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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.Start Printed Page 36444

Trans No.AcquiringAcquiredEntities
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/08/2000
20002875CGW Southeast Partners IV, L.PJohnston Industries, IncJohnston Industries, Inc.
20002896Genzyme CorporationLeslie KooSynpac (North Carolina), Inc.
Synpac Pharmaceuticals (U.K.), Ltd.
20002958Joseph Littlejohn and Levy Fund II, L.PFisher Holdings, IncFisher Holdings, Inc.
20002959Unilever N.VS. Daniel AbrahamSlim.Fast Foods Company.
Slim.Fast Nutritional Foods, L.L.C., Sun Nutritional, Inc.
20002961CMGI, IncPrimedia, IncPrimedia, Inc.
20002962Primedia, IncCMGI, IncCMGI, Inc.
20002970MTD Products, IncRyobi LimitedRyobi Outdoor Produts, Inc.
20002976Bill Gross' Idealab!,, Inc.,,, Inc.
20002983Peter J. KingPeter J. KingSunrise International Leasing Corporation.
20002990Pequot Private Equity Fund II, L.PSkyOnline, IncSkyOnline, Inc.
20002995Starmark Holdings, L.L.CRoger S. RalphFour Sports, Inc.
20002997Morgenthaler Partners VI, L.PAztech Technology Partners, IncCopel, LLC; Fortran Corp; Mahon Communication Corporation.
20002998Inverness/Phoenix Partners LPPennCorp Financial Group, Inc., debtor-in-possessionPennCorp Financial Group, Inc., debtor-in-possession.
20003011Arthur L. AllenViasoft, IncViasoft, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/09/2000
20002933Cap Gemini S.AErnst & Young U.S. LLCErnst & Young U.S. LLC.
20002934Ernst & Young U.S. LLPCap Gemini S.ACap Gemini S.A., LtdResumix, IncResumix, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/10/2000
20002833CMGI,,, Inc.
20002893Rexam PLCAmerican National Can Group, IncAmerican National Can Group, Inc.
20002946Anadarko Petroleum CorporationUnion Pacific Resources Group, IncUnion Pacific Resources Group, Inc.
20002964Conseco, IncFortis (B)Ardiel Insurance Service, Inc.
Associated California State Ins. Agencies, Inc.
20002965Conseco, IncFortis (NL) N.VArdiel Insurance Service, Inc.
Associated California State Insurance Agencies, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/11/2000, IncEclipsys CorporationEclipsys Corporation.
20002834Intergraph Corporation3Dlabs, Inc. Ltd3Dlabs, Inc. Ltd.
200028353Dlabs, Inc. LtdIntergraph CorporationIntergraph Corporation.
20002884Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Capital Partners IV, L.PBaptist Health Hospitals and Health Systems, IncArizona Network Development, Inc.
Arrowhead Community Hospital and Medical Center, Inc.
Bethany Enterprises, Inc.
CRV, Inc.
Phoenix Baptist Hospital and Medical Center, Inc.
Pleasant Properties, Inc.
20002887The Williams Companies, IncSBC Communications, IncSBCI-Pacific Networks, Inc.
20002905Paul G. AllenCablevision Systems CorporationCablevision of Michigan, Inc.
20002937Robert J. GourleyHPS, IncHPS, Inc.
20002940Jay L. WertheimerLaguna CorporationLaguna Corporation.
20002956Deutsche Lufthansa AGWilliam L. WalkerBizjet International Sales and Support, Inc.
20002985Cecil Van TuylRobert M. KentKenny Kent Chevrolet, Inc.
20002988Westburne, IncEureka Holdings, IncEureka Holdings, Inc.
20002993The Bank of New York Company, IncING Groep N.VBHF Securities Corporation.
20002994Koninklijke Ahold nvPeapod, IncPeapod, Inc.
20002999RSTW Partners III, LPPackaging Services IncorporatedPackaging Services Incorporated.
20003013AutoNation, IncLawrence KoniecznySix Flags Automotive, Inc.
Westside Automotive, Inc.
20003019President and Fellows of Harvard CollegeRandall M. HassT.O. Hass Holding Co., Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/12/2000
19994584Allied Waste Industries, IncVivendi S.ACBF, Inc.
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Noble Road Landfill, Inc.
Superior of Missouri, Inc.
Superior of Ohio, Inc.
Superior Services, Inc.
Sycamore Landfill, Inc.
19994585Vivendi S.AAllied Waste Industries, IncAmerican Disposal, Inc.
BFI Waste Systems of North America, Inc.
County Disposal, Inc.
20002793Projekt Finanz Consult GmbHA. Ahlstrom CorporationAhlstrom Machinery Corporation.
20002869Hewlett-Packard CompanyZymed, IncZymed, Inc.
20002904Waste Connections, IncAllied Waste Industries, IncBFI Waste Systems of North America, Inc.
Waste Connections of Kansas, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/15/2000
20002847Province Healthcare CompanyNew American Healthcare CorporationNAHC of Wyoming, Inc.
20002882General Electric CompanyAtlas Copco ABAtlas Copco Rotoflow, Inc.
20002891Ashtead Group PLCRentokil Initial plcBET USA, Inc.
20002899NewSouth Holdings, IncFrank B. Stewart, JrUniversalCom, Inc.
20002915Wind Point Partners IV, L.PNorthstar Health Services, IncNorthstar Health Services, Inc.
20002953Credit Suisse First Boston Equity Partners, L.PCTC Communications Group, IncCTC Communications Group, Inc.
20002954Grace Investments, LtdIllinois Superconductor CorporationIllinois Superconductor Corporation.
20002977Fortress Investments Fund LLCBrookdale Living Communities, IncBrookdale Living Communities, Inc.
20002980Timothy F. CorwinKemp BiddulphBiddulphland, Inc.
20002987SGE GroupeMichael Baker CorporationBaker Support Services, Inc.
20003001Bernard & Audre RapoportPennCorp Financial Group, Inc., debtor-in-possessionPennCorp Financial Group, Inc., debtor-in-possession.
20003005Kirtland Capital Partners III L.PVincent A. MoranoEssex Crane, Inc.
Essex Crane Rental Corp.
20003006Kirtland Capital Partners III L.PChristopher J. MoranoEssex Crane, Inc.
Essex Crane Rental Corp.
20003021The Profit Recovery Group International, IncEPS Solutions CorporationTSL Services, Inc.
20003063Severn Trent PlcKevin P. MurphyHydra-Stop, Inc.
20003072Tribune,, Inc.
20003097UnitedHealth Group IncorporatedChannelPoint, IncChannelPoint, Inc.
20003107Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.VTriMedia Technologies, IncTriMedia Technologies, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/16/2000
20002936Telscape International, IncPointe Communications CorporationPointe Communications Corporation.
20002967Ledcor, IncGlobeNet Communications Group LimitedGlobeNet Communications Group Limited.
20002969TSG Capital Fund III L.PTelscape International, IncTelscape International, Inc.
20002989Solectron CorporationNortel Networks CorporationNortel Networks Corporation.
20003008Jerome SeydouxIvex Packaging CorporationUltra Pac, Inc.
20003010Babcock International Group PLCCalvin Bamford, JrGlobe Acquisition Corp. d/b/a Burelbach Industries Corp.
Globe International, Inc.
Globe Machine Manufacturing Company.
20003012Thyssen Krupp AGLinda E. MooreStahl Specialty Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/17/2000
20002981International Paper CompanyChampion International CorporationChampion International Corporation.
20003014Cablevision Systems CorporationChum LimitedMuchMusic USA Venture.
20003016NEC CorporationNewcoNewco.
20003017Mitsubishi Electric CorporationNewcoNewco.
20003023Calpine CorporationDen norske stats oljeselskap a.sStatoil Energy Power, Inc., and Celtic Power Corporation.
20003026Bechtel Group, IncMadison Dearborn Capital Partners III, L.P@Link Holdings, Inc.
20003035John Hancock Financial Services, IncMCN Energy Group, IncCOBISA-Person Limited Partnership.
20003039Oak Hill Capital Partners, L.PGATX CorporationGATX Corporation.
20003049Vedior NVAcsys, IncAcsys, Inc.
20003051Cecil Van TuylThe Estate of Abram Misle, DeceasedPark Place Chevrolet & Imports, Inc.
Park Place Pontiac-Cadillac-GMC, Inc.
20003053Dr. Otto HappelSumner M. RedstoneWF Cinema Holdings, L.P.
20003054Dr. Otto HappelTime Warner, IncWF Cinema Holdings, L.P.
20003058Meritor Automotive, IncArvin Industries, IncArvin Industries, Inc.
20003059Arvin Industries, IncMeritor Automotive, IncMeritor Automotive, Inc.
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20003061Westvaco CorporationIMPAC Group, IncIMPAC Group, Inc.
20003064Bill Gross' Idealab!,, Inc.
20003070Safeway,,, Inc.
20003073Novell, IncCMGI, IncCMGion, Inc.
20003075Robert AndyCarl M. and Marie T. BouckaertEpsilon Products Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/18/2000
20002984Interdean Group LimitedInterconex, IncInterconex, Inc.
20003020Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation CompanyTexas Freezer Company, IncTexas Freezer Company, Inc.
20003048Telia A.BApex Global Information Services, IncApex Global Information Services, Inc.
20003055World Access, IncJoseph D. FailPrime TEC International, Inc.
20003069Informa Group plcThe BISYS Group, IncBISYS Research Services, Inc.
20003080Galen Holdings PLCDuke UniversityApplied Clinical Concepts, Inc.
Duke Clinical Research Institute.
20003081Professor Kurt JennyDr. Helmut ListAVL Medical Instruments AG.
20003083ABRY Broadcast Partners III, L.PKelso Investment Associates V, L.PCygnus Business Media Holdings, Inc.
20003084TCV III (Q), L.PeLoyalty CorporationeLoyalty Corporation.
20003086Nortrax, IncDonald NeidetcherMETCO.
20003087Nortrax, IncRoger N. MichaudMETCO.
20003089Nortrax, IncK.C. Canary-Clifton Park, IncK.C. Canary-Clifton Park, Inc.
20003090CSR LimitedLeppert Concrete Products, LLCLeppert Concrete Products, LLC.
20003091St. Ives plcJoseph H. WeissPackard Press, Inc.
20003092VS&A Communications Partners II, L.PThird Millennium Communications, IncThird Millennium Communications, Inc.
20003095REMEC, IncSkyOnline, IncSkyOnline, Inc.
20003100MGC Communications, IncPrimary Network Holdings, IncPrimary Network Holdings, Inc.
20003109Heywood Williams Group PLCFastec Industrial CorpFastec Industrial Corp.
20003119Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Equity Fund III, L.PTop Line Electronics CorporationTop Line Electronics Corporation.
20003120Illinois PCS, LLCSprint CorporationSprint Spectrum L.P., Sprint Spectrum Equipment Co., L.P.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—05/19/2000
20001681Healtheon/WebMD CorporationQuintiles Transnational Corp.ENVOY Corporation.
20001682Quintiles Transnational CorpHealtheon/WebMD CorporationHealtheon/WebMD Corporation.
20003050ING Groep N.VAcsys, IncAcsys, Inc.

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, DC 20580, (202) 326-3100.

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By direction of the Commission.

Donald S. Clark,


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[FR Doc. 00-14450 Filed 6-7-00; 8:45 am]