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Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules

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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 No.AcquiringAcquiredEntities
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/10/2000
20002243Cummins Engine Company, IncBen J. StrafussCummins Mid-South, Inc.
20002390John H. Dayani, PhDMedicaLogic, IncMedicaLogic, Inc.
20002437Matrix Partners IV, L.POnDisplay, IncOnDisplay, Inc.
20002473Charles E. HurwitzPlymouth Tube CompanyPlymouth Tube Company.
20002510Behrman Capital II, L.PFlashcom, IncFlashcom, Inc.
20002521Medical Manager CorporationMedical Mutual of OhioMedical Mutal of Ohio.
20002524URM Stores, IncRosauers Employee Stock Ownership TrustRosauers Supermarkets, Inc.
20002550CGW Southeast Partners III, L.PPrintmasters, IncPrintmasters, Inc.
20002551David BingLear CorporationLear Corporation.
20002552Radio One, IncWilliam G. MaysIBL L.L.C.
20002556Z-Tel Technologies, Inc.Touch 1, IncTouch 1, Inc.
20002562Avnet, IncSavior Technology Group, IncSavior Technology Group, Inc.
20002563Arbella Mutual Insurance CompanyHellman & Friedman Capital Partners III, L.PThe Covenant Group, Inc. Start Printed Page 30996
2000256524/7 Media,,, Inc.
20002569Softbank Technology Ventures V, L.PTeraBeam CorporationTeraBeam Corporation.
20002570Corman Foundation, Inc.Z-Tel Technologies, IncZ-Tel Technologies, Inc.
20002630Marmon Holdings, IncHampshire Equity Partners II, L.PStreater, Inc.
20002647Royal Bank of CanadaPrism Financial CorporationPrism Financial Corporation.
20002679John F. AllenU.S. BancorpU.S. Bancorp.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/11/2000
20002522Brentwood Associates Private Equity III, L.PThomas MelkOuter Circle Products, Ltd.
20002534Westgage International LimitedIllinois Superconductor CorporationIllinois Superconductor Corporation.
20002537Elliott Associates, L.PIllinois Superconductor CorporationIllinois Superconductor Corporation.
20002571Cendant CorporationFundsXpress, IncFundsXpress, Inc.
20002573Gulftech International, IncLuthi Machinery & Engineering Co., IncLuthi Machinery & Engineering Co., Inc.
20002577TPG Partners III, L.PConvergent Communications, IncConvergent Communications, Inc.
20002580Cox Enterprises, IncMarlin Broadcasting, IncMarlin Broadcasting, Inc.
20002581Wells Fargo & CompanyGabriel Communications, IncGabriel Communications, Inc.
20002586Paul G. AllenNational Discount Brokers Group, IncNational Discount Brokers Group, Inc.
20002589Apostolos AllamanisOgden CorporationOgden Park Management, Inc., Jazzland, Inc.
20002590Gateway, InceSoft, InceSoft, Inc.
20002592Paul G. AllenRosetta Inpharmatics, Incrosetta Inphamatics, Inc.
20002593Stephen AdamsThe Trident Partnership, L.PAffinity Group Plans, Inc.
20002594Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Fund VI Limited PartnershipComplete Business Solutions, IncComplete Business Solutions, Inc.
20002596The SKM Equity Fund II, L.PMurray NadelNadel LLC.
20002602Amkor Technology, IncAnam Semiconductor, IncAnam Semiconductor, Inc.
20002603Trinity Industries, IncYSD Industries, IncYSD Industries, Inc.
20002606Thomas H. Lee Equity Fund IV, L.PDigital Broadband Communications, IncDigital Broadband Communications, Inc.
20002608Solectron CorporationAmerican Wireless Services, IncAmerican Wireless Services, Inc.
20002610Bell Microproducts, IncHerbert F. RorkeRorke Data Incorporated.
20002613California Almond Growers ExchangeCampbell Soup CompanyMacFarms of Hawaii, Inc.
20002624Jemison Investment Co., IncBraselle Corp. d/b/a Demsey and AssociatesBrasell Corp. d/b/a Demsey and Associates.
20002625ACT Manufacturing, IncGSS Array Technology Public Company LimitedGSS Array Technology Public Company Limited.
20002639Vector Industries IncWolseley plcDiemold Service Co. Inc. and Riverside Tractor Co. Inc. GOS Investments Limited and Calumet International, Inc
20002640Koninklijke Ahold NVE. Philip SaundersTops Markets, Inc.
20002641Peco Energy CompanyDashiell CorporationDashiell Corporation.
20002643Leggett & Platt, IncorporatedCarmine E. and Rosina GuastafesteEdron Fixture Corp., Royal Store Fixtures Corp. Florida Plating & Finishing Corp.
20002645TCV III (Q), L.PEmerald-Delaware, IncEmerald-Delaware, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/13/2000
19992774BP Amoco p.l.cAtlantic Richfield CompanyAtlantic Richfield Company.
20001242Deere & CompanyMetso CorporationTimberjack Corporation. Timberjack Group Oyj, Timberjack Oy, Timberjack Sales Oy. Timberjack Holding AB, Timberjack AB, et al.
20002377ColArt Investments LtdVoting Trust dated December 4, 1968 of v/s of Hallmark CardsBinney & Smith Inc.
20002489American Home Products CorporationAvironAviron.
20002507Orbital Sciences CorporationAcxiom ComporationDataQuick Information Systems.
20002527GS Capital Partners III, L.PGabriel Communications, IncGabriel Communications, Inc.
20002535GS Capital Partners III Offshore, L.PGabriel Communications, IncGabriel Communications, Inc.
20002584Aruthur T. ShorinThe Topps Company, IncThe Topps Company, Inc.
20002621Microsoft CorporationRoy WatterstromPlural Inc.
Transactions Granted Early termination—04/14/2000
20002500El Paso Energy CorporationVeloCom IncVeloCom Inc.
20002519Texas Utilities Company, doing Business as TXU CorpFort Bend Communication Companies, IncFort Bend Communication Companies, Inc.
20002530Heritage Fund II, L.PWill Holdings, IncWill Holdings, Inc.
20002533Softbank CorporationAmerica West Holdings CorporationNational Leisure Group, Inc.
20002582Rieter Holding LtdBernard TerratICBT Groupe S.A. Start Printed Page 30997
20002607Cooper Industries, IncSigma-Aldrich CorporationB-Line Systems Manufacturing, Inc. B-Line Systems, Inc. Sigma-Aldrich Corporation.
20002609James H. ClarkThe Kiva Genetics Partnership, IncThe Kiva Genetics Partnership, Inc., LLCIrvin L. GunterUtility Consultants, Inc.
20002628Bernard ArnaultPaul G. AllenMercata, Inc., LLCThomas E. MurrellGeorge M. Construction, Inc.
20002637MCT of Russia, L.PMediaOne Group, IncRTDC Holdings, Inc.
20002648Enron CorpQuanta Services, IncQuanta Services, Inc.
20002652Gerald R. ForsytheBlack Hills CorporationBlack Hills Corporation.
20002653Black Hills CorporationGerald R. ForsytheIndeck Capital, Inc.
20002656Mestek, IncMet-Coil Systems CorporationMet-Coil Systems Corporation.
20002658ITC DeltaCom, IncJames V. MartinBay Data Consultants, Inc.
20002659James V. MartinITC DeltaCom, IncITC⁁DeltaCom, Inc.
20002662Duke Energy CorporationExxon Mobil CorporationMobile Europe Gas Inc.
20002663Quad-C Partners V, L.PPulaski Furniture CorporationPulaski Furniture Corporation.
20002666Wolseley plcAnderson Lumber CompanyAnderson Lumber Company.
20002669Comverse Technology, IncLoronix Information Systems, IncLoronix Information Systems, Inc.
20002670Dofasco, IncStronach TrustCosma Powerlasers Corporation. Cosma Powerlasers Limited.
20002671J.W. Childs Equity Partners II, L.PPharmacia CorporationPharmacia Corporation.
20002674AT&T CorpLedcor Inc380networks, Inc.
20002675ConAgra, IncElizabeth L. and William H. KapavikAssociated Beef City, Inc.
20002676Edward EskandarianHavas Advertising S.AHavas Advertising S.A.
20002678Havas Advertising S.ASynder Communications, IncSynder Communications, Inc.
20002682HealthCentral.comRobert M., Inc.
20002683Robert M. HaftHealth
20002689Forvaltnings AB RatosFarr CompanyFarr Company.
20002691Credence Systems CorporationTMT, IncTMT, Inc.
20002692Sandler Capital Partners IV, L.PConvergent Communications, IncConvergent Communications, Inc.
20002699CHB Capital Partners II, L.PHarding Lawson Associates Group, IncHarding Lawson Associates Group, Inc.
20002701Oak Investment Partners VIII, L.PCampus Pipeline, IncCampus Pipeline, Inc.
20002703Safeguard Scientifics, InceMerge Interactive, InceMerge Interactive, Inc.
20002704Meggitt PLCS-TEC CorporationS-TEC Corporation.
20002705Britax International, plcHexcel CorporationHexcel Corporation.
20002708Take-Two Interactive Software, IncGathering of Developers, IncGathering of Developers, Inc.
20002710Charles W. ErgeniSky, InciSky, Inc.
20002711Deutsche Bank AGSaturn Acquisition CorporationSaturn Acquisition Corporation.
20002717DEL 1995 TrustJames H. LongAllstar Systems, Inc.
20002725GS Capital Partners II Offshore, L.PGS Capital Partners II, L.PMCG Credit Corporation.
20002733Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe VIII,James Martin Worldwide, plcJames Martin Worldwide, plc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/18/2000
20001478Metso OylHarnischfeger Industries, Inc., Debtor-in-PossessionBeloit Corporation.
20002042Phillips Petroleum CompanyChevron CorporationChevron Corporation.
20002043Chevron CorporationPhillips Petroleum CompanyPhillips Petroleum Company.
20002587HomeGold Financial, IncRonald J. SheppardHomeSense Financial Corp.
20002588Ronald J. SheppardHomeGold Financial, IncHomeGold Financial, Inc.
20002595Lafarge S.ATod F. KingslandLa Habra Products, Inc.
20002620MedicaLogic, IncMedscape, IncMedscape, Inc.
20002651CBS CorporationMedicaLogic, IncMedicaLogic, Inc.
20002655Brooks Automation, Inc.Irvine Optical Company, LLCIrvine Optical Company, LLC.
20002673Exodus Communications, IncVBI CorporationMirror Image Internet, Inc.
20002695Sema Group plcLHS Group, IncLHS Group, Inc. IncAccess One Communications CorpAccess One Communications Corp
20002713Ralcorp Holdings, IncEdward A. SmithJames P. Linette, Inc.
20002734James T. Martin, a natural personWelsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe VIII, L.PNewco.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/20/2000
20002604The News Corporation LimitedThe News Corporation LimitedFIT TV Partnership.
20002633S.C.R.-Sibelco S.ASud-Chemie AGSud-Chemie AG.
20002719Odyessey Investment Partners Fund, L.PDayton Superior CorporationDayton Superior Corporation.
20002721Wellspring Capital Partners, II, L.PWilliam S. EverittBrook Mays Music Company.
20002723CBS CorporationBernard WatermanWaterman Broadcasting Corporation of Texas.
20002727Robert L. JohnsonVanguarde Holdings, IncVanguarde Holdings, Inc.
20002731Consolidated Engineering Services PartnershipRichard MooneyHayes Mechanical, Inc. Start Printed Page 30998
20002732Consolidated Engineering Services PartnershipJohn D. MooneyHayes Mechanical, Inc.
20002745Tele Atlas B.VSony CorporationEtak, Inc.
20002748The Hearst Networks, Networks, Inc.
20002754Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, LTDBT Industries ABBT Industries AB.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/21/2000
20002171Therma-Tru-CorpGeneral Products Company, IncGeneral Products Company, Inc.
20002554Randall L. MoffatLeonard MillerStrategic Technologies, Inc.
20002635Partners HealthCare System, IncBrigham Surgical Group Foundation, IncBrigham Surgical Group Foundation, Inc.
20002646North Castle Partners II, L.PMario and Cherly TricociTricoci, Inc.
20002654Amsung CorpPhysicians Resource Group, IncPhysicians Resource Group, Inc.
20002718Heritage Fund II, L.PJerry SeligsohnFADA Industries, Inc.
20002722Motorola, IncGMP Companies, IncGMP Companies, Inc

For Further Information Contact: Sandra M. Peay or Parcellena P. Fielding, Contract Representatives, Federal Trade Commission, Premerger Notification Office, Bureau of Competition, Room 303, Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326-3100.

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By Direction of the Commission.

Donald S. Clark,


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[FR Doc. 00-12126 Filed 5-12-00; 8:45 am]