Premerger notification waiting periods; early terminations,

 
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[Federal Register: May 15, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 94)]

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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

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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--03/27/2000

20002112........... Calsonic

Kansei

Kansei Corporation. Corporation. Corporation. 20002118........... AECOM Technology Vivendi S.A..... Metcalf & Eddy, Corporation.

Inc. 20002163........... Grotech

Pathnet

Pathnet Partners, IV, Telecommunicati Telecommunicat L.P.

ons, Inc.

ions, Inc. 20002246........... Northwestern Lucent

Lucent Corporation. Technologies Technologies Inc.

Inc. 20002254........... Thomas H. Lee Richard T. Aab.. US LEC Corp. Equity Fund IV, L.P. 20002279........... Fred Hassan..... Monsanto Company Monsanto Company. 20002281........... Internet Capital Breakaway

Breakaway Group, Inc. Solutions, Inc. Solutions, Inc. 20002284........... Quantum

Integra Life Integra Life Industrial

Sciences

Sciences Holdings Ltd. Holdings

Holdings Corporation. Corporation. 20002295........... Time Warner Inc. The Welk Group, Heartland Inc.

Music, LP. 20002304........... North Castle Elizabeth Arden Elizabeth Arden Partners II, Salon-Holdings, Salon- L.P.

Inc.

Holdings, Inc. 20002308........... UICI............ HealthAxis, Inc. HealthAxis, Inc. 20002311........... GTCR Fund VII, MidAmerican MidAmerican L.P.

Energy Holdings Security Company.

Company. 20002315........... Wind River

Embedded Support Embedded Systems, Inc. Tools

Support Tools Corporation. Corporation. 20002325........... Canon Inc....... Energy

Emergy Conversion

Conversion Devices, Inc. Devices, Inc. 20002328........... The Reader's World's Finest World's Finest Digest

Chocolate, Inc. Chocolate, Association,

Inc. Inc. 20002333........... The Bank of New Societe Generale SG Cowen York Company,

Securities Inc.

Corporation. 20002336........... William Blair Pawnee

Borse Capital

Rotational

Industries, Partners VI, Molding

L.P. L.P.

Partners VI, Fremont L.P.

Plastics Products, Inc. Wedco Moulded Products Company. 20002337........... Fyffes plc...... C.I. Union de Turbana Bananeros de Corporation. Uraba, S.A.. 20002346........... Odwalla, Inc.... Bain Capital Samantha Fund VI, L.P. Investors, LLC. 20002347........... Bain Capital Odwalla, Inc.... Odwalla, Inc. Fund VI, L.P. 20002351........... Penn National Pinnacle

Casino Magic Gaming, Inc. Entertainment, Corp., Inc.

Boomtown, Inc. 20002354........... United Rentals, National

Safety Lights Inc.

Equipment

Sales and Services, Inc. Leasing, Inc. of Texas. 20002355........... National

United Rentals NES Texoma Equipment

(North

Acquisition Services, Inc. America), Inc. Corp. 20002357........... Stuart P. Olsten Adecco SA....... Adecco SA. 20002369........... Vincent L.

Calender

Calender Martin.

Holdings, Inc. Holdings, Inc. 20002392........... Westbrand, Inc.. Robert W. Amis, Advance Jr.

Acceptance Corporation. 20002393........... TPG Partners II, The Cherry

Cherry L.P.

Corporation. Semiconductor Corporation. 20002399........... Castle Harlan Financiere Saint Financiere Partners III, Luc.

Saint Luc. L.P. 20002402........... C-MAC Industries Charterhouse A-Plus Inc.

Equity Partners Manufacturing II, L.P.

Corp. 20002403........... Berkshire Fund Marconi plc..... GEC IV, Limited

International Partnership.

Limited. Maatschappij Van Berkel's Patent BV. 20002413........... Golder, Thoma, Douglas T.

Kwikee Products Cressey, Ruaner Mergenthaler. Company, Inc. Fund V, L.P. 20002414........... Lowes

Continental Continental Corporation. National

National Corporation. Corporation. 20002416........... Richard A.

Miller Buckeye Miller Buckeye Bernstein.

Biscuit Company. Biscuit Company. 20002419........... Swifty Serve, Martin Resource Midstream Fuel LLC.

Management

Service, Inc., Corporation, a an Alabama Texas

corporation. corporation. 20002440........... Elan Corporation The Liposome The Liposome plc.

Company, Inc. Company, Inc. 20002441........... Safeguard

MS Farm

AgWeb.Com. Scientifics, International, Inc.

L.P. 20002444........... Motorola, Inc... C-Port

C-Port Corporation. Corporation. 20002454........... Stonington

Lernout &

Lernout & Capital

Hauspie Speech Hauspie Speech Appreciation Products N.V. Products N.V. 1994 Fund, L.P. 20002455........... Lernout &

Stonington

Dictaphone Hauspie Speech Capital

Corporation. Products N.V. Appreciation 1994 Fund, L.P.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--03/28/2000

20002155........... Pro Mach

Jack G. Swope... Rennco, Inc. Holdings, L.L.C. 20002156........... Pro Mach

Stanley J. Swope Rennco, Inc. Holdings, L.L.C.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--03/29/2000

20001439........... Thomas W. Bedell Johnson

Century Separate Share Worldwide

Divestiture Trust.

Associates, Inc. Co. 20002256........... Calpine

Duke Energy Duke Energy Corporation. Corporation. Hidalgo Holding, Inc. 20002264........... Country Mutual Mutual Service Mutual Service Insurance

Casualty

Casualty Company.

Insurance

Insurance Company.

Company. 20002301........... AT&T Corp....... ICG

ICG Communications, Communications Inc.

, Inc. 20002302........... HMTF Bridge ICG

ICG Partners, L.P. Communications, Communications Inc.

, Inc. 20002303........... HMTF Equity Fund ICG

ICG IV (1999), L.P. Communications, Communications Inc.

, Inc. 20002307........... HealthAxis, Inc. HealthAxis.com, HealthAxis.com, Inc.

Inc. 20002329........... C.H. Boehringer Pharmacia & Pharmacia & Sohn.

Upjohn Company. Upjohn Company. 20002349........... Chase Manhattan Viatel, Inc..... Viatel, Inc. Corporation (The).

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20002350........... Durr

Harald Quandt Carl Schenck Aktiengesellsch Beteiliguangen AG. aft.

GmbH & Co. 20002373........... Harvest Partners Kevin D.

The Finlay III, L.P.

Kalagher.

Brothers Company. 20002445........... LifeMinders.com, University

WITI Inc.

Corporation for Corporation. Atmospheric Research. 20002470........... E*Trade Group, Card Capture Card Capture Inc.

Services, Inc. Services, Inc. 20002472........... Nemetschek

Richard Diehl... Diel Aktiengesellsha

Grapshsopt, ft.

Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--03/30/2000

20001342........... Duke Energy Phillips

Phillips Gas Corporation. Petroleum

Company. Company. 20001351........... Duke Energy Conoco Inc...... Conoco Inc. Corporation. 20001353........... Duke Energy George P.

Mitchell Gas Corporation. Mitchell.

Services, L.P. 20001354........... George P.

Duke Energy Duke Energy Mitchell.

Corporation. Field Services, Inc. 20001892........... Computer

Sterling

Sterling Associates

Software, Inc. Software, Inc. International, Inc. 20002167........... Winsloew

Wabash Valley Wabash Valley Furniture, Inc. Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Inc.

Inc. 20002263........... Christopher Michael J.

MGM Co., Inc. Redlich, Jr. Browning.

MGM Transportation Services, Inc. O'Toole Transportation Works, Inc. XMGM Co., Inc. XMGM of California, Inc. XMGM of Florida, Inc. 20002285........... Century Aluminum Xstrata AG...... Xstrata Company.

Aluminum Corporation. 20002339........... Unicom

Thomas F. Nelson Metropolitan Corporation.

Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--03/31/2000

20002210........... Pittsburgh Tube J.H. Roberts J.H. Roberts Company.

Industries, Inc. Industries, Inc. 20002320........... Bank of Montreal Pittsburgh Tube Pittsburgh Tube Company.

Company. 20002433........... Ensign Resources Gary Drilling Gary Drilling Service Group Company.

Company. Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--04/03/2000

20002251........... Smurfit-Stone St. Laurent St. Laurent Container

Paperboard Inc. Paperboard Corporation.

Inc. 20002272........... M. & G.

N. V.

Crystal Polymer Finanziaria Koninklijke Ltd. Industriale Nederlandsche Pecten Group S.p.A.

Petroleum

S.A. de C.V. Maatschappij. Shell Oil Company. Shell Polyesters LLC. SIPET S.p.A. 20002316........... Windward Capital Mobile Storage Mobile Storage Partners II, Group, Inc. Group, Inc. L.P. 20002323........... UbiquiTel

Sprint

Sprint Holdings, Inc. Corporation. Corporation. 20002348........... Fosters Brewing Klein Foods, Inc Windsor Group Limited.

Vineyards. 20002356........... Pequot Private Netlab L.L.C.... Online Retail Equity Fund II,

Partners, Inc. L.P. 20002364........... Wei Yen......... ATI

ATI Technologies, Technologies, Inc.

Inc. 20002368........... BTG, Inc........ TV Guide, Inc... SSDS, Inc. 20002371........... SOFTBANK Corp... Naviant, Inc.... Naviant, Inc. 20002372........... Naviant, Inc.... SOFTBANK Corp... SOFTBANK Capital Advisors Fund LP. 20002375........... Citigroup Inc... Reliance Group Reliance Holdings, Inc. Insurance Company. 20002387........... Quintus

Mustang.com, Inc Mustang.com, Corporation.

Inc. 20002411........... Diamond Products The Gillette The Gillette Company.

Company.

Company. 20002452........... Robotic

Bailey P.

Wright Technology

Robinson, III Industries, Systems PLC. and Laura Sue Inc. Robinson, (spouses). 20002471........... Aarque GPC, Inc. John M. Fayad... Alkar Steel Corporation. 20002508........... The Interpublic Caribiner

Caribiner Group of

International, International, Companies, Inc. Inc.

Inc.

Transactons Granted Early Termination--04/04/2000

20002376........... CMGI, Inc....... uBid, Inc....... uBid, Inc. 20002381........... Software.com, At Mobile.com, At Mobile.com, Inc.

Inc.

Inc. 20002383........... Windward Capital Richard Samuels. Water Country Partners II,

Corporation & L.P.

Bellwood Assoc., L.P. 20002384........... Windward Capital Joseph O'Donnell Water Country Partners II,

Corporation & L.P.

Bellwood Assoc., L.P. 20002385........... Hanover

Applied Process Applied Process Compressor

Solutions,

Solutions, Company.

Incorporated. Incorporated. 20002386........... Russell

Toxey D. Haas... Hass Outdoors, Corporation.

Inc. 20002389........... John J. Fauth... TSI Incorporated TSI Incorporated. 20002394........... Morgan Stanley Texas Utilities TXU Processing Dean Witter Company d/b/a Company. Capital

TXU Corp. Partners IV, L.P. 20002395........... Berkshire Fund Thomas A.

TVI, Inc. V, Limited

Ellison. Partnership. 20002397........... DTE Energy

Covol

Mountaineer Company.

Technologies, Fuel, LLC. Inc.

Synfuel Investments, Inc. 20002407........... Pathology

Questor Partners PathSOURCE, consultants of Fund, L.P.

Inc. America, Inc. 20002408........... Questor Partners Pathology

Pathology Fund, L.P.

Consultants of Consultants of America, Inc. America, Inc.

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20002412........... Gateway, Inc.... OfficeMax, Inc.. OfficeMax, Inc. 20002418........... Peter J.

Gerald Durnell Pizza Expo, Callahan.

and Kaye

Inc. Durnell

ProTech (spouses).

Publishing and Communications , Inc. 20002422........... Bain Capital Trustee of the Broder Bros., Fund VI, L.P. Harold Brode Co. Revocable Living Trust. 20002423........... Tyco

Westlock

Westlock International Controls

Controls Ltd.

Corporation. Corporation, a Delaware corporation. 20002424........... AT&T Corp....... Alloy Online, Alloy Online, Inc.

Inc. 20002425........... Ford Motor

Budget Group, Warren Wooten Company.

Inc.

Ford, Inc., Paul West Ford, Inc. 20002426........... Equant N.V...... NEWCO........... NEWCO. 20002427........... Reuters Group NEWCO........... NEWCO. PLC. 20002428........... Exact Holding Macola

Macola N.V.

Technologies, Technologies, Inc.

Inc. 20002430........... CRH plc......... Northern Ohio Northern Ohio Paving Company. Paving Company. 20002432........... Solectron

Zhone

Premisys Corporation. Technologies, Communications Inc.

, Inc. 20002434........... Morgan Stanley TNT Post Group Ansett Dean Witter & N.V.

Worldwide Co.

Aviation Services. 20002436........... David E. Harvey. Connectivity Connectivity Technologies, Products Inc.

Incorporated. 20002439........... Telapex, Inc.... ALLTEL

ALLTEL Corporation. Communications , Inc. 20002442........... Nera ASA........ World Access, Cellular Inc.

Infrastructure Supply, Inc. WA Telcom Products Co., Inc. 20002443........... Siemens AG...... ENTEX

ENTEX Associates, L.P. Information Services, Inc. 20002447........... William H. Joyce The Dow Chemical The Dow Company.

Chemical Company. 20002449........... Morgan Stanley The News

Ansett Dean Witter & Corporation Worldwide Co.

Limited.

Aviation Services. 20002483........... United

E.C. Hunt....... Thermo- Technologies

Industries, Corporation.

Inc. 20002601........... Bayer AG........ ALZA Corporation ALZA Corporation.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--04/05/2000

20002446........... BP Amoco p.l.c.. Burmah Castrol Burmah Castrol p.l.c.

p.l.c. 20002517........... VS&A

Data

Data Communications Transmission Transmission Partners III, Network

Network L.P.

Corporation. Corporation.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--04/06/2000

20002367........... Warburg, Pincus, Hilltopper

Hilltopper Equity

Holding Corp. Holding Corp. Partners, L.P. 20002391........... Richard D. Rehm, MedicaLogic, Inc MedicaLogic, M.D.

Inc. 20002453........... Cumulus Media, William White McDonald Media Inc.

McDonald Family Group, Inc. GST Exempt Perpetual Trust. 20002456........... The Hain Food Celestial

Celestial Group, Inc. Seasonings, Inc. Seasonings, Inc. 20002457........... World Access, Communication Communication Inc.

TeleSystems TeleSystems International d/ International b/a

d/b/a WORLDxCHANGE. WORLDxCHANGE. 20002458........... Iceberg

World Access, World Access, Transport, S.A. Inc.

Inc. 20002459........... Roger Abbott.... World Access, World Access, Inc.

Inc. 20002462........... UAL Corporation. Air Canada...... Air Canada. 20002463........... Sonepar, S.A.... Capital Lighting Capital & Supply, Inc. Lighting & Supply, Inc. 20002464........... Uni-Marts, Inc.. Frank R. and Orloski Service Adeline Orloski. Station, Inc. 20002466........... VA Linux

Andover.Net, Inc Andover.Net., Systems, Inc.

Inc. 20002467........... The Clayton & The Drescher The Drescher Dubilier

Corporation. Corporation. Private Equity Fund IV L.P. 20002474........... Allianz

Sol Edelstein... World Access, Aktiengellschaf

Inc. t. 20002475........... TPG Partners Quantum Bridge Quantum Bridge Ill, L.P.

Communications, Communications Inc.

, Inc. 20002481........... Montana Power Qwest

TeleDistance Company.

Communications Holdings, Inc. International Inc. 20002485........... CRH plc......... Thomas H.

American Stone- Maddux, III. Mix, Inc. 20002486........... Arena Capital UniDial

UniDial Investment

Holdings, Inc. Holdings, Inc. Fund, L.P. 20002495........... Chase Manhattan Gabriel

Gabriel Corporation, Communications, Communications (The).

Inc.

, Inc. 20002505........... Mohr, Davidow Netcentives, Inc Netcentives, Ventures IV,

Inc. L.P. 20002509........... Communications Flashcom, Inc... Flashcom, Inc. Ventures III, L.P. 20002511........... Mayfield IX..... Flashcom, Inc... Flashcom, Inc. 20002513........... Pfingsten

Katherine C. Four Wheel Executive Fund, Kennedy.

Drive L.P.

Hardware, Inc. 20002515........... HNC Software, The Frank Gates Celerity Inc.

Companies, Inc. Technologies, Inc. 20002518........... Thames Water Plc E'town

E'town Corporation. Corporation. 20002528........... Lee R. Anderson, Gregg R.

Alliance Fire Sr.

Huennekens. Protection, Inc. United States Fire Protection/ Illinois, Inc. United States Fire Protection/ Wisconsin, Inc. 20002532........... American

Metapoint

Vutek, Inc. Securities

Partners Fund- Partners II, Ill, L.P. L.P. 20002539........... ELIFIN, S.A..... Carl-F. Bardusch Bardusch Corporation. 20002540........... Securtiy Capital Equity Office Allegheny Tower U.S. Realty. Properties

Limited Trust.

Partnership. Boston Harbor Garage, L.L.C. Forbes/Allies Limited Partnership. Indianapolis Convention Ctr. Parking Ltd. Partnership. 20002541........... Thomas T. Gores. Philip C. Denzer Process Software Corporation.

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20002546........... General Electric Trade Out.com, Trade Out.com, Company.

Inc.

Inc. 20002547........... Horizon Capital ED&F Man Group PERT Partners IA plc.

Laboratories, Limited

Inc. Partnership.

Seabrook Enterprises, Inc. 20002555........... NBTY, Inc....... Rexall Sundown, Rexall Sundown, Inc.

Inc. 20002566........... Tribune Company. The Times Mirror The Times Company.

Mirror Company. 20002400........... U.S. Bancorp.... John F. Allen... Oliver-Allen Corporation, Inc. 20002506........... Nashua

Andrew B. Albert Rittenhouse Corporation.

Paper Company.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--04/10/2000

20002243........... Cummins Engine Ben J. Strafuss. Cummins Mid- Company, Inc.

South, Inc. 20002390........... John H. Dayani, MedicaLogic, Inc MedicaLogic, PhD.

Inc. 20002437........... Matrix Partners OnDisplay, Inc.. OnDisplay, Inc. IV, L.P. 20002473........... Charles E.

Plymouth Tube Plymouth Tube Hurwitz.

Company.

Company. 20002510........... Behrmman Capital Flashcom, Inc... Flashcom, Inc. II, L.P. 20002521........... Medical Manager Medical Mutual Medical Mutual Corporation. of Ohio.

of Ohio. 20002524........... URM Stores, Inc. Rosauers

Rosauers Employee Stock Supermarkets, Ownership Trust. Inc. 20002550........... CGW Southeast Printmasters, Printmasters, Partners III, Inc.

Inc. L.P. 20002551........... David Bing...... Lear Corporation Lear Corporation. 20002552........... Radio One, Inc.. William G. Mays. IBL L.L.C. 20002556........... Z-Tel

Touch 1, Inc.... Touch 1, Inc. Technologies, Inc. 20002562........... Avnet, Inc...... Savior

Savior Technology

Technology Group, Inc. Group, Inc. 20002563........... Arbella Mutual Hellman &

The Covenant Insurance

Friedman

Group, Inc. Company.

Capital Partners III, L.P. 20002565........... 24/7 Media, Inc. Exactis.com, Inc Exactis.com, Inc. 20002569........... Softbank

TeraBeam

TeraBeam Technology

Corporation. Corporation. Ventures V, L.P. 20002570........... Corman

Z-Tel

Z-Tel Foundation, Inc. Technologies, Technologies, Inc.

Inc. 20002630........... Marmon Holdings, Hampshire Equity Streater, Inc. Inc.

Partners II, L.P. 20002647........... Royal Bank of Prism Financial Prism Financial Canada.

Corporation. Corporation. 20002679........... John F. Allen... U.S. Bancorp.... U.S. Bancorp.

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. 00-12125Filed5-12-00; 8:45 am]

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