Premerger notification waiting periods; early terminations,

 
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[Federal Register: December 31, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 249)]

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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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Trans Acquiring

Acquired

Entities

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/05/2007

20080136............................. H.I.G. Capital Partners Raytheon Company....... Flight Options LLC, IV, L.P.

Newco. 20080150............................. Saw Mill Capital

Bessemer Securities LLC AdMart Attractions, Partners, L.P.

Inc., Business Stationery LLC, Graphics Systems, Inc., Identity Group, LLC, IDG, LLC, Redi- Tag Corporation, Scott Sign Systems, Inc., SigLet, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/06/2007

20080077............................. SPO Partners II, L.P... Martin Marietta

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.

Materials, Inc. 20080113............................. Morgan Stanley......... Royal Ahold............ Tops Markets, LLC. 20080117............................. SAP AG................. Business Objects S.A... Business Objects S.A.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/07/2007

20080075............................. Platinum Equity Capital PPG Industries, Inc.... PPG Industries, Inc. Partners II, L.P.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/08/2007

20080081............................. 2151000 Ontario Inc.... Husky Injection Molding Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.

Systems Ltd. 20080140............................. Cognizant Technology marketRx, Inc.......... marketRx, Inc. Solutions Corporation. 20080141............................. E.ON AG................ NTR plc................ Airtricity, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/09/2007

20080157............................. WLR Recovery Fund IV, American Home Mortgage American Home Mortgage L.P.

Investment Corporation. Corp., American Home Mortgage Servicing Inc. 20080170............................. Partners Limited....... Redding Management, Inc Redding Management, Inc. 20080174............................. Permira IV L.P.2....... Arysta Life

Arysta Life ScienceCorporation. ScienceCorporation. 20080175............................. USPF III Leveraged Michigan Cogeneration Michigan Cogeneration Feeder, L.P.

Systems, Inc.

Systems, Inc. 20080177............................. Sheridan Production Helios Energy Partners Aethon I L.P. Partners I-B, L.P. I L.P. 20080179............................. Dennis R. Washington... Washington Group

Washington Group International, Inc. International, Inc. 20080182............................. Mr. Fayez Sarofim...... eHarmony.com........... eHarmony.com.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/13/2007

20080180............................. Willbros Group, Inc.... Integrated Service Integrated Service Company, LLC.

Company, LLC.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/14/2007

20080109............................. Halkos Holdings, LLC... Olin Corporation....... A.J. Oster Caribe, Inc., A.J. Oster Company, A.J. Oster Foils, Inc., A.J. Oster West, Inc., Bryan Metals, Inc., Chase Brass & Copper Company, Incorporated, Chase Industries, Inc., LTC Reserve Corp., Olin Corporation, Olin Fabricated Metal Products, Inc., Waterburg Rolling Mills, Inc. 20080135............................. Nuance Communications, Thoma Cressey Fund VI, Viecore, Inc. Inc.

L.P. 20080178............................. Discovery Holding

HowStuffWorks, Inc..... HowStuffWorks, Inc. Company.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/15/2007

20071065............................. Schering-Plough

Akzo Nobel N.V......... Organon BioSciences Corporation.

N.V.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/19/2007

20080176............................. Williams Partners L.P.. The Williams Companies Wamsutter LLC. Inc. 20080183............................. Cisco Systems, Inc..... Navini Networks, Inc... Navini Networks, Inc. 20080189............................. 2003 Riverside Capital Mr. Timothy R. Buhl.... Aerco International, Appreciation Fund, L.P.

Inc. 20080190............................. 2003 Riverside Capital Mr. Basem L. Hismeh.... Aerco International, Appreciation Fund, L.P.

Inc. 20080119............................. Darwin Deason.......... Affiliated Computer Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.

Services, Inc.

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20080201............................. CHS Private Equity V Richard C. Morgan, Jr.. ALC Licensing Group, L.P.

LLC, ALC-Partner, Inc., American Aesthetic Equipment, LLC, American Laser Centers, LLC, AmeriPure, LLC. 20080203............................. The Providence Service Charterhouse Equity Charter LCI Corporation.

Partners IV, L.P.

Corporation. 20080205............................. Hellman & Friedman Goodman Global, Inc.... Goodman Global, Inc. Capital Partners VI, L.P. 200801210............................ ESCO Technologies Inc.. The Frank C. Doble Doble Engineering Wife's Trust.

Company. 20080211............................. EnCana Corporation..... Thomas S. Kaplan....... Leor Energy (Amoruso) LLC, Leor Energy (Amoruso Ranch) Holdings LLC, Leor Energy (Brazos) LLC, Leor Energy (Houston) LLC, Leor Energy (Navasota Resources) LLC. 20080213............................. The PNC Financial

Albridge Solutions, Inc Albridge Solutions, Services Group, Inc.

Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/20/2007

20080123............................. Leeds Equity Partners David Meek............. Campus Management Corp. IV, L.P. 20080144............................. Carl C. Icahn.......... Motricity, Inc......... Motricity, Inc. 20080196............................. Linsalata Capital

Lund International Autotron Accessories, Partners Fund V, L.P. Holdings, Inc.

Inc., Belmor Products, Inc., Deflect-A-Shield Accessories, Inc., Lund International Holdings, Inc., Lund International, Inc. 20080204............................. Transfield Services Michael Sullivan, Sr... Horizon National Limited.

Commercial Services, LLC, Horizon National Contract Services, LLC, Horizon National Services, LLC, Horizon Western Contract Services, LLC. 20080206............................. Brian C. Rogers........ T. Rowe Price Group, T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

Inc. 20080214............................. CSS Industries, Inc.... C.R. Gibson, Inc....... C.R. Gibson, Inc. 20080215............................. Harron Sharing

Boston Ventures Limited Vista III Media, LLC. Partners, L.P.

Partnership VI. 20080218............................. Vestar Capital Partners Radiation Therapy

Radiation Therapy V, L.P.

Services, Inc.

Services, Inc. 20080232............................. Genstar Capital

John Klaeb............. Westline Corporation. Partners V, L.P.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/21/2007

20080126............................. AT&T Inc............... Aloha Partners, L.P.... Aloha Partners, L.P., HIWIRE, LLC. 20080128............................. Stora Enso Oyj......... NewPage Investments LLC NewPage Group, Inc. 20080129............................. NewPage Investments LLC Stora Enso Oyj......... Stora Enso North America Inc. 20080172............................. EnergySouth, Inc....... Theo B. Bean, Jr....... Mississippi Hub, LLC. 20080194............................. Symantec Corporation... Vontu, Inc............. Vontu, Inc. 20080212............................. HFA Holdings Limited... Sean G. McGould........ Lighthouse Investment Partners, LLC. 20080225............................. Iron Mountain

Stratify, Inc.......... Stratify, Inc. Incorporated. 20080227............................. HBK Offshore Fund Ltd.. RTW, Inc............... RTW, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/23/2007

20080234............................. Gaz de France.......... SUEZ................... SUEZ.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/27/2007

20080166............................. David H. Murdock....... Gene Haas.............. Inland Logistics 2, LLC. 20080167............................. David H. Murdock....... William J. Hendricksen Inland Logistics, LLC. and Patricia Hendricksen. 20080193............................. The Clorox Company..... HSBC Holdings plc...... Burt's Bees, Inc. 20080209............................. Electronic Data Systems Saber Holdings, Inc.... Saber Holdings, Inc. Corporation. 20080220............................. Canadian Pension Plan Puget Energy, Inc...... Puget Energy, Inc. Investment Board. 20080221............................. Dubai Holding LLC...... Rhone Offshore Capital Almatis Holdings 3 B.V. Partners II, L.P. 20080237............................. GS Maritime Holding LLC TECO Energy, Inc....... TECO Transport Corporation. 20080242............................. Time Warner Inc........ Jonathan Burton........ TT Games Limited. 20080248............................. AIF VI Euro Holdings The Marilyn Carlson Celtic Pacific Holdings L.P.

nelson 1998 GST Family (UK) Limited, Golden Trust.

Ocean Line Limited, Newco LLC, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Inc., Regent Seven Seas Cruises UK Limited.

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20080249............................. AIF VI Euro Holdings The Barbara Carlson Celtic Pacific Holdings L.P.

Gage 1998 GST Family (UK) Limited, Golden Trust.

Ocean Line Limited, Newco LLC, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Inc., Regent Seven Seas Cruises UK Limited. 20080025............................. PODS Holding, Inc...... PODS, Inc.............. PODS, Inc. 20080254............................. Sumitomo Rubber

Quiksilver, Inc........ Roger Cleveland Golf Industries, Ltd.

Company, Inc. 20080259............................. Blue Cross and Blue Blue Cross and Blue USAble Life. Shield of

Shield of Florida, Inc. Massachusetts. 20080260............................. Blue Cross and Blue Arkansas Blue Cross and USAble Life. Shield of

Blue Shield. Massachusetts, Inc. 20080275............................. Sector Performance LaSalle Capital Group, Advanced H2O Holdings Fund, L.P.

L.P.

LLC.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/28/2007

20081838............................. Barry O'Callaghan...... Reed Elsevier NV....... Achieve Data Solutions LLC, Classroom Connect Inc., Foundation Marine Animal Husbandry Inc., Greenwood Publishing Group Inc., Harcourt Inc., HRW Distributors Inc., Reed Elsevier UK Ltd., Steck-Vaughn Publishing LLC. 20080152............................. The Doctors Company, an SCPIE Holdings, Inc.... SCPIE Holdings, Inc. Interinsurance Exchange.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--11/29/2007

20080192............................. Oak Hill Capital

Forgings International Forgings International Partners III, L.P. L.P.

L.P. 20080240............................. Cooper Industries, Ltd. SurePower, Inc......... SurePower, Inc. 20080241............................. O. Bruton Smith........ Robert P. Bahre........ New Hampshire Speedway, Inc. 20080263............................. Providence Equity

Donald W. Jones........ J&B DS LLC, J&B Sales Partners VI L.P.

Corp., Jones and Bartlett Publishers Business Trust, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc. 20080279............................. Computer Sciences

First Consulting Group, First Consulting Group, Corporation.

Inc.

Inc. 20080281............................. Spherion Corporation... Charlesbank Equity Fund Intellimark Holdings, V, Limited Partnership. Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/03/2007

20080278............................. SAS Rue La Boetie...... Societe Generale S.A... Fimat International Banque S.A. 20080280............................. Societe Generale S.A... SAS Rue La Boetie...... Calyon North America Holdings, Inc. 20080292............................. ABX Air, Inc........... Cargo Holdings

Cargo Holdings International, Inc. International, Inc. 20080297............................. Ruth's Chris Steak Cameron Mitchell

Cameron Mitchell House, Inc.

Restaurants, LLC.

Restaurants, LLC 20080298............................. Youngor Group Co. Ltd.. Kellwood Company....... Smart Apparel Group Limited, Xin Ma Apparel International Ltd. 20080301............................. Mr. George David....... United Technologies United Technologies Corporation.

Corporation. 20080306............................. Hewlett-Packard Company TA IX L.P.............. EYP Mission Critical Facilities, Inc. 20080314............................. Millennium Digital Golden Tree Asset

James Cable, LLC. Media Holdings, L.L.C. Management, LLC. 20080315............................. American Securities Silver Point Capital FiberMark North Partners IV, L.P.

Offshore Fund, Ltd. America, Inc., FiberMark Red Bridge International Ltd. 20080318............................. Bilfinger Berger

Churchill Equity and TSC Holding Company, Industrial Services AG. ESOP Capital Partners LLC. II, L.P. 20080319............................. International Business Cognos Incorporated.... Cognos Incorporated. Machines Corporation. 20080331............................. AT&T Inc............... Ingenio, Inc........... Ingenio, Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/04/2007

20080187............................. Honeywell International HKW Capital partners Maxon Corporation. Inc.

II, L.P. 20080230............................. Robert Price........... Ford Motor Company..... Automotive Componenets Holdings, LLC. 20080246............................. CCC Steel GmbH & Co. KG MAN AG................. Ferrostaal Metals GmbH. 20080258............................. Albert G. Lowenthal.... Canadian Imperial Bank CIBC World Markets of Commerce.

Corp. 20080291............................. The Bear Stearns

Knight Holdco LLC...... KN Cogeneration, Inc., Companies Inc.

KN Thermo Acquisition, Inc. 20080300............................. KMG Chemicals, Inc..... Air Products and

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Chemicals, Inc. 20080312............................. Iberdrola, S.A......... Denham Commodity

Freebird Assets, Inc., Partners Fund IV L.P. Freebird SHA, LLC.

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Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/05/2007

20080184............................. Nokia Inc.............. NAVTEQ Corporation..... NAVTEQ Corporation. 20080202............................. Omniture, Inc.......... Visual Sciences, Inc... Visual Sciences, Inc. 20080290............................. Nycomed S.C.A. SICAR... Daniel Glassman........ Bradley Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 20080295............................. CHRISTUS Health........ McKenna Health System.. McKenna Health System. 20080307............................. Providence Equity

Donald L. Merrill...... AMR/Arlington Medical Partners V L.P..

Resources, Inc. 20080308............................. Providence Equity

K. Paul Ferris......... AMR/Arlington Medical Partners V L.P..

Resources, Inc. 20080320............................. Wicks Communications & The Gordian Group, Inc. The Gordian Group, Inc. Media Partners III, ESOP and Trust. L.P..

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/06/2007

20080256............................. ON Semiconductor

Analog Devices, Inc.... Analog Devices, Inc. Corporation. 20080271............................. Matsushita Electric Littlejohn Fund II, ULT Holdings, Inc. Industrial Co., Ltd. L.P..

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/07/2007

20080329............................. Macrovision Corporation Yucaipa One-Stop

All Media Guide Partners, L.P..

Holdings, Inc. 20080334............................. Trust f/b/o Lee Bordes Lincoln National

Lincoln Financial Media u/a FIVE o/t Will of Corporation.

Company of North Peter A. Bordes.

Carolina. 20080346............................. Prudential Financial Mitsubishi UFJ

Union Bank of Inc..

Financial Group, Inc.. California, N.A. 20080353............................. The Nutting Company, Nutting 1997 Trust..... The Nutting Newspapers, Inc..

Inc. 20080369............................. Citadel Kensington E*TRADE Financial

E*TRADE Financial Global Strategies Fund Corporation.

Corporation. Ltd.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/10/2007

20080143............................. Motricity, Inc......... InfoSpace, Inc......... InfoSpace, Inc. 20080265............................. GSS Contract Services Broadway Generating Bosque Power Company, XXI, Inc..

Company, LLC.

LLC, LSP Bosque Blocker II, Inc., LSP Bosque Blocker I, Inc. 20080283............................. Hilltop Holdings Inc... Downey Financial Corp.. Downey Financial Corp. 20080342............................. Fidelity Capital

HD Supply, Inc......... Cox Lumber Corp., Operating Limited

Madison LLC, Park LLC, Partnership.

Williams Bros. Lumber Co., LLC.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/11/2007

20080282............................. The Day & Zimmermann SOC-SMG, Inc........... SOC-SMG, Inc. Group, Inc.. 20080287............................. Valve (RMG) LuxCo

Gareth Y. Hudson....... Mercury Instruments, S.a.r.l.

Inc. 20080333............................. Highland Crusader Fund Solutia Inc............ Solutia Inc. II, Ltd. 20080335............................. Astellas Pharma Inc.... Agensys, Inc........... Agensys, Inc. 20080340............................. Silver Lake Partners Gerson Lehman Group, Gerson Lehman Group, III, L.P..

Inc..

Inc. 20080348............................. Nustar Energy, L.P..... Petroleos De Venezuela, Citgo Asphalt Refining S.A.

Company. 20080356............................. Fundacion MAPFRE....... The Commerce Group, The Commerce Group, Inc..

Inc.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/12/2007

20080231............................. Falcon Mezzanine

Roy K. Landgren........ Sunrise Electric Partners II.

Supply, Inc. 20080349............................. Genesis Energy, L.P.... Denbury Resources Inc.. Denbury Onshore L.L.C. 20080359............................. Iconix Brand Group, Phillip H. Knight...... Exeter Brands Group Inc..

LLC.

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/13/2007

20080253............................. Nokia Corporation...... Atrica, Inc............ Atrica, Inc. 20080266............................. Genstar Capital

TravelCLICK Holdings, TravelCLICK Holdings, Partners V, L.P..

Inc..

Inc. 20080311............................. GlaxoSmithKline plc.... Reliant

Reliant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.. Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 20080344............................. Macquarie Group Limited C. Gregory Evans, II... Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. 20080370............................. The Resolute Fund, L.P. Haas TCM Inc........... Haas TCM Inc.

20080371............................. The Resolute Fund II, Haas TCM Inc........... Haas TCM Inc. L.P..

Transactions Granted Early Termination--12/14/2007

20080273............................. Agilent Technologies, Velocity11............. Velocity11. Inc.. 20080289............................. Catholic Healthcare Tennessee Baptist

The Baptist Health Partners.

Convention.

System of East Tennessee, Inc. 20080364............................. SPO Partners II, L.P... Calpine Corporation.... Calpine Corporation. 20080366............................. Luminum Energy Partners Calpine Corporation.... Calpine Corporation. QP, L.P.. 20080367............................. LS Power Equity

Calpine Corporation.... Calpine Corporation. Partners, L.P.. 20080368............................. San Francisco Partners Calpine Corporation.... Calpine Corporation. II, L.P..

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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. 07-6234 Filed 12-28-07; 8:45 am]

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