Premerger notification waiting periods; early terminations,

 
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[Federal Register: February 12, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 29)]

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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. Sec. 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.

Transactions Granted Early Termination Between: 012098 and 013098

Name of acquiring person, name of acquired

Date person, name of acquired entity

PMN No. terminated

J. Garner Scott, Joseph E. Parker, Jr., S&M

Equipment Corporation........................ 98-1012 01/20/98 Coventry Corporation, Principal Mutual Life

Insurance Co., Principal Mutual Life

Insurance Co................................. 98-1111 01/20/98 Principal Mutual Life Insurance Co., Coventry

Corporation, Coventry Health Care, Inc....... 98-1112 01/20/98 Baptist Hospital, Inc., Daughters of Charity

National Health System, St.Thomas Hospital &

Middle Tennessee Health Corp................. 98-1199 01/20/98 IAT Reinsurance Syndicate Ltd., National

Discount Brokers Group, Inc., National

Discount Brokers Group, Inc.................. 98-1235 01/20/98 Fresenius Aktiengesellschaft, Phillip G

Calderone, M.D., Nephro-Care, Inc............ 98-1278 01/20/98 U.S.A. Floral Products, Inc., Continental

Farms Limited, Continental Farms Limited..... 98-1279 01/20/98 H.I.G. Investment Group, L.P., Fred McCoy,

Cincinnati Test Systems, Inc................. 98-1280 01/20/98 N.V. Verenigd Bezit VNU, Starwood Lodging

Corporation, ITT World Directories, Inc...... 98-1281 01/20/98 Intrawest Corporation, The Praedium Recovery

Fund, LP, Angel Projects LLC................. 98-1283 01/20/98 American HomePatient, Inc., National Medical

Systems, Inc., National Medical Systems, Inc. 98-1285 01/20/98 Permiere Technologies, Inc., Xpedite Systems,

Inc., Xpedite Systems, Inc................... 98-1288 01/20/98 McClatchy Newspapers, Inc., Cowles Media

Company, Cowles Media Company................ 98-1291 01/20/98 Cowles Media Company, McClatchy Newspapers,

Inc., McClatchy Newspaper, Inc............... 98-1292 01/20/98 Grey Wolf, Inc., Murco Drilling Corporation,

Murco Drilling Corporation................... 98-1295 01/20/98 U.S. Office Products Company, Avi Shaked &

Babs Waldman (spouses), PCM, Inc............. 98-1299 01/20/98 Avi Shaked and Babs Waldman (spouses), U.S.

Office Products Company, U.S. Office Products

Company...................................... 98-1300 01/20/98 Wyndham International, Inc., Interstate Hotel

Corporation, Interstate Hotel Corporation.... 98-1307 01/20/98 Ocean Energy, Inc., United Meridian

Corporation, United Meridian Corporation..... 98-1315 01/20/98 United Dominion Industries Limited,

Radiodetection Holdings, Limited,

Radiodetection Holdings, Limited............. 98-1325 01/20/98 Osmonics, Inc., Micron Separations, Inc.,

Micron Separtations, Inc..................... 98-1333 01/20/98 GKN plc, Armstrong Rim & Wheel Mfg. Co.,

Armstrong Rim & Wheel Mfg. Co................ 98-0402 01/21/98 Phillip G. Ruffin, Margaret Elardi,

Unibelievable, Inc........................... 98-1068 01/21/98 JELD-WEN, Inc., Morgan Products Ltd., Morgan

Products Ltd................................. 98-1108 01/21/98 Newcor, Inc., Raymond B. Dorris, Turn-Matic,

Inc.......................................... 98-1114 01/21/98 Sara Lee Corporation, Kesterson Companies,

Inc., Kesterson Companies, Inc............... 98-1120 01/21/98 Republic Industries, Inc., D/L Motor Company,

D/L Motor Company............................ 98-1121 01/21/98 MedPartners, Inc., Mid-America Medical Group,

S.C., Mid-America Medical Group, S.C......... 98-1257 01/21/98 U.S.A. Floral Products, Inc., Peter F.

Ullrich, XL Group Inc........................ 98-1269 01/21/98 Quad-C Partners IV, LP, D&F Holdings, Inc.,

D&F Holdings, Inc............................ 98-1275 01/21/98 Textron Inc., The Washington Water Power

Company, Systran Financial Services Holding

Company...................................... 98-1294 01/21/98 HWH Capital Partners, L.P., Olympus Growth

Fund II, L.P., NBC Acquisition Corp.......... 98-1305 01/21/98 Culligan Water Technologies, Inc., Water

Services Corporation, Water Services

Corporation.................................. 98-1323 01/21/98 H.F. Johnson Distributing Trust f/b/o Samuel

C. Johnson, The Dow Chemical Company,

DowBrands L.P., DowBrands, Inc., DowBrands

Canada Inc................................... 98-0692 01/22/98 Tokyo Electron Limited, Sony Corporation,

Materials Research Corporation............... 98-1211 01/22/98 Catholic Health Initiatives, Columbia/HCA

Healthcare Corporation, HCA Health Services

of Midwest, Inc.............................. 98-1238 01/22/98 Universal Outdoor, Inc., James V. Riley,

Transportation Media, Inc.................... 98-1284 01/22/98 Four Media Company, Visualize d/b/a POP,

Visualize d/b/a POP.......................... 98-1298 01/22/98 Reckitt & Colman plc (a British company), H.F.

Johnson Distributing Trust of the Benefit of

Samue, SNW Co., Inc.......................... 98-1231 01/23/98 Health Management Associates, Inc., Riley

Development Systems, Inc., The Riley Hospital

& Benevolent Association..................... 98-1378 01/23/98 Blackstone Offshore Capital Partners III, LP,

SK Parent Corp. (JV), SK Parent Corp. (JV)... 98-0728 01/26/98 Blackstone Capital Partners III Merchant

Banking Fund, SK Parent Corp. (JV), SK Parent

Corp. (JV)................................... 98-0729 01/26/98 Philip Services Corp., SK Parent Corp. (JV),

SK Parent Corp. (JV)......................... 98-0730 01/26/98 Philip Services Corp., Safety-Kleen Corp.,

Safety-Kleen Corp............................ 98-0817 01/26/98 Galoob Toys, Inc., George W. Lucas, Jr., Lucas

Licensing Ltd................................ 98-1282 01/26/98 Diebold, Incorporated, Diebold, Incorporated,

Inter Bold................................... 98-1317 01/26/98 PalEx, Inc., a Delaware corporation, A. Joseph

Cruz, Consolidated Drum Reconditioning Co.

dba Container................................ 98-1321 01/26/98 PalEx, Inc., a Delaware corporation, Philip M.

Freeman, Consolidated Drum Reconditioning Co.

dba Container Servi.......................... 98-1322 01/26/98

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Cornerstone Equity Investors IV, LP, Micron

Technology, Inc., Micron Custom Manufacturing

Services, Inc................................ 98-1327 01/26/98 ITEQ, Inc., Matrix Service Company, Matrix

Service Company.............................. 98-1331 01/26/98 Kingsway Financial Services Inc., American

Service Investment Corporation, American

Service Investment Corporation............... 98-1334 01/26/98 PalEx, Inc., Elliot Pearlman, Acme Barrel

Company, Inc., Western Container Limited Li.. 98-1335 01/26/98 RCN Corporation, Erol M. Onaran, Erols

Internet, Inc................................ 98-1337 01/26/98 Charter Oak Partners, Fred Thomas, Sr., ITM

Corporation.................................. 98-1340 01/26/98 AlliedSignal Inc., George F. Roberts, Tensor,

Inc.......................................... 98-1348 01/26/98 George F. Roberts, AlliedSignal, Inc.,

AlliedSignal, Inc............................ 98-1349 01/26/98 Albertson's, Inc., Crimson Associates, L.P.,

Crimson Associates, L.P., Seessel Holdings,

Inc.......................................... 98-1351 01/26/98 Quanex Corporation, Decatur Aluminum Holding

Corp., Decatur Aluminum Corp................. 98-1354 01/26/98 Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Jack J. Cook,

Jr., Durrett-Sheppard Steel Co., L.L.C.;

Durrett-Sheppard............................. 98-1361 01/26/98 Inernational Technology Corporation, OHM

Corporation, OHM Corporation................. 98-1367 01/26/98 First Reserve Fund VII, Limited Partnership,

Jacqueline Trust No. 2, Cardinal Holding Corp 98-1373 01/26/98 Cablevision Systems Corporation, Cablevision

Systems Corporation, Rainbow Program

Enterprise................................... 98-1387 01/26/98 PVS Chemicals, Inc., Stronach Trust, The

Chantland Company............................ 98-1402 01/26/98 AutoZone, Inc., Delaware Falcon, Inc., ADAP,

Inc.......................................... 98-1405 01/26/98 Laidlaw Inc. (a Canadian company), Safety-

Kleen Corp., Safety-Kleen Corp............... 98-0769 01/27/98 Robert F.X. Sillerman, Steve F. Schankman, The

Contemporary Group Inc....................... 98-1157 01/27/98 Robert F.X. Sillerman, Irving P. Zuckerman,

The Contemporary Group....................... 98-1158 01/27/98 Coltec Industries Inc., Groupe Carbone

Lorraine, Helicoflex Company................. 98-1276 01/27/98 Koch Industries, Inc., ONEOK, Inc., ONEOK

Products Company and ONG Transmission Company 98-1332 01/27/98 H.I.G. Investment Group, L.P., Frederick L.

Tompkins, Vaupell Industrial Plastics, Inc... 98-1368 01/27/98 Mellon Bank Corporation, Bjorn K. Borgen,

Founders Asset Management, Inc............... 98-1372 01/27/98 Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Equity Fund III,

L.P., Robert R. Dyson, Patterson

Broadcasting, Inc............................ 98-1932 01/28/98 Tele-Communications, Inc., Rifkin Acquisition

Partners, LLLP, Rifkin Acquisition Partners,

LLLP......................................... 98-1186 01/28/98 Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., California

Microwave, Inc., California Microwave, Inc... 98-1293 01/28/98 Applied Power Inc., Del City Wire, Inc., Del

City Wire, Inc............................... 98-1308 01/28/98 Hillenbrand Industries, Inc., CGW Southeast

Partners I, LP, Medaes Holdings, Inc......... 98-1363 01/28/98 Reed International P.L.C., Geyer-McAllister

Publications, Inc., Geyer-McAllister

Publications, Inc............................ 98-1380 01/28/98 Elsevier N.V., Geyer-McAllister Publications,

Inc., Geyer-McAllister Publications, Inc..... 98-1381 01/28/98 ARLP Acquisition Co., LLC, A. Ahlstrom

Corporation (a Finland corporation), SJF

Aviation Holdings, Inc....................... 98-1383 01/28/98 Advanced Lighting Technologies, Inc.,

Deposition Sciences, Inc., Deposition

Sciences, Inc................................ 98-1224 01/29/98 Harrisons & Crosfield plc, The Harold C.

Simmons Family Trust No. 2, Rheox, Intn'l

Inc., RIMC., Inc. and Enenco, Inc............ 98-1229 01/29/98 Republic Industries, Inc., Charles L. Clancy,

Jr., Chuck Clancy Ford of Marietta, Inc...... 98-1314 01/29/98 Leggett & Platt, Incorporated, Syndicate

Systems, Inc., Syndicate Systems, Inc........ 98-1324 01/29/98 Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, Bird Corporation

Bird Corporation............................. 98-1358 01/29/98 Orion Capital Corporation, Strickland

Insurance Group, Inc., Strickland Insurance

Group, Inc................................... 98-1377 01/29/98 Richard J. Nash, Arthur J. Goodsel, Huron

Plastics Group, Inc; Tadim, Inc.............. 98-1400 01/29/98 Joe Balous, Arthur J. Goodsel, Huron Plastics

Group, Inc.; Tadim, Inc...................... 98-1401 01/29/98 American Financial Group, Inc., James Harry

Leggett, Jr., Arkansas National Life

Insurance Company............................ 98-1403 01/29/98 MRV Communications, Inc., Whittaker

Corporation, Whittaker Xyplex, Inc........... 98-1444 01/29/98 Motorola, Inc., American Mobile Satellite

Corporation, American Mobile Satellite

Corporation.................................. 98-1289 01/30/98 American Mobile Satellite Corporation,

Motorola, Inc., Motorola ARDLS, Inc.,

Motorola ARDIS Acquisition, Inc.............. 98-1290 01/30/98 Midwest Energy, Inc., KN Energy, Inc., KN

Energy, Inc.................................. 98-1297 01/30/98 Federal Express Corporation, UAL Corporation,

UAL Corporation.............................. 98-1301 01/30/98 Brunswick Corporation, Gerald L. Dettinger,

ParaBody, Inc................................ 98-1355 01/30/98 Brunswick Corporation, Stephen M. Duncan,

ParaBody, Inc................................ 98-1356 01/30/98 Rent-Way, Inc., Bill C. Ogle Sr., Champion

Rentals, Inc................................. 98-1360 01/30/98 Bay Networks, Inc., NetSpeak Corporation,

NetSpeak Corporation......................... 98-1362 01/30/98 John J. Rigas, H.F. Lenfest, Hyperion

Telecommunications of Harrisburg............. 98-1369 01/30/98 John J. Rigas, Tele-Communications, Inc.,

Hyperion Telecommunications of Harrisburg.... 98-1370 01/30/98 John J. Rigas, John J. Rigas, Hyperion

Telecommunications of Harrisburg............. 98-1371 01/30/98 Colony Investors II, L.P., Public Storage,

Inc., Public Storage, Inc.................... 98-1382 01/30/98 EG&G, Inc., TI Group, plc (a British company),

John Crane Inc. (Belfab Division)............ 98-1384 01/30/98 Frontier Corporation, GlobalCenter, Inc.,

GlobalCenter, Inc............................ 98-1388 01/30/98 Pfingsten Executive Fund, L.P., M.E. Abrams,

Clercom, Inc. d/b/a Diesel Eagle............. 98-1389 01/30/98 PhyCor, Inc., CareWise, Inc., CareWise, Inc... 98-1390 01/30/98 Sylvan Learning System, Inc., Marlene Canter,

Canter and Associates, Inc.; Canter

Educational.................................. 98-1395 01/30/98 W. Galen Weston, RJR Nabisco Holdings Corp.,

Plush Pippin Corporation..................... 98-1404 01/30/98 J.W. Childs Equity Partners, L.P., H.I.G.

Investment Group, L.P., Heath Holding Corp... 98-1407 01/30/98 American International Group, Inc., American

Bankers Insurance Group, Inc., American

Bankers Insurance Group, Inc................. 98-1410 01/30/98 O. Bruton Smith, H. Skip Berg, Brenda Raceway

Corporation.................................. 98-1415 01/30/98 Castle Harlan Partners III, L.P., BankAmerica

Corporation, Land `N' Sea Distributing, Inc.. 98-1426 01/30/98 USN Communications, Inc., Mark Hatten, Hatten

Communications Holing Company, Inc........... 98-1437 01/30/98 Hughes Supply, Inc., Chad Supply, Inc., Chad

Supply, Inc.................................. 98-1442 01/30/98 Matthews Studio Equipment Group, Stonebridge

Partners Equity Funds, L.P., Four Star

Holding, Inc................................. 98-1443 01/30/98 Waste Management, Inc., International

Technology Corporation, International

Technology Corporation....................... 98-1453 01/30/98 Plainwell Holding Company, Pope & Talbot,

Inc., Pope & Talbot, Wis., Inc............... 98-1455 01/30/98

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NCO Group, Inc., TeleSpectrum Worldwide Inc.,

TeleSpectrum Worldwide Inc................... 98-1456 01/30/98 Golder, Thomas, Cressey, Rauner Fund V, L.P.,

The Modern Group, Inc., The Modern Group,

Inc. (Dragon Rental Division)................ 98-1457 01/30/98 Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Fund V Limited

Partnership, Norfolk Southern Corporation,

North American Van Lines, Inc................ 98-1460 01/30/98 Enron Corp., Compagnie Generale des Eaux (a

French corporation), Anjou Construction and

Services Company; Limbach Holdin............. 98-1462 01/30/98 Federal-Mogul Corporation, Fel-Pro Realty

Corporation, Fel-Pro Realty Corporation...... 98-1467 01/30/98 The Robert Rosenkranz Trust, Dennis N.

Horowitz, Smith St. John Company, Smith St.

John of Georgia, Inc.,....................... 98-1470 01/30/98 H&R Block, Inc., Estate of David B. Clayton,

Estate of David B. Clayton................... 98-1471 01/30/98 Dominion Resources, Inc., Unicom Corporation,

Commonwealth Edison Company.................. 98-1484 01/30/98 Cablevision Systems Corporation, The Wiz, Inc.

(Debtor-in-Possession), The Wiz, Inc. (Debtor-

in-Possession)............................... 98-1513 01/30/98

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, D.C. 20580, (202) 326-3100.

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

[FR Doc. 98-3505Filed2-11-98; 8:45 am]

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