Premerger notification waiting periods; early terminations,

 
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[Federal Register: January 6, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 4)]

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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--12/06/1999

20000483................... AT&T Corp.................. E! Entertainment

E! Entertainment Television, Inc.

Television, Inc. 20000615................... BCI Growth IV, L.P......... JC Acquisition LLC........ North American Communication Corporation. 20000627................... Arthur Skidmore............ John Anderson............. Coolidge Glass Company, Inc. 20000628................... Provant, Inc............... Larry E. Senn and

Senn-Delaney Leadership Bernadette Senn.

Consulting Group, Inc. 20000635................... John J. Rigas.............. American Cable TV

American Cable TV Investors 5, Ltd..

Investors 5, Ltd. 20000670................... Tribune Company............ Philip Heit............... Meeks Heit Publishing Company. 20000671................... Tribune Company............ LInda Meeks............... Meeks Heit Publishing Company. 20000701................... Amazon.com, Inc............ Pets.com, Inc............. Pets.com, Inc. 20000703................... Richard Li................. SoftNet Systems, Inc...... SoftNet Systems, Inc. 20000708................... Flowserve Corporation...... Innovative Valve

Innovative Valve Technologies, Inc.

Technologies, Inc. 20000709................... Charming Shoppes, Inc...... Catherines Stores

Catherines Stores Corporation.

Corporation. 20000711................... RailWorks Corporation...... Betty A. and Glenn P. Twigg Corporation. Twigg. 20000713................... Red Hat, Inc............... Cygnus Solutions.......... Cygnus Solutions.

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20000714................... Minnesota Mining and

Minnesota Mining and

Dyneon LLC. Manufacturing Company

Manufacturing Company. (``3M''). 20000715................... United Dominion Industries Lawrence E. Johnson....... Kelley Company, Inc. Limited. 20000720................... T. Morris Hackney.......... Harold Ridgeway........... Shelby Steel--Pell City, Inc., Shelby Steel-- Vincent, Inc., Shelby Steel Fabricators, Inc. 20000722................... CGW Southeast Partners IV, Per-Se Technologies, Inc.. Impact Innovations L.P.

Government Group, Inc. 20000725................... Long Point Capital Fund, Eurodesign Cabinets, Inc.. Eurodesign Cabinets, Inc. L.P. 20000726................... Long Point Capital Fund, Eurodesign Holdings, Inc.. Eurodesign Holdings, Inc. L.P. 20000727................... Thomson S.A................ NEWCO..................... NEWCO. 20000728................... Alcatel.................... NEWCO..................... NEWCO.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/07/1999

20000616................... Ronald W. Burkle........... Wherehouse Entertainment, Wherehouse Entertainment, Inc.

Inc. 20000846................... Thayer Equity Investors IV, Career Blazers, Inc....... Career Blazers Personnel L.P.

Services, Inc., Career Blazers, Inc., CBI CHC No. 1, CBI CHC No. 2, CBI NY Training, Inc., CBI PHC, Inc., Personnel One, Inc., Professional Drivers, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/08/1999

19994441................... Cisco Systems, Inc......... International Business International Business Machines Corporation. Machines Corporation. 20000421................... British Telecommunications Sprint Corporation........ Sprint Publishing & plc.

Advertising, Inc. 20000497................... Omnipoint Corporation...... Victoria G. Kane.......... East/West Communications, Inc. 20000561................... PacifiCare Health Systems, Texas Health Resources.... Harris Methodist Health Inc.

Insurance Company, Inc., Harris Methodist Texas Health Plan, Inc. 20000580................... International Paper Company Ace Packaging Systems, Inc Ace Packaging Systems, Inc. 20000593................... BP Amoco p.l.c............. ProGas Limited............ ProGas Limited. 20000692................... Komatsu Forklift Co., Ltd.. Partek Corporation........ Kalmar AC, Inc. 20000693................... CoStar Group, Inc.......... COMPS.COM, Inc............ COMPS.COM, Inc. 20000696................... H P Bulmer Holdings PLC.... American Hard Cider

American Hard Cider Company, Inc.

Company, Inc. 20000723................... OCM Principal Opportunities Forcenergy Inc., as Debtor- Forcenergy Inc., as Debtor- Fund, L.P.

in-Possession.

in-Possession. 20000724................... General Motors Corporation. General Magic, Inc........ General Magic, Inc. 20000729................... Fox Paine Capital Fund, L.P Watkins-Johnson Company... Watkins-Johnson Company. 20000730................... Ashtead Group PLC.......... I. Edward Alter........... Bob's Barricades. 20000731................... Ashtead Group PLC.......... Alan Chester.............. Bob's Barricades. 20000732................... Enron Corporation.......... PG&E Corporation.......... Harrier Power Corporation. 20000735................... Semele Group Inc........... Gary D. Engle............. Equis II Corporation. 20000737................... Parthenon Investors, L.P... Raymond Karsan Holdings, Raymond Karsan Holdings, Inc.

Inc. 20000741................... C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Paul Loeb................. American Backhaulers, Inc. Inc. 20000744................... Paul Loeb.................. C.H. Robinson Worldwide, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.

Inc. 20000774................... Trident II, L.P............ Loews Corporation......... AMS Services, Inc. 20000793................... Hampshire Equity Partners Industrial Powder Coatings Industrial Powder Coatings II, L.P.

Acquisition, Corp.

Acquisition, Corp. 20000805................... Delphi Automotive Systems TRW Inc................... Lucas Diesel do Brasil Corporation.

Ltda, Lucas Diesel S.A. de C.V., Lucas Limited, Kelsey-Hayes Company.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/09/1999

20000540................... Liz Claiborne, Inc......... Donna Karan International Donna Karan Studio. Inc. 20000581................... Orius Corporation.......... Willis Stein & Partner II, LISN Holdings, Inc. L.P. 20000582................... Willis Stein & Partners II, Orius Corporation......... LISN Holdings, Inc. L.P. 20000677................... J.H. Whitney IV, L.P....... Knology, Inc.............. Knology, Inc. 20000702................... Willis Stein & Partnerse Electronic Data Systems Appex, Inc. II, L.P.

Corporation. 20000705................... AXA Reinsurance Company.... White Mountains Insurance USF Reinsurance Company. Group, Inc. 20000738................... Corning Incorporated....... Oak Industries Inc........ Oak Industries Inc. 20000762................... VerticalNet, Inc........... Henry J. Bertolon, Jr..... NECX Exchange Trust. 20000763................... Seagate Technology, Inc.... XIOtech Corporation....... XIOtech Corporation. 20000766................... RadiSys Corporation........ International Business International Business Machines Corporation. Machines Corporation. 20000768................... Borden Chemicals and

BASAF Aktiengesellschaft.. BASF Corporation. Plastics Limited Partnership. 20000772................... The Interpublic Group of William and Suzanne Gordon Graphic Orb, Inc. Companies. 20000773................... AutoNation, Inc............ Estate of James M. Kline.. Kline Tysons Imports, Inc.

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20000775................... Saint Vincents Catholic Catholic Medical Center of Catholic Medical Center of Medical Centers of New Brooklyn and Queens, Inc. Brooklyn and Queens, York.

Inc., CMC Professional Registry, Inc., Queensbrook Insurance Ltd. 20000776................... St. Vincent's Hospital & Sisters of Charity

Sisters of Charity Med. Center of New York. Services Corporation. Services Corporation. 20000777................... Saint Vincents Catholic St. Vincent's Catholic St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Centers of New Med. Centers of New York. Med. Centers of New York. York.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/10/1999

20000622................... FS Equity Partners IV, Medical Arts Press, Inc... Medical Arts Press, Inc. L.P., a Delaware limited partnership. 20000694................... Icicle Seafoods, Inc....... NV Investment Holdings I, NV Investment Holdings I, Inc..

Inc. 20000742................... Ingersoll-Rand Company..... Ingersoll-Rand Company.... Ingersoll-Dresser Pump Company. 20000743................... Ingersoll-Rand Company..... Halliburton Company....... Dresser-Rand Company. 20000751................... Cabletron Systems, Inc..... Efficient Networks, Inc... Efficient Networks, Inc. 20000752................... Efficient Networks, Inc.... Cabletron Systems, Inc.... FlowPoint Corp. 20000779................... Fleet Boston Corporation... Arvig Enterprises, Inc.... Info Tel Communications, Inc. 20000780................... Fleet Boston Corporation... Gilroy G. Arvig........... Info Tel Communications, Inc. 20000782................... Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux.... Monsanto Company.......... Kelco Company, Monterey Kelp Corporation. 20000784................... Phillips Petroleum Company. Kinder Morgan, Inc........ MidCon Gas Products of New Mexico Corp. 20000790................... Jay S. Walker.............. priceline.com Incorporated priceline.com Incorporated. 20000799................... KT Holding Company......... Arbitrade Holdings, LLC... Arbitrade Holdings, LLC. 20000803................... Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft. ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc Hoechst-ARIAD Genomics Center, LLC. 20000807................... StoneBridge Partners Equity James A. Johnston......... Johnson & Johnston Fund II, L.P.

Associates, Inc. 20000811................... C. Richard Reese........... Pierce Leahy Corp......... Pierce Leahy Corp. 20000812................... Vincent J. Ryan............ Pierce Leahy Corp......... Pierce Leahy Corp. 20000813................... B. Thomas Golisano......... Pierce Leahy Corp......... Pierce Leahy Corp. 20000814................... Kent P. Dauten............. Pierce Leahy Corp......... Pierce Leahy Corp. 20000815................... Efraim Gildor.............. KT Holding Company........ KT Holding Company. 20000816................... Irvin Kessler.............. KT Holding Company........ KT Holding Company. 20000817................... Peter Hajas................ KT Holding Company........ KT Holding Company. 20000819................... Caledonia Investments Plc.. Sterling Industries Plc... Sterling Industries Plc. 20000824................... Linsalata Capital Partners Gerald A. Conway.......... Fasteners For Retail, Inc. Fund III, L.P. 20000825................... First Data Corporation..... Wells Fargo & Company..... Wells Fargo & Company. 20000827................... U.S. Foodservice........... David L. Reese............ Parkway Provision Company ET AL. 20000829................... General Electric Company... The Arthur Coren

Zenith Controls, Inc. Declaration of Trust dated 12/2/87. 20000836................... Gerald W. Schwartz......... Hadley Family Trust--1985. Hadley Auto Transport, HFS Investments, Inc., Hadley Computer Services, Inc. 20000838................... Crown Castle International Virginia PCS Alliances, LC Virginia PCS Alliances, Corp.

LC. 20000849................... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft. Eaton Corporation......... Vickers, Incorporated. 20000850................... Anglo American plc......... Tarmac Plc................ Tarmac Plc. 20000853................... General Motors Corporation. Jeffrey K. Wetzel......... Rick Warner Saturn of Salt Lake, Inc. 20000854................... Vulcan Materials Company... Garves W. Yates & Sons, Garves W. Yates & Sons, Inc.

Inc. 20000856................... Conestoga Enterprises, Inc. TeleBeam, Incorporated.... TeleBeam, Incorporated. 20000861................... Wells Fargo & Company...... Paul B. Milhous........... Carson Industries, Inc. 20000862................... Wells Fargo & Company...... Robert E. Milhous......... Carson Industries, Inc. 20000863................... Doctors Community

The Greater Southeast The Greater Southeast Healthcare Corporation. Community Hospital

Community Hospital Foundation, Inc.

Foundation, Inc. 20000864................... John L. Morris............. Bass Pro, Inc............. Bass Pro, Inc. 20000865................... Gaylord Entertainment

Bass Pro, Inc............. Bass Pro, Inc. Company. 20000866................... J.W. Childs Equity Partners Bass Pro, Inc............. Bass Pro, Inc. II, L.P. 20000870................... Bally Total Fitness

Jack E. & Deane T.

Nautilus Plus of Oregon, Holdings Corporation.

Garrison.

Inc. 20000876................... Building One Services

David Stone and Jennifer Tri States Electric Corporation.

Stone.

Acquisition Corp., Tri- States Acq. Corp. 20000879................... George S. Hofmeister....... TRW Inc................... Kelsey-Hayes Company, Kelsey-Hayes Canada Ltd. 20000880................... The FINOVA Group Inc....... Fremont General

Fremont General Corporation.

Corporation. 20000885................... Dag Landvik................ Tempur World, Inc......... Tempur World, Inc. 20000888................... Mr. Eric T. Jacobsen....... Sybase, Inc............... Sybase, Inc. 20000889................... Mr. Daniel M. Schley....... Sybase, Inc............... Sybase, Inc. 20000892................... Media/Communications

Teltrust, Inc............. Teltrust, Inc. Partners III Limited Partnership. 20000893................... BP Amoco p.l.c............. Repsol, S.A............... Repsol, S.A. 20000894................... Hong Leong Investment

Lo Yuk Sui................ Gateway Holding Corp. I, Holdings Pte Ltd.

Regal Grand Holing Corp. I, RHI Boston Holding Corp. I, RHM Holdings Corp. I, Richfield Holding Corp. I.

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20000895................... OCM Principal Opportunities TCW Special Credits Fund New Bristol Farms, Inc. Fund, L.P.

V--The Principal Fund. 20000899................... HAL Trust.................. Cole National Corporation. Cole National Corporation. 20000906................... Tyco International, Ltd.... Eric R. Cosman............ Radionics, Inc. 20000912................... First Union Corporation.... Hosokawa Micron

Hosokawa Micron Corporation.

Corporation. 20000922................... Clear Channel

Clear Channel

CCC-Houston AM, Ltd. Communications, Inc.

Communications, Inc. 20000926................... Industrial Growth Partners, Louisiana-Pacific

Associated Chemists, Inc. L.P.

Corporation. 20000928................... Royal KPN N.V.............. Euroweb International Corp Euroweb International Corp. 20000930................... Olympus Growth Fund III, Doane Pet Care

Doane Pet Care L.P.

Enterprises, Inc.

Enterprises, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/13/1999

20000660................... Johnson & Johnson.......... Cygnus, Inc............... Cygnus, Inc. 20000689................... The Coastal Corporation.... TransCanada PipeLines TransCanada Energy Limited.

Marketing Inc., TransCanada Gas Processing USA Inc. 20000904................... Repsol, S.A................ Repsol, S.A............... Repsol, S.A. 20000917................... Jack P. Cook, Jr........... Louis D. Root............. Root Corporation.

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. 00-261Filed1-5-00; 8:45 am]

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