Premerger notification waiting periods; early terminations,

 
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[Federal Register: March 13, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 48)]

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[Page 11361-11363]

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.

Trans Acquiring

Acquired

Entities

Transactions Granted Early Termination--02/12/2007

20070676............................. Apache Corporation..... Permian Basin Joint Permian Basin Joint Venture LLC.

Venture LLC.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--02/13/2007

20070697............................. Deseret Management Joseph M. & Marie H. Entercom Cincinnati Corporation.

Field.

License, LLC, Entercom Cincinnati, LLC, Entercom Seattle License, LLC, Entercom Seattle, LLC. 20070699............................. Joseph M. & Marie H. Deseret Management Bonneville Field.

Corporation.

International Corporation. 20070710............................. State Street

Currenex, Inc.......... Currenex, Inc. Corporation.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--02/14/2007

20070662............................. IFM Infrastructure Colonial Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline Funds.

Company.

Company. 20070671............................. HOV Capital LLC........ Charterhouse Equity Charter Lason Inc. Partners IV, LP.

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20070687............................. ArcLight Energy

Jerry C. Dearing....... National Energy & Trade Partners Fund III, L.P.

Holdings, LLC. 20070688............................. ArcLight Energy

Joe M. Gutierrez....... National Energy & Trade Partners Fund III, L.P.

Holdings, LLC. 20070692............................. Reyes Holdings, L.L.C.. Leona Aronoff.......... Gate City Beverage Distributors. 20070694............................. BT Group plc........... The 1981 Kara Ann Berg International Network Trust.

Services, Inc. 20070696............................. Charles River

BigBand Networks, Inc.. BigBand Networks, Inc. Partnership XI, LP. 20070698............................. TowerBrook Investors Madison Dearborn

Beverages & More, Inc. II, L.P.

Capital Partners, L.P. 20070709............................. Roger F. Penske........ Donald J. Tamburro..... Tamburro Enterprises, Inc. 20070714............................. Jerry Moyes............ Swift Transportation Swift Transportation Co., Inc.

Co., Inc. 20070715............................. Cator Sweden AB........ Apax Europe V-A, L.P... MHC UK Limited. 20070716............................. Diamond Lease Company UFJ Central Leasing UFJ Central Leasing Limited.

Co., Ltd.

Co., Ltd. 20070719............................. FC-Gen Investments, LLC Genesis HealthCare Genesis HealthCare Corporation.

Corporation.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--02/15/2007

20070634............................. LVB Acquisition

Biomet, Inc............ Biomet, Inc. Holding, LLC. 20070655............................. Dover Corporation...... Eugene A. Janning, Jr.. Pole/Zero Corporation 20070660............................. Icahn Partners Master Temple-Inland Inc...... Temple-Inland Inc. Fund LP.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--02/20/2007

20070703............................. QBE Insurance Group AXA S.A................ Winterthur U.S. Limited.

Holdings, Inc. 20070711............................. Sun Life Financial Inc. Genworth Financial, Inc California Benefits Dental Plan, Dental Holdings, Inc., Genworth Administrators, Inc., Genworth Life and Health Insurance Company, Professional Insurance Company.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--02/21/2007

20070566............................. Robert Piccinini....... AB Acquisition LLC..... ABS NoCal Investor LLC, ABS NoCal Owner LLC, AFDI NoCal Investor LLC, ASP NoCal Investor LLC, ASP NoCal Lease Investor LLC, ASP NoCal Owner LLC, Lucky Stores II, LLC, Lucky Stores, Inc. 20070707............................. Siemens

UGS Capital Corp....... UGS Capital Corp. Aktiengesellschaft. 20070732............................. The St. Paul Travelers Citigroup Inc.......... Citigroup Inc. Companies, Inc. 20070735............................. Elara Holdings, Inc.... Direct General

Direct General Corporation.

Corporation. 20070739............................. General Atlantic

Pivotal NS, LLC........ Network Solutions, LLC. Partners 83, L.P. 20070749............................. American International Port & Free Zone World P&O Ports North Group, Inc.

FZE.

America, Inc., PORTS Insurance Company, Inc. 20070761............................. National HealthCare National Health Realty, National Health Realty, Corporation.

Inc.

inc. 20070762............................. CAP Gemini SA.......... Fremont Partners, L.P.. Software Architects, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--02/22/2007

20070673............................. The Charles Schwab Nationwide Mutual

The 401(k) Companies, Corporation.

Insurance Company. Inc. 20070723............................. Catterton Partners VI, Edward P. Bass......... Monosol LLC. L.P. 20070755............................. KPS Special Situations Johnson Controls, Inc.. Bristol Compressors, Fund II (A), L.P.

Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--02/23/2007

20070702............................. MABEG, e.V............. Siemens

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft. Aktiengesellschaft. 20070721............................. Graham Partners II, L.P Sorenson Capital

Atlas Aerospace, LLC, Partners, LP.

Vitron Acquisition Corporation, Vitron Acquisition LLC. 20070722............................. FPL Group, Inc......... Wisconsin Energy

Wisconsin Electric Corporation.

Power Company. 20070733............................. General Electric

Abbott Laboratories.... Abbott Laboratories. Company. 20070740............................. American Electric Power DPL Inc................ DPL Energy, LLC. Company, Inc. 20070748............................. Wychwood Trust......... Yucaipa American

TDS Logistics, Inc. Alliance Fund I, LP. 20070751............................. Kelso Investment

Audio Visual Services Audio Visual Services Associates VII, L.P. Corporation.

Corporation. 20070759............................. The Coca-Cola Company.. Fuze Beverage, LLC..... Fuze Beverage, LLC. 20070760............................. Trican Well Service Ltd Mr. George Soros....... LibPP. 20070763............................. Gregory Fleming........ Merrill Lynch & Co., Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.

Inc. 20070764............................. Dow Kim................ Merrill Lynch & Co., Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.

Inc. 20070765............................. E. Stanley O'Neal...... Merrill Lynch & Co., Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.

Inc.

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20070766............................. Ahmass Fakahany........ Merrill Lynch & Co., Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.

Inc. 20070767............................. Robert McCann.......... Merrill Lynch & Co., Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.

Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--02/26/2007

20070713............................. Park Avenue Equity Donald L. Besecker, Jr. Pennmark Auto Group II, Partners II, L.P.

and Laura M. Besecker. L.P., Pennmark Auto Group IV, LP, Pennmark Auto Group, LP. 20070717............................. Park Avenue Equity George E. Marucci, Jr.. Pennmark Auto Group II, Partners II, L.P.

L.P., Pennmark Auto Group IV, LP, Pennmark Auto Group, LP. 20070726............................. Onex Partners II LP.... Eastman Kodak Company.. Eastman Kodak Company. 20070731............................. International Business Softek Storage

Softek Storage Machines Corporation. Holdings, Inc.

Holdings, Inc. 20070741............................. West Corporation....... Richland Ventures III, TeleVox Software, Inc. LP. 20070742............................. West Corporation....... Neil and Fran Smith TeleVox Software, Inc. Armentrout.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--02/27/2007

20070681............................. LS Power Equity

Mirant Corporation..... Mirant Las Vegas, LLC, Partners II, L.P.

Mirant Sugar Creek, LLC, Mirant Texas, LP, Mirant Zeeland, LLC, Shady Hills Power Company, L.L.C., West Georgia Generating Company, L.L.C. 20070750............................. s.a. D'leteren n.v..... Safelite Group, Inc.... Safelite Group, Inc. 20070770............................. General Atlantic

AKQA, Inc.............. AKQA, Inc. Partners 83, L.P. 20070772............................. Edge Acquisition, LLC c/ Educate, Inc........... Educate, Inc. o Sterling Capital Partners LLC. 20070774............................. Audax Private Equity Industrial Growth

TASI Holdings, Inc. Fund, L.P.

Partners II, L.P. 20070785............................. Carlyle Partners IV, Philosophy, Inc........ Philosophy, Inc. L.P. 20070786............................. Imperial Tobacco Group Houchens Industries, CBHC, Inc. PLC.

Inc. ESOP and Trust. 20070787............................. The Bear Stearns

Progress Energy, Inc... Ceredo Synfuel LLC, Companies Inc.

Sandy River Synfuel LLC, Solid Energy LLC, Solid Fuel LLC. 20070793............................. Ralcorp Holdings, Inc.. Harold B. Rothman and Bloomfield Bakers L.P., Wendi F. Rothman.

Lovin Oven, LLC. 20070794............................. Ralcorp Holdings, Inc.. William R. Ross........ Bloomfield Bakers L.P., Lovin Oven, LLC. 20070798............................. Babcock & Brown Wind Babcock & Brown Limited B&B Wind Portfolio. Partners Limited. 20070805............................. Fraser Papers, Inc..... Partners Limited....... Katahdin Holdings LLC. 20070806............................. Aurora Equity Partners Hellman & Friedman Mitchell International III L.P.

Capital Partners IV, Holding, Inc. L.P.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--03/01/2007

20070728............................. Allied Capital

Direct Capital

Direct Capital Corporation.

Corporation.

Corporation. 20070734............................. Carlyle/Riverstone TSI Delaware, Inc...... Titan GP, LLC, Titan Global Energy and

Specialties, Ltd. Power Fund III, L.P. 20070788............................. Paul G. Desmarais...... March & McLennan

Putnam Investments Companies, Inc.

Trust.

For Further Information Contact: Sandra M. Peay, Contact Representative, or Renee Hallman, Contact Representative, Federal Trade Commission, Premerger Notification Office, Bureau of Competition, Room H-303, Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326-3100.

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

[FR Doc. 07-1165 Filed 3-12-07; 8:45 am]

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