philips Picker Financial Group, Raiffeisen-

Electronics N.V..

L.L.C. Boerenleenbank B.A. 20021222.......................... James D. Reigle Trust Illinois Tool Works Inc. Premark WB Holdings, dated December 15, 1978.

Inc. The West Bend Company.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/08/2002

20021216.......................... Avery Dennison

L&E Packaging, LLC...... L&E Packaging, LLC. Corporation.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/10/2002

20021224.......................... Home Depot, Inc. (The).. Brian J. Whitehead...... DuraFloors, Inc. Floor of Florida, LLC. Floors, Inc. Supply Expo, L.P. 20021226.......................... Home Depot, Inc......... Arvada Hardwood Floor Arvada Hardwood Floor Company.

Company. Furniture to Go, L.P. L.P. Home Solutions by Arvada Hardwood LLC. 20030001.......................... New England Medical Lifespan of

New England Medical Center, Inc.

Massachusetts, Inc. Center Hospitals, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/15/2002

20021180.......................... US Investigations

VS&A Communications The Official Information Services, Inc.

Partners II, L.P.

Company. 20021217.......................... Combe Incorporated...... Byrnwood Partners II J.B. Williams Company, L.P..

Inc. 20030004.......................... Finmeccanica S.p.A...... Olivetti S.p.A.......... Telespazio S.p.A. 20030007.......................... Harrah's Entertainment, LAD LLC................. Louisiana Downs, Inc. Inc. 20030010.......................... Bain Capital Fund VII, Georgia-Pacific

UWW Holdings, Inc. L.P.

Corporation. 20030011.......................... Amer Group Plc.......... Illinois Tool Works Inc. Precor Incorporated. Precor Products Limited. Precor Sportgerate GmbH. 20030015.......................... Waddell & Reed

Paul G. Desmarais....... Ivy Acquisition Corp. Financial, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/16/2002

20030008.......................... Oak Investment Partners New SAC................. XIOtech Corporation. X. 20030009.......................... Professor Kurt Jenny.... Kosan Biosciences, Inc.. Kosan Biosciences, Inc. 20030018.......................... TWI Holdings, Inc....... Dag Landvik c/o

Tempur World, Inc. Fagerdala Industri AB 20030019.......................... TA IX L.P............... TWI Holdings, Inc....... TWI Holdings, Inc. 20030020.......................... Enzon, Inc.............. Elan Corporation, plc... Elan Corporation, plc. 20030022.......................... Bookham Technology plc.. Nortel Networks

Nortel Networks Corporation.

Corporation.

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20030024.......................... GTCR Fund VII, L.P...... Getronics NV............ Getronics Government Solutions, L.L.C.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/18/2002

20030021.......................... Gryphon Partners II, L.P Nobel Learning

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc.

Communities, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/22/2002

20030028.......................... AdvancePCS.............. Accordant Health

Accordant Health Services, Inc.

Services, Inc. 20030032.......................... General Motors

Royal Dutch Petroleum Shell Capital Inc. Corporation.

Company. 20030035.......................... Tom T. Gores............ Koninklijke Philips HC Products, LLC. Electronics N.V.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/23/2002

20021223.......................... Berkshire Hathaway Inc.. Doris and Jay

The Pampered Chef, Ltd. Christopher.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/24/2002

20021205.......................... AIG Highstar Capital, The Williams Companies, Western Frontier L.P.

Inc.

Pipeline Company, LLC. Williams Gas Pipelines Central, Inc. 20030014.......................... Carlyle Partners III, Invensys plc............ Brook Hansen France L.P.

Sales S.A.R.L. Brook Hansen, S.A. Changzhou Hansen Jiangling Transmissions Co. Ltd. Clarkson Industries Inc. M.C.C. Holding B.V. Prager Incorporated. Rexnord A/S. Rexnord AB. Rexnord Corporation. Rexnord Correntes Ltda. Rexnord do Brasil Industrial Ltda. Rexnord France S.A.R.L. Rexnord GmbH. Rexnord Marbett SpA. Rexnord NV. Stephan GmbH. 20030025.......................... Fidelity National

Eastern Financial

Eastern Financial Financial, Inc.

Systems, Inc.

Systems, Inc. 20030031.......................... Blue Point Capital

Generation Capital

LVI Holding Corporation. Partners, L.P.

Partners, L.P. 20030037.......................... Documentum, Inc......... eRoom Technology, Inc... eRoom Technology, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/25/2002

20030041.......................... The Alpine Group, Inc... Superior TeleCom Inc.... DNE Systems Inc. Superior Telecommunications Inc. Texas SUT Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/29/2002

20020861.......................... Nucor Corporation....... Birmingham Steel

Birmingham Southeast, Corporation.

LLC. Port Everglades Steel Corporation. 20021126.......................... Carl C. Icahn........... XO Communications, Inc.. XO Communications, Inc 20030030.......................... Plum Creek Timber

Stora Enso Oyj.......... Stora Enso North America Company, Inc.

Corporation. 20030046.......................... Cooperatieve Centrale Occidental Petroleum Occidental Overseas Raiffeisen-

Corporation.

Operations, Inc. Boerenleenbank B.A.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/30/2002

20030003.......................... Eaton Corporation....... Dana Corporation........ Dana Corporation.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--10/31/2002

20021225.......................... Bergemann GmbH.......... ABB Ltd................. ABB Inc. ABB Meeting Holdings Ltd. 20030023.......................... Buckeye Partners, L.P... Colonial Pipeline Co.... Colonial Pipeline Co.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/01/2002

20030039.......................... Kelso Investments

BCO Holding Company..... BCO Holding Company. Associates VI, L.P. 20030043.......................... IOI Corporation Berhad.. Unilever N.V............ Loders Croklaan Business. 20030044.......................... The Stanley Works....... Russell C. Best and Best Lock Corporation. Mariea L. Best, as husband and wife.

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20030045.......................... AGCO Corporation........ SPX Corporation......... Sunflower Manufacturing Company, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/04/2002

20030048.......................... Triton PCS Holdings, Inc AT&T Wireless Services, AT&T Wireless PCS Inc. Inc. 20030049.......................... ENEL S.p.A.............. Central Vermont Public Gauley River Management Service Corporation. Corporation. Gauley River Power Partners, L.P. 20030050.......................... Banque Federate des Arnhold and S.

Arnhold and S. Banques.

Bleichroeder Holdings, Bleichroeder, Inc. Inc. 20030051.......................... Arnhold and S.

Banque Federale Des Natexis Banques Bleichroeder Holdings, Banquest Populaires. Populaires. Inc. 20030053.......................... Brown & Brown, Inc...... Donald E. Martin........ Chartered Financial Services Corporation. 20030054.......................... Clayton, Dubilier & Ride Kinko's Inc............. Kinko's Inc. Fund VI Limited Partnership. 20030056.......................... Microsoft Corporation... Vicinity Corporation.... Vicinity Corporation. 20030057.......................... Adventist Health System Adventist Health Mid- Adventist Health Mid- Sunbelt.

America, Inc.

America, Inc. 20030058.......................... GS Capital Partners R.H. Donnelley

R.H. Donnelley 2000, L.P.

Corporation.

Corporation. 20030060.......................... GILDEMEISTER

ThyssenKrupp AG......... ThyssenKrupp Metal Aktiengesellshaft.

Cutting GmbH. 20030061.......................... Bucher Industries AG.... Knight Manufacturing Knight Manufacturing Corporation.

Corporation.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/05/2002

20030063.......................... GROWMARK, Inc........... Agway, Inc.............. Agway, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/07/2002

20030033.......................... NetlQ Corporation....... PentaSafe Security

PentaSafe Security Technologies, Inc.

Technologies, Inc. 20030047.......................... Lake Carnegie, LLC...... Walcott Partners, L.P... Celtics Basketball, L.P. 20030065.......................... ONEOK, Inc.............. Southern Union Company.. Southern Union Company. 20030070.......................... Lucent Technologies Inc. Solectron Corporation... Solectron Corporation.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/12/2002

20030081.......................... Spectrum Equity

RCN Corporation......... RCN Telecom Services, Investors IV, L.P.

Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/13/2002

20030082.......................... RF Micro Devices, Inc... Resonext Communications, Resonext Communications, Inc.

Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/15/2002

20030042.......................... Liberty Media

ACTV, Inc............... ACTVN, Inc. Corporation.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/19/2002

20030083.......................... Insight Communications AT&T Corp............... InterMedia Partners Company, Inc.

Southeast. 20030086.......................... Temasek Holdings

Global Crossing Ltd..... Global Crossing Ltd. (Private) Limited.

(New). 20030087.......................... Hutchison Whampoa

Global Crossing Ltd..... Global Crossing Ltd. Limited.

(New). 20030089.......................... Grant Prideco, Inc...... Schlumberger Limited.... Reed-Hycalog Operating, L.P. 20030090.......................... Schlumberger Limited.... Grant Prideco, Inc...... Grant Prideco, Inc. 20030096.......................... Health Management

Monterra Health System, Aracoma Medical Associates, Inc.

Inc.

Foundation, Inc. The Logan Medical Foundation. 20030097.......................... General Electric Company Cablevision System

Bravo Company. Corporation. Bravo Holding Corporation. Bravo II Holding Corporation. 20030098.......................... Nautic Partners, V, L.P. Summit Venture IV, L.P.. HRI Holdings Corp. 20030101.......................... LifePoint Hospitals, Inc Monterra Health System, Aracoma Medical Inc.

Foundation, Inc. The Logan Medical Foundation.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/20/2002

20030068.......................... First Reserve Fund IX, Quanta Services, Inc.... Quanta Services, Inc. L.P. 20030094.......................... Mitsubishi Corporation.. Newco Corporation....... Newco Corporation. 20030107.......................... The Berwind Company LLC. Hunt Corporation........ Hunt Corporation.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/21/2002

20020432.......................... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.... Supermercados Amigo, Inc Supermercados Amigo, Inc. 20030064.......................... KSM Aquisition Company, Metromedia International Snapper, Inc. L.P.

Group, Inc.

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Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/22/2002

20030078.......................... King Pharmaceuticals, Meridian Medical

Meridian Medical Inc.

Technologies, Inc.

Technologies, Inc. 20030084.......................... DRS Technologies, Inc... Paravant Inc............ Paravant Inc. 20030088.......................... Guidant Corporation..... Novartis AG............. Novartis AG. 20030115.......................... Meredith Corporation.... PRIMEDIA, Inc........... PRIMEDIA, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/25/2002

20030092.......................... Northern Trust

Deutsche Bank AG........ Deutsche Asset Corporation.

Management (Australia) Ltd. Deutsche Asset Management Investment Services Ltd. Deutsche Asset Management Japan Limited. Deutsche Asset Management Life & Pensions Ltd. Deutsche Asset Management Limited. Deutsche Asset Management, Inc. Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas. Deutsche Investment Management Americas Inc. Deutsche Trust Bank Limited. Deutsche Trust Company. Deutsche Unit Trust Managers Limited. 20030103.......................... Prudential Financial, TMW Real Estate Group, TMW Investments, Inc. Inc.

LLC. TMW Real Estate Group, LLC. TMW Real Estate Management, Inc. 20030110.......................... James E. Stephenson..... Carlton Company......... Carlton Company. 20030116.......................... SSA Investor, LLC....... Infinium Software, Inc.. Infinium Software, Inc. 20030118.......................... Fisherv, Inc............ Electronic Data Systems EDS Information Corporation.

Services, LLC. EDS Resource Management Corporation. 20030120.......................... SECOM Co., Ltd.......... Futurelogic Incorporated Futurelogic Incorporated.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/27/2002

20020840.......................... Hitachi, Ltd............ International Business Holdco. Machines Corporation. 20030059.......................... BAE Systems plc......... Condor Pacific

Condor Pacific Industries, Inc.

Industries, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/02/2002

20030075.......................... Borland Software

TogetherSoft Corporation TogetherSoft Corporation.

Corporation.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/03/2002

20030108.......................... Community Health

HCA, Inc................ HCA, Inc. Systems, Inc. 20030109.......................... Community Health

Methodist Healthcare.... Methodist Healthcare. Systems, Inc. 20030111.......................... DG Foods Income Fund.... The Estate of Arthur M. Di Giorgio Corporation. Goldberg. 20030117.......................... Cathay Financial Holding United World Chinese United World Chinese Co., Ltd.

Commercial Bank.

Commercial Bank. 20030122.......................... Chemtrade Logistics Clariant AG............. Clariant (Canada) Inc. Income Fund. Clariant Corporation. 20030139.......................... KAP Global Publishers Wolters Kluwer nv....... Kluwer Academic S.A.

Publishers B.V. 20030142.......................... Safeguard Scientifics, Alliance Consulting Alliance Consulting Inc.

Group Associates, Inc. Group Associates, Inc. 20030144.......................... Morgan Stanley Dean Baptist Health System... Baptist Health System. Witter Capital Partners IV, L.P. 20030158.......................... Superior Propane Income Sterling Chemicals

Sterling (Sask) Holdings Fund.

Holdings, Inc.

Ltd. Sterling Canada, Inc. Sterling Chemicals Acquisitions, Inc. Sterling NRO, Ltd. Sterling Pulp Chemicals Fuzhou, Ltd. Sterling Pulp Chemicals US, Inc. Sterling Pulp Chemicals, Inc. Sterling Pulp Chemicals, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/04/2002

20030091.......................... National Oilwell, Inc... Hydralift ASA........... Hydralift ASA.

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20030123.......................... Mr. Reinhard Mohn....... Clive J. Davis, c/o J J Records LLC. Entertainment LLC.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/05/2002

20030102.......................... Kenneth A. Hendricks.... William Davidson........ Wm. Cameron & Co. 20030136.......................... State Street Corporation Deutsche Bank AG........ InterSec Research Corp. 20030146.......................... Vito Modesto Rodriguez Dean Foods Company...... Garrido y Compania, LLC. Rodriguez. Neva Plastics Manufacturing Corp. Suiza Dairy II.......... Suiza Fruit Corp........ 20030148.......................... Eurohypo

Allianz

Allianz Aktiengesellschaft. Aktiengessellschaft. Aktiengesellschaft. Dresdner Bank AG. 20030150.......................... Wellspring Capital

John C. Vatterott Family Vatterott Educational Partners III, L.P.

Trust.

Centers, Inc. 20030152.......................... ProQuest Company........ bigchalk.com.inc........ bigchalk.com.inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/06/2002

20030153.......................... E.ON AG................. Bergemann GmbH.......... Bergemann GmbH. 20030168.......................... CIT Group Inc........... Isuzu Motors Limited.... IMAC OT. 20030170.......................... Bonita Bay Holdings, Inc Abbott Laboratories..... Abbott Laboratories.

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

By Direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark, Secretary.

[FR Doc. 02-32992 Filed 12-30-02; 8:45 am]

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