Premerger notification waiting periods; early terminations,

 
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[Federal Register: March 13, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 49)]

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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 action with respect to these proposed acquisitions during the applicable waiting period.

Trans #

Acquiring

Acquired

Entities

Transactions Granted Early Termination--02/05/2001

20011310................... Flextronics International Greg Ronan................ Wave Optics, Inc. Ltd.. 20011326................... Heartland Industrial

Collins & Aikman

Collins & Aikman Partners, L.P..

Corporation.

Corporation. 20011328................... PMD Group Holdings Inc..... The B.F. Goodrich Company. BF Goodrich Chemical Belgie BVBA. BF Goodrich China Inc. BF Goodrich, FCC, Inc. US. Goodrich Holding Corporation. The B.F. Goodrich Company. 20011336................... Dr. Terrence H. Matthews... Mitel Corporation......... Mitel Knowledge Corporation, Mitel Telecom Limited. Mitel Networks Corporation.

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Mitel Research Park Corporation.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--02/06/2001

20004859................... Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ascension Health.......... SelectCare, Inc. Michigan. 20004860................... Henry Ford Health System... Ascension Health.......... SelectCare, Inc. 20010439................... Eastman Kodak Company...... Bell & Howell Company..... Bell & Howell Company. 20011342................... Citigroup Inc.............. Delco Remy International, Delco Remy International, Inc..

Inc. 20011365................... Olivetti, S.p.A............ NetCreations, Inc......... NetCreations, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--02/07/2001

20011271................... Providence Media Partners VoiceStream Wireless

VoiceStream Wireless L.P..

Corporation.

Corporation. 20011272................... Providence Equity Partners VoiceStream Wireless

VoiceStream Wireless III L.P..

Corporation.

Corporation. 20011283................... VoiceStream Wireless

VoiceStream Wireless

Cook Inlet GSM Control LLC/ Corporation.

Corporation.

Cook Inlet PV SS PCS Partners, LP. 20011287................... Vestar Capital Partners, Michael Foods, Inc........ Michael Foods, Inc. IV, L.P.. 20011312................... LT Participations S.A...... Tod Johnson............... The NPD Group, Inc. 20011316................... Oak Hill Capital Partners, MeriStar Hotels & Resorts, MeriStar Hotels & Resorts, L.P..

Inc..

Inc. 20011343................... APW, Ltd................... William F. Connell........ Connell Limited Partnership. 20011344................... William F. Connell......... APW, Ltd.................. APW, Ltd. 20011348................... b2bstores.com, Inc......... IVAX Corporation.......... IVAX Diagnostics, Inc. 20011353................... Berkshire Hathaway Inc..... American Express Company.. American Express Company. 20011354................... Westmoreland Coal Company.. Montana Power Company..... Basin Resources, Inc. Horizon Coal Services, Inc. North Central Energy Company. Northwestern Resources Co. Western Energy Company. 20011355................... Allegheny Energy, Inc...... Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.. Merrill Lynch Capital Services, Inc. 20011356................... Sysco Corporation.......... Guest Supply, Inc......... Guest Supply, Inc. 20011357................... Svenska Cellulosa

Tuscarora Incorporated.... Tuscarora Incorporated. Aktiebolaget SCA (publ). 20011358................... Madison Dearborn Capital Magellan Health Services, National Mentor, Inc. Partners III, L.P..

Inc.. 20011361................... NetIQ Corporation.......... WebTrends Corporation..... WebTrends Corporation. 20011362................... W. Glen Boyd............... NetIQ Corporation......... NetIQ Corporation. 20011363................... Elijahu Shapira............ NetIQ Corporation......... NetIQ Corporation. 20011368................... Warburg, Pincus Ventures, Newfield Exploration

Newfield Exploration L.P..

Company.

Company. 20011370................... SBC Communications Inc..... SBC Communications Inc.... BellSouth Wireless Data, L.P.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--02/08/2001

20001571................... Consolidated Edison, Inc... Northeast Utilities....... Northeast Utilities. 20011364................... Prometheus Laboratories, Counsel Corporation....... Counsel Corporation. Inc..

Transactions Granted Early Termination--02/09/2001

20011351................... Bayer AG................... CuraGen Corporation....... CuraGen Corporation.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--02/12/2001

20011366................... Nippon Paper Industries Daishowa Paper

Daishowa Paper Co., Ltd..

Manufacturing Co., Ltd.. Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 20011367................... Daishowa Paper

Nippon Paper Industries Nippon Paper Industries Manufacturing Co., Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Co., Ltd. 20011371................... STMicroelectronics N.V..... Ravisent Technologies, Ravisent Technologies, Inc..

Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--02/13/2001

20004261................... DS Uniphase Corporation.... SDL, Inc.................. SDL, Inc. 20011329................... Credit Suisse Group........ PMD Group Holdings, Inc... PMD Group Holdings, Inc. 20011330................... Deutsche Bank AG........... PMD Group Holdings, Inc... PMD Group Holdings, Inc. 20011345................... Thomas J. Barrack, Jr...... Kersaf Investment Ltd..... New Pier Operating Company, Inc. Resorts International Hotel, Inc. 20011369................... WCW Acquisition, Inc....... AOL Time Warner, Inc...... World Championship Wrestling, Inc. 20011374................... St. John's University, New Insurance Society of New Insurance Society of New York.

York, Incorporation.

York, Incorporation. 20011376................... Modine Manufacturing

Thermacore International, Termacore International, Company.

Inc..

Inc. 20011377................... Hexagon AB................. Brown & Sharpe

Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Company. Manufacturing Company BSIS, Inc. 20011381................... The Basketball Club of Barry A. Ackerley......... SSI, Inc., T.C. Aviation, Seattle, LLC.

Inc. The Ackerley Group, Inc., Ackerley Media Group, Inc.

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20011383................... Advanced Digital

Pathlight Technology, Inc. Pathlight Technology, Inc. Information Corporation. 20011386................... Catholic Health East....... Catholic Health

Catholic Health Initiatives.

Initiatives. 20011388................... Dover Corporation.......... Cortec Group Fund II, L.P. Switchcraft Holdings, Inc. 20011390................... Proxim, Inc................ Netopia, Inc.............. Netopia, Inc. 20011391................... Dentsply International Inc. AstraZeneca pic........... AstraZeneca AB 20011393................... United Parcel Service, Inc. First International

First International Bancorp, Inc..

Bancorp, Inc. 20011397................... Argosy Gaming Company...... Argosy Gaming Company..... Indiana Gaming Company, L.P. 20011400................... The May Department Stores Saks Incorporated, a

Saks Incorporated, a Company, a Delaware

Tennessee corporation. Tennessee corporation. corporation. 20011403................... Heartland Industrial

Heartland Industrial

Metaldyne Corporation. Partners, L.P..

Partners, L.P.. 20011413................... Alton Ochsner Medical

Ochsner Clinic L.L.C...... Ochsner Clinic, L.L.C. Foundation. 20011414................... Harza Engineering Company, Montgomery Watson, Inc.... Montgomery Watson, Inc. Inc.. 20011416................... KKR 1996 Fund L.P.......... NewSouth Holdings, Inc.... NewSouth Holdings, Inc. 20011422................... The Guardian Life Insurance Berkshire Life Insurance Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America.

Company.

Company. 20011424................... CORNELLA

Aventis................... Hoechst NewCo II. Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH. 20011425................... AT&T Corp.................. Cox Enterprises, Inc...... Cox@Home, Inc. 20011428................... Constellation Brands, Inc.. Sebastiani Vineyards, Inc. Sebastiani Vineyards, Inc. 20011434................... Solectron Corporation...... Centennial Technologies, Centennial Technologies, Inc..

Inc. 20011435................... Pediatrix Medical Group, Magella Healthcare

Megella Healthcare Inc..

Corporation.

Corporation. 20011438................... The Hartford Financial Fortis (B)................ Fortis Advisers, Inc. Services Group, Inc.. Fortis, Inc. 20011439................... The Hartford Financial Fortis (NL) N.V........... Fortis Advisers, Inc. Services Group, Inc.. Fortis, Inc. 20011440................... Hub International Limited.. Kaye Group Inc............ Kaye Group Inc. 200114411.................. Quadrant Holding........... DSM N.V................... DSM Engineering Plastic Products Holding Company, Inc. 20011490................... Andrew J. McKelvey......... James W. Goldman.......... JWG Associates Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--02/14/2001

20011320................... Microsoft Corporation...... Great Plains Software, Great Plains Software, Inc..

Inc. 20011405................... General Electric Company... Rollins Truck Leasing Rolins Truck Leasing Company.

Company 20011442................... Mitsui Marine and Fire The Sumitomo Marine and The Sumitomo Marine and Insurance Co., Ltd..

Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. 20011452................... Radio One, Inc............. Blue Chip Broadcasting Blue Chip Broadcasting, Inc..

Inc. 20011458................... El Paso Energy Partners.... El Paso Energy Corporation El Paso Energy Corporation 20011459................... WPS Resources Corporation.. Sierra Pacific Resources.. Sierra Pacific Power Company. 20011465................... General Electric Company... Interpool, Inc............ Interpool, Inc. 20011467................... The Goldman Sachs Group, Benjamin Jacobson & Sons, Benjamin Jacobson & Sons, Inc..

LLC.

LLC. 20011468................... AT&T Corp.................. Brian L. Roberts.......... Comcast PC Investments, Inc. 20011471................... UnitedGlobalCom, Inc....... AT&T Corp................. Liberty International DLA, Inc. 20011482................... The Procter & Gamble

Project EMM, Inc.......... Project EMM, Inc. Company. 20011487................... Carlyle Partners III, L.P.. Grand Vehicle Works

Grand Vehicle Works Holdings, Inc..

Holdings, Inc. 20011495................... Quanta Services, Inc....... John DiLeo, Jr............ Hylan DataCom & Electrical, Inc. 20011496................... Quanta Services, Inc....... Michael Paterno........... Hylan Electrical Contracting Inc. Trinity Cable & Lighting Inc., Gibaltar Construction Corp. Trinity Communication Corps.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--02/16/2001

20011298................... Halliburton Company........ Petroleum Geo-Services, Petroleum Geo-Services ASA.

(U.S.), Inc. PGS Data Management, Inc. PGS Tigress (UK), Ltd. PGS Data Management, Inc. 20011306................... United Parcel Service, Inc. Fritz Companies, Inc...... Fritz Companies, Inc. 20011350................... Verizon Communications Inc. Price Communications

Price Communications Corporation.

Wireless, Inc. 20011406................... Constellation Energy Group, Niagara Mohawk Holdings, Niagara Mohawk Holdings, Inc..

Inc..

Inc. 20011437................... The AES Corporation........ Sierra Pacific Resources.. Nevada Power Corporation. 20011443................... Nitsuko Corporation........ NEC Corporation........... NEC America, Inc. 20011444................... NEC Corporation............ Nitsuko Corporation....... Nitsuko America Corporation. 20011453................... Health Care Service

The Regence Group......... The Regence Group. Corporation. 20011457................... Aristocrat Leisure Limited. Casino Data Systems....... Casino Data Systems. 20011460................... Nippon Telegraph and

AT&T Corp................. AT&T Wireless Services, Telephone Corporation.

Inc. 20011481................... Nestle' S.A................ Interstate Bakeries

Interstate Bakeries Corporation.

Corporation. 20011485................... Constellation Energy Group, RGS Energy Group, Inc..... RGS Energy Group, Inc. Inc.. 20011486................... Constellation Energy Group, Energy East Corporation... New York State Electric & Inc..

Gas Corporation.

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20011493................... Constellation Energy Group, CH Energy Group, Inc...... Central Hudson Gas & Inc..

Electric Corporation. 20011500................... ALZA Corporation........... Merck & Co., Inc.......... Merck & Co., Inc.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra M. Peay or Parcellena P. Fielding, contact representatives, 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. 01-6137Filed3-12-01; 8:45 am]

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