Premerger notification Waiting Periods; Early Terminations

 
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Federal Register: February 26, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 38)

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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.

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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. No.

Acquiring

Acquired

Entities

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--01/14/2008

20080479........... Amazon.com, Inc. Bill Me Later,

Bill Me Later,

Inc.

Inc. 20080494........... Duke Energy

Saluda River

Saluda River

Corporation.

Electric

Electric

Cooperative,

Cooperative,

Inc.

Inc. 20080569........... CML Healthcare

ARS Holding, Inc ARS Holding

Income Fund.

Inc.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--01/15/2008

20080462........... Ms. Esther

Siemens

Hydrocarbon

Koplowitz

Aktiengesellsch Recovery

Romero de Juseu. aft.

Services, Inc.

International

Petroleum

Corp. of

Delaware. 20080469........... Teradyne, Inc... Nextest Systems Nextest Systems

Corporation.

Corporation. 20080552........... Providence

William L.

AGT

Equity Partners Adamany.

Enterprises,

IV L.P.

Inc.

Star-Iowa, LLC.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--01/16/2008

20080470........... Eisai Co., Ltd.. MGI Pharma, Inc. MGI Pharma,

Inc.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--01/17/2008

20080495........... KASLION S.a.r.L. Atlantic Bridge GloNav Inc.

Ventures

Holdings

Limited. 20080519........... Appolo

GA Industries,

GA Industries,

Investment Fund Inc.

Inc.

VI, L.P. 20080586........... Pfizer Inc...... The Biotech

CovX Research

Settlement.

LLC.

CovX

Technologies

Ireland

Limited.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--01/18/2008

20080537........... Financiere

Flash

Flash

Asteel S.A..

Electronics

Electronics

International.

Holding. 20080564........... Eli Lilly and

BioMS Medical

BioMS Medical

Company.

Corp.

Corp. 20080587........... Alfa Mutual

Alfa Corporation Alfa

Insurance

Corporation.

Company. 20080588........... Alfa Mutual Fire Alfa Corporation Alfa

Insurance

Corporation.

Company. 20080590........... Long Point

Avadhesh and

UMS

Capital Fund,

Umarani Agarwal. Enterprises,

II, L.P.

Inc. 20080598........... Gryphon Partners Accelerated

Accelerated

III, L.P.

Health Systems, Health

LLC.

Systems, LLC. 20080606........... Lake Capital

Gary L. Fish.... FishNet

Partners II LP.

Security

Holdings, Inc. 20080608........... Epicor Software NSB Retail

NSB Retail

Corporation.

Systems PLC.

Systems PLC.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--01/22/2008

20080522........... JANA Offshore

CNET Networks,

CNET Networks,

Partners, Ltd.

Inc.

Inc. 20080563........... WuXi Pharma Tech AppTec

AppTec

(Cayman) Inc.

Laboratory

Laboratory

Services, Inc.

Services, Inc. 20080568........... BlueScope Steel San Faustin N.V. Imsa Steel

Ltd.

Corp. 20080591........... IFM

Consolidated

CED Generation

Infrastructure

Edison, Inc.

Holding

Funds.

Company, LLC.

CED Rock

Springs, LLC.

Consolidated

Edison Energy.

Massachusetts,

LLC.

Newington

Energy, LLC.

Ocean Peaking

Power, LLC. 20080595........... Murat Ulker..... Campbell Soup

Godiva

Company.

Chocolatier,

Inc. 20080597........... Oak Hill Capital News Corporation Fox Television

Partners III,

Stations, Inc.

L.P.

New World

Communications of Kansas

City, Inc. 20080602........... Oracle

Precision

Precision

Healthcare

Therapeutics,

Therapeutics,

Acquisition

Inc.

Inc.

Corp. 20080611........... Linn Energy, LLC Gary W. and

Lamamco

Constance S.

Drilling

Lewis.

Company. 20080612........... Linn Energy, LLC Stanley J. and

Lamamco

Sabrina L.

Drilling

Miller.

Company.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--01/23/2008

20080609........... Intuit Inc...... Electronic

Electronic

Clearing House, Clearing

Inc.

House, Inc.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--01/24/2008

20080576........... American

Horizon Global

Horizon Global

Securities

Technology, Inc. Technology,

Partners IV,

Inc.

L.P. 20080578........... MHR

Leap Wireless

Leap Wireless

Institutional

International,

International,

Partners III LP. Inc.

Inc. 20080582........... Owl Creek

Leap Wireless

Leap Wireless

Overseas Fund,

International,

International,

Ltd.

Inc.

Inc. 20080600........... Jose Maria

Inova

Inova

Rubiralta.

Diagnostics,

Diagnostics,

Inc.

Inc. 20080603........... Quik-Way Retail Royal Dutch

Motiva

Associates

Shell plc.

Enterprises

Holdings II,

LLC.

Ltd.

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20080604........... Quik-Way Retail Aramco Services Motiva

Associates

Company.

Enterprises

Holdings II,

LLC.

Ltd. 20080625........... Rock-Tenn

Steven Grossman. Southern

Company.

Container

Corporation.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--01/25/2008

20080571........... Leucadia

AmeriCredit Corp AmeriCredit

National

Corp.

Corporation. 20080580........... Brush Engineered Techni-Met, Inc. Techni-Met,

Materials, Inc.

Inc. 20080607........... U.S. Bancorp.... Gray M. Eng..... Southern

DataComm, Inc.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--01/28/2008

20080561........... Ralcorp

Kraft Foods Inc. Cable Holco,

Holdings, Inc.

Inc. 20080584........... Georg Fischer AG Phillip M.

Central

Pourchot.

Plastics

Company. 20080585........... Georg Fischer AG Robert L.

Central

Pourchot.

Plastics

Company. 20080592........... Castlerigg

CNET Networks,

CNET Networks,

International

Inc.

Inc.

Limited. 20080632........... Hudson Group

Robert B. Cohen. Airport

Holdings, Inc.

Management

Services LLC.

Hudson News

Company.

Hudson Retail

Dallas LP.

Hudson Retail

Neu LaGuardia

LP. 20080643........... A.B.C. Learning Richard Sodja... CA-III, LLC.

Centres Limited.

Capital

Academic, LLC.

T.T. McKellips,

LLC. 20080644........... A.B.C. Learning Cheryl L. Sodja. CA-III, LLC.

Centres Limited.

Capital

Academic, LLC.

T.T. McKellips,

LLC.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--01/29/2008

20080618........... HMTBP Holdings

Robert W. Block, Paragon Tank

Inc.

III and Nancy

and Equipment,

Block.

Inc.

Pasadena Tank

Corporation. 20080635........... The AES

Natural Gas

Mountain View

Corporation.

Partners VIII,

Power

L.P.

Partners, LLC. 20080638........... The Crawford

Steward

Steward

Group, Inc.

Ventures, Inc.

Ventures, Inc. 20080651........... Bourse de

Boston Options

Boston Options

Montreal, Inc.

Exchange Group, Exchange

LLC.

Group, LLC. 20080657........... Munchener

Aon Corporation. Olympic Health

Ruckversicherun

Management gs-Gesellschaft.

Systems, Inc.

Sterling Life

Insurance

Company. 20080662........... Windjammer

American Capital Pasternack

Senior Equity

Strategies, Ltd. Holdings, Inc.

Fund III, L.P.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--01/30/2008

20080596........... Harbinger

The New York

The New York

Capital

Times Company.

Times Company.

Partners

Offshore Fund

I, Ltd. 20080599........... Koninklijke

Respironics, Inc Respironics,

Phillips

Inc.

Electronics N.V. 20080601........... Genzyne

Isis

Isis

Corporation.

Pharmaceuticals Pharmaceutical

, Inc.

s, Inc. 20080622........... DTE Energy

Shenango

Shenango

Company.

Incorporated.

Incorporated. 20080628........... SemGroup Energy SemGroup, L.P... SemMaterials

Partners, L.P.

Energy

Partners,

L.L.C. 20080634........... Sun Capital

Kellwood Company Kellwood

Partners V, L.P.

Company. 20080641........... ArcLight Energy Robert E. Parker R.E. Parker

Partners Fund

Equipment, Co.

III, L.P.

Repcon, Inc.

Repcon

International

Inc.

Repcon

Properties,

LLC.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--01/31/2008

20080629........... Ingersoll-Rand

Trane Inc....... Trane Inc.

Company Limited. 20080636........... ETIRC Aviation, Eclipse Aviation Eclipse

S.a.r.l..

Corporation.

Aviation

Corporation.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--02/01/2008

20080575........... Cobham plc...... BAE Systems plc. BAE Systems

Information &

Electronic

Systems

Integration

Inc. 20080639........... Kirk Kerkorian.. Delta Petroleum Delta Petroleum

Corporation.

Corporation. 20080647........... EMCORE

Intel

Intel

Corporation.

Corporation.

Corporation. 20080661........... ACE Limited..... Aon Corporation. Combined

Insurance

Company of

America. 20080664........... AmTrust

Unitrin, Inc.... Milwaukee

Financial

Casualty

Services, Inc.

Insurance Co.

Security

National

Insurance

Company.

Trinity Lloyd's

Corporation.

Trinity Lloyd's

Insurance

Company.

Trinity

Universal

Insuance

Company of

Kansas, Inc. 20080665........... Elisabeth

Ben Silverman... Ben Silverman

Murdoch.

Productions

LLC.

Reveille, LLC.

Reveille Motion

Pictures, LLC.

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20080671........... Kenan Advantage John V. Crowe

Transport

Group Holdings

III.

Service Co.

Corp. 20080675........... ConAgra Foods,

Donald R. Watts. Watts Brothers

Inc.

Farming, LLC.

Watts Brothers

Farms, LLC.

Watts Brothers

Fertilizer,

Inc. 20080676........... E Com Ventures, Model Reorg, Inc Model Reorg.,

Inc.

Inc. 20080678........... North American

David J. and

Deep South

Insurance

Teresa Disiere. Holding, L.P.

Leaders, Inc.. 20080685........... GSI Commerce,

e-Dialog, Inc... e-Dialog, Inc.

Inc.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--02/04/2008

20080579........... Husky Energy Inc Toledo Refinery Toledo Refinery

LLC.

LLC. 20080593........... E. Merck OGH.... Idera

Idera

Pharmaceuticals Pharmaceutical

, Inc.

s, Inc. 20080659........... UnitedHealth

Three Rivers

Three Rivers

Group

Holdings, Inc.

Holdings, Inc.

Incorporated. 20080666........... Marc S. Hermelin Hologic, Inc.... Cytyc Prenatal

Products Corp.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--02/05/2008

20080645........... The Goldman

Total System

Total System

Sachs Group,

Services, Inc.

Services, Inc.

Inc.. 20080654........... Owl Creek

MetroPCS

MetroPCS

Overseas Fund,

Communications, Communications

Ltd.

Inc.

, Inc.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--02/06/2008

20080637........... Owl Creek

Foundation Coal Foundation Coal

Overseas Fund,

Holdings, Inc.

Holdings, Inc.

Ltd.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--02/07/2008

20080621........... Siemens

Morgan

Morgan

Aktiengesellsch Construction

Construction aft.

Company Voting

Company.

Trust. 20080623........... Cooper

MTL Instruments MTL Instruments

Industries, Ltd. Group plc.

Group plc. 20080673........... Sun

MySQL AB........ MySQL AB.

Microsystems,

Inc.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--02/11/2008

20080073........... Carmeuse Holding Oglebay Norton

Oglebay Norton

S.A..

Company.

Company. 20080694........... Diageo plc...... Ronsenblum

Ronsenblum

Cellars, Inc..

Cellars, Inc. 20080701........... Axcel III K/S 2. Pandora Jewelry Pandora Jewely

America ApS.

america ApS. 20080702........... Saputo Inc...... Alto Dairy

Alto Dairy

Cooperative.

Cooperative. 20080716........... Arsenal Capital Charter

Charter

Partners

Brokerage

Brokerage

Qualified

Holdings, LLC.

Holdings, LLC.

Purchaser II LP. 20080718........... Vestar Capital

American

c/o American

Partners, V,

Securities

Securities

L.P.

Partners III,

Capital

L.P.

Partners, LLC.

PGA HOLDINGS,

INC. 20080720........... Wilmington Trust George & Renee

AST Capital

Corporation.

Karfunkel.

Trust Company of Delaware. 20080721........... Bain Capital

Bright Horizons Bright Horizons

Fund X, L.P.

Family

Family

Solutions, Inc. Solutions,

Inc. 20080723........... Wilmington Trust Michael

AST Capital

Corporation.

Karfunkel &

Trust Company

Leah Karfunkel. of Delaware.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--02/12/2008

20080653........... Bayside

HD Supply, Inc.. Williams Bros.

Opportunity

Lumber Co.,

Fund, L.P.

LLC. 20080689........... Edward J. Ivy

Commercial

Auto-C, LLC. and Kimberly H. Markets Holdco,

Cohen.

Inc.

JohnsonDiversey

, Inc.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--02/13/2008

20080452........... M & F Worldwide Pearson plc..... Newco LLC.

Corp. 20080686........... Blum Strategic

CB Richard Ellis CB Richard

Partners IV,

Group, Inc.

Ellis Group,

L.P.

Inc. 20080715........... The Timken

Charles K.

Boring

Company.

Elder, III.

Specialties,

Inc. 20080717........... Pace Micro

Koninklijkle

Philips Home

Technology PLC. Philips

Networks

Electronics N.V. France S.A.S.

TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION--02/15/2008

20080726........... Teva

CoGenesys, Inc.. CoGenesys, Inc.

Pharmaceuticals

Industries Ltd.

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. 08-832 Filed 2-25-08; 8:45 am

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