Premerger notification waiting periods; early terminations,

 
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[Federal Register: December 28, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 248)]

[Notices]

[Page 71474-71478]

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 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.

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Transaction Granted Early Termination

Transaction ET date

No.

ET req status

Party name

23-Nov-98..............................

19990549 G

ADCO Equities G

FirstPlus Financial Group, Inc. G

FirstPlus Financial Group, Inc. 19990550 G

CTC Trust G

FirstPlus Financial Group, Inc. G

FirstPlus Financial Group, Inc. 24-Nov-98..............................

19990345 G

Texas Instruments Incorporated. G

Harris Corporation. G

Harris Corporation. 19990395 G

Independence Blue Cross. G

La Cruz Azul de Puerto Rico, Inc. G

La Cruz Azul de Puerto Rico, Inc. 19990403 G

Tyler Corporation. G

Richard Hollomon. G

Vision Software, Inc. 19990407 G

Caterpilliar Inc. G

A.S.V. Inc. G

A.S.V. Inc. 19990419 G

Fundacion de Suscriptores de La Cruz Azul. G

La Cruz Azul de Puerto Rico, Inc. G

La Cruz Azul de Puerto Rico, Inc. 19990437 G

Severn Trent Plc. G

H.I.G. Investment Group, L.P. G

Exceltech Holdings Corporation. 19990443 G

Delphi Financial Group, Inc. G

Unicover Managers, Inc. G

Unicover Managers, Inc. 19990445 G

Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company. G

William J. and Judi E Shupper Family Trust. G

Lou Jones & Associates. 19990451 G

Roanoke Electric Steel Corporation. G

Steel of West Virginia, Inc. G

Steel of West Virginia, Inc. 19990457 G

John W. Henry. G

H. Wayne Huizenga. G

Florida Marlins Baseball, Ltd. 19990458 G

Warburg, Pincus Ventures, L.P. G

Eclipsys Corporation. G

Eclipsys Corporation. 19990459 G

Eclipsys Corporation. G

Transition Systems, Inc. G

Transition Systems, Inc. 19990472 G

United States Filter Corporation. 19990472 G

Insync Systems, Inc. G

Insync Systems, Inc. 19990473 G

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. G

Metalloy Corporation (The). G

Metalloy Corporation (The). 19990482 G

Stonington Capital Appreciation 1994 Fund, L.P. G

Global Motorsport Group, Inc. G

Global Motorsport Group, Inc. 19990483 G

ICG Communications, Inc. G

Central and South West Corporation. G

CWS/ICG ChoiceCom, L.P., CSW/ICG ChoiceCom Management, L.L.C. 19990486 G

Inso Corporation. G

Sherpa Systems Corporation. G

Sherpa Systems Corporation. 25-Nov-98..............................

19984021 G

Hanson PLC. G

Nelson Family Trust (The). G

Nelson Holding Company, d/b/a Nelson & Sloan. 19984184 G

Arrow International, Inc. G

C.R. Bard, Inc. G

C.R. Bard, Inc. 19984515 G

Chancellor Media Corporation. G

Dean V. White. G

Whiteco Industries, Inc. G

Metro Management Associates. 19990291 G

The General Electric Company, p.l.c. G

Elbit Medical Imaging Ltd. G

Elscint Ltd.

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19990450 G

CM Equity Partners, L.P. G

John M. Utley. G

EMSI Holding Company. 19990476 G

Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. G

Bobby L. and Joyce Edwards. G

Edwards Publications, Inc. 19990494 G

Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. G

Conseco, Inc. G

Universal Fidelity Life Insurance Company. 19990507 G

Joseph Littlejohn & Levy Fund II, L.P. G

Pelican Companies, Inc. G

Pelican Comparies, Inc. 19990508 G

General Electric Company. G

Ted D. Parker. G

Ted Parker Home Sales, Inc. 27-Nov-98..............................

19990343 G

New Colt, L.P. G

Richard L.Duchossois. G

SACO Defense, Inc. 19990405 G

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe VIII, L.P. G

Cougar Holdings Corporation. G

Cougar Holdings Corporation. 19990428 G

Iceberg Transport, S.A. G

Roger B. and Rosalind M. Abbott. G

Communications TeleSystems International d/b/a WorldxChange. 19990432 G

Intel Corporation. G

Shiva Corporation. G

Shiva Corporation. 19990536 G

O. Bruton Smith. G

Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Inc. G

Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Inc. 30-Nov-98..............................

19990307 G

Exxon Corporation. G

Sempra Energy. G

Pacific Offshore Pipeline Company. 19990442 G

BARCO N.V.P. G

Artios Corporation. G

Artios Corporation. 19990452 G

Kellwood Company. G

Robert Tandler and Valli Benesch. G

Fritzi California. 19990453 G

Robert Tandler and Valli Benesch. G

Kellwood Company. G

Kellwood Company. 19990463 G

CBS Corporation. G

USA Digital Radio, Inc. G

USA Digital Radio, Inc. 19990465 G

Richard F. Bemis. G

Marshall & Ilsley Corporation. G

The Kelch Corporation. 19990466 G

Peter F. Bemis. G

Marshall & Ilsley Corporation. G

The Kelch Corporation. 19990474 G

Executive Risk, Inc. G

Fund American Enterprises Holdings, Inc. G

Valley National Insurance Company. 19990480 G

Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. G

General Electric Company. G

General Electric Company. G

Caribe GE Group, Inc. 19990490 G

Ignacio Aranguren Castiello. G

Corn Products International, Inc. G

Corn Products International, Inc. 19990492 G

El Paso Energy Corporation. G

El Paso Energy Corporation. G

Pearl East Power Partners, L.P. G

Colorado Power Partners. 19990495 Y

Hewlett-Packard Company. Y

Telcom Technologies, Inc. Y

Telcom Technologies, Inc. 19990496 G

THOR Capital Holdings, LLC. G

Nations Healthcare, Inc. G

Nations Healthcare, Inc.

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19990499 G

Microage, Inc. G

Electronic Data Systems Corporation. G

Electronic Data Systems Corporation. 19990500 G

Paul J. Ramsay. G

Ramsay Health Care, Inc. G

Ramsay Health Care, Inc. 19990509 G

Zurich Allied A.G. G

Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada. G

Massachusetts Casualty Insurance Company. 19990511 G

Fried. Krupp AG Hoesch-Krupp (a German company) G

Walter Hauk. G

Combined Metals of Chicago, LP. 19990513 G

Golder, Thomas, Cressey, Rauner Fund IV, LP. G

Global Imaging Systems, Inc. G

Global Imaging Systems, Inc. 19990514 G

Fried. Krupp AG Hoesch-Krupp (a German company) G

Cyrus Tang. G

Combined Metals of Chicago, LP. 19990516 G

Alliance Energy Corp. G

Exxon Corporation G

Exxon Corporation 19990528 G

Trans World Entertainment Corporation. G

Camelot Music Holdings, Inc. G

Camelot Music Holdings, Inc. 19990530 G

Exxon Corporation. G

Tonen Corporation. G

TCA Plastics, Inc. 01-Dec-98..............................

19984455 G

BBA Group PLC. G

General Electric Company. G

UNC Airwork Corporation. G

UNC Engine & Engine Parts, Inc. G

UNC International, Inc. 19990329 G

RCBA G.P., L.L.C. G

Haemonetics Corporation. G

Haemonetics Corporation. 19990409 G

NCO Group, Inc. G

David E. D'Anna. G

JDR Holdings, Inc. 19990410 G

David E. D'Anna. G

NCO Group, Inc. G

NCO Group, Inc. 19990488 G

Catherine L. Hughes. G

Syndicated Communications Venture Partners II, L.P. G

Allur-Detroit, Inc. 19990501 G

GTFC Equity Investors, L.L.C. G

NovaQuest InfoSystems, Inc. G

NovaQuest InfoSystems, Inc. 19990526 G

J. Frank Harrison, Jr. G

Carolina Coca Cola Bottling Company, Inc. G

Carolina Coca Cola Bottling Company, Inc. 19990529 G

Horseshoe Casinos, Inc. G

Empress Entertainment, Inc. G

Empress Casino Hammond Corporation. G

Empress Casino Joliet Corporation. 19990531 G

Medtronic, Inc. G

MiniMed, Inc. G

MiniMed, Inc. 19990537 G

Blackstone Real Estate Partners II L.P. G

Crestline Capital Corporation. G

Crestline Capital Corporation. 19990538 G

Blackstone Real Estate Partners II.T.E.1 L.P. G

Crestline Capital Corporation. G

Crestline Capital Corporation. 19990555 G

Ford Motor Company. G

Jackie Cooper. 19990555 G

Jackie Cooper Lincoln/Mercury, Inc. G

Jackie Cooper Ford, Inc. 19990557 G

USS Holdings, Inc. G

Arlene E. Kraus. G

Better Materials Corporation. 19990559 G

MSX International, Inc.

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G

Johnson Controls, Inc. G

Megatech Engineering, Inc. 19990560 G

Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. G

Mr. Edward C. Rorer. G

Edward C. Rorer & Co. 19990570 G

Genuine Part Company. G

Johnson Industries, Inc. G

Johnson Industries, Inc. 19990573 G

Stonach Trust. G

Meditrust Operating Company. G

Santa Anita Enterprises, Inc. G

Los Angeles Turf Club, Inc. 19990576 G

George T. Holden. G

Advance Voting Trust. G

Advance Direct, Inc. 19990581 G

Richard Marconi. G

Micelle Laboratories, Inc. G

Micelle Laboratories, Inc. 19990591 G

Lillie Heinrich. G

Republic Industries, Inc. G

Desert GMC-East, Inc. 02-Dec-98..............................

19990349 G

INSpire Insurance Solutions, Inc. G

Patrick J. Kilkenny. G

Arrow Claims Management, Inc. G

Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, Inc. 19990420 G

Medical Inter-Insurance Exchange of New Jersey. G

Medical Society of New Jersey. G

New Jersey State Medical Underwriters. 19990436 G

Alcatel. G

Packet Engines Incorporated. G

Packet Engines Incorporated. 19990487 G

DQE, Inc. G

41/75 Corp. G

Rotunda West Utility Corporation. 19990497 G

Kjell Inge Rokke. G

Constructor-Dexion plc. G

Constructor-Dexion plc. 19990584 G

Charming Shoppes, Inc. G

Warburg, Pincus Ventures, L.P. G

Petrie Retail, Inc. 03-Dec-98..............................

19990107 G

Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc. G

Fred Meyers, Inc. G

Ralphs Grocery Company, Falley's Inc. 19990471 G

R&G Financial Corporation. G

Banco Santander, S.A. G

Santander Mortgage Corporation. 19990479 G

Frederick W. Field. G

The Seagram Company Ltd. G

Interscope TVT JV. 19990578 G

Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Group plc. G

Pitney Bowes, Inc. G

Financial Structures Limited. 19990598 G

Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company. G

Universal Bonding Holding Company, Inc. G

Universal Bonding Holding Company, 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. 98-34227Filed12-24-98; 8:45 am]

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