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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 1975, 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 Start Printed Page 48237to these proposed acquisitions during the applicable waiting period.

Trans #AcquiringAcquiredEntities
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/07/2004
20041015Nucor CorporationCorus Group plcTuscaloosa Steel Corporation
20041052General Electric CompanyBHA Group Holdings, IncBHA Group Holdings, Inc.
20041094RC2 CorporationThe First Years IncThe First Years Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/09/2004
20040904Intermagnetics General CorporationMRI Devices CorporationMRI Devices Corporation.
20041007Partners LimitedReliant Energy, IncCarr Street Generating Station, L.P., Erie Boulevard Hydropower LP., Orion Power New York GP II, Inc., Orion Power Operating Services Carr Street, Inc., Orion Power Operating Services Coldwater, Inc.
20041041Deutsche Telekom AGSBC Communications IncCingular Wireless LLC, Newco, Pacific Telesis Mobile Services, LLC.
20041064Broadcom CorporationMission Ventures, II, L.PZyray Wireless Inc.
20041079UTStarcom, Inc.Audiovox CorporationAudiovox Communications Canada, Co., Audiovox Communications Corp., Quintex Mobile Communications Corp.
20041093Wells Fargo & CompanyJ. Randall BairdJRB Company, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/12/2004
20041047Southwire CompanyCommonwealth Industries, IncAlflex Corporation.
20041065General Atlantic Partners (Bermuda), L.PIntec Telecom Systems PLCIntec Telecom Systems PLC.
20041092Time Warner,, Inc.
20041095Hartmarx CorporationHarry Doolittle and Misook DoolittleExclusively Misook, Inc.
20041100Phillip R. BennettPhillip R. BennettForstmann-Leff International Associates, LLC.
20041101Green Equity Investors IV, L.PNathan KirshJetro JMDH Holdings, Inc.
20041107Bradco Supply CorporationWickes IncWickes Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/13/2004
20041039American Medical Systems Holdings, IncOracle Strategic Partners, L.PTherMatrx, Inc.
20041074QLT IncAtrix Laboratories, IncAtrib Laboratories, Inc.
20041085TETRA Technologies, IncCompressco, IncCompressco, Inc.
20041104S. Craig LindnerNational City CorporationNational City Corporation.
20041108M/C Acquisition CorpJohn M. Connors, JrM/C Communications, LLC.
20041117Mellon Financial CorporationEACM Partners, L.PEvaluation Associates Capital Markets, Inc., Evaluation Associates Capital Markets, LLC.
20041121KRG Capital Fund II, L.PBlue Cross and Blue Shield of MichiganPPOM, L.L.C.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/14/2004
20041078Adaptec, IncSnap Appliance, IncSnap Appliance, Inc.
20041109Thomas H. Lee (Alternative) Fund V, L.POak Hill Capital Partners (Bermuda), L.P3045036 Nova Scotia Limited, Progressive Moulded Products Limited.
20041115Newcoal, LLCHorizon Natural Resources CompanyHorizon Natural Resources Company.
20041118aQuantive, IncSBI Holdings IncSBI Holdings Inc.
20041119Harbert Distressed Investment Offshore Fund, LtdWarren Steel, IncWarren Steel, Inc.
20041124Aalberts Industries N.VAmcast Industrial CorporationAmcast Industrial Corporation.
20041125HSBC Holdings, plcCode Hennessy & Simmons IV, L.PKranson Holding Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/15/2004
20041091IMC Global IncIMC Global IncPhosphate Resource Partners Limited Partnership.
20041096General Atlantic Partners 54, L.PHewitt Associates, IncHewitt Associates, Inc.
20041097General Atlantic Partners 60, L.PHewitt Associates, IncHewitt Associates, Inc.
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Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/17/2004
20041141Societe Generale S.ACGW Southeast Partners I, L.PSovitec Cataphote, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/19/2004
20041048National Association of Securities Dealers, IncSunGard Data Systems, IncToll Associates LLC.
20041120JDA Software Group, IncQRS CorporationQRS Corporation.
20041128KRG Capital Fund II, LPAMGI Holdings, IncAMGI Holdings, Inc.
20041131Roger S. PenskeTheodore J. StevensLa Rincondada Securities, Inc., Marin Securities, Inc., SDB, Inc., Ted Stevens Car Co., Inc.
20041133Financiere F.LDerek SAFinanciere Alexandre III.
20041134HSBC Holdings plcKII Holdings CorporationKII Holdings Corporation.
20041136KSTA Holdings, IncAmerican Industrial Partners Capital Fund II, L.PStanadyne Automotive Holding Corp.
20041144Citigroup IncIntcomex Holdings, LLCIntcomex Holdings, LLC.
20041150Journal Register Company21st Century Newspapers, Inc21st Century Newspapers, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/20/2004
20041142Charles River Laboratories International, IncInveresk Research Group, IncInveresk Research Group, Inc.
20041149Aurora Equity partners II L.PAmerican Securities Partners II, L.PAnthony Holdings, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/21/2004
20041080Nucor CorporationWorthington Industries, IncWorthington Steel Company of Decatur, L.L.C.
20041087Motorola, IncSolectron CorporationForce Computers GmbH, Force Computers, Inc.
20041110Hewitt Associates, IncExult, IncExult, Inc.
20041138Automatic Data Processing, IncBank of America CorporationFleet Securities, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/22/2004
20041098Engelhard CorporationThe Collaborative Group, LtdThe Collaborative Group, Ltd.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/23/2004
20041058Manulife Financial CorporationEl Paso CorporationJuniper Generation, LLC.
20041063Cisco Systems, IncProcket Networks, IncProcket Networks, Inc.
20041114BAE Systems plcThe Boeing CompanyBoeing-Irving Co., Boeing Operations International, Incorporated.
20041122Bain Captial Fund VII, L.PGerald W. SchwartzLoews Cineplex Entertainment Corporation.
20041129Comcast CorporationLiberty Media CorporationEncore ICCP, Inc.
20041130Citigroup IncLava Trading IncLava Trading Inc.
20041151Sammy CorporationSega CorporationSega Corporation.
20041153TA IX L.PStephen M. LamandoClayton Services, Inc., and its subsidiaries, First Madison Services, Inc.
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20041168Cypress Merchant Banking Partners II, L.PDana CorporationAAG Brasil Ind. E Com. De Autopecas, Ltda., Fanacif S.A., Auto Parts Acquisition LLC, Iroquois Tool Systems, Inc., Beck/Arnley Worldparts Corp., Dana Japan, Ltd., Brake Parts Canada Inc., Farloc Argentina, SAIC, Brake Systems Inc., Injection Research Specialists, Inc., BWD International Inc., Durakool Inc., C.A. Danaven, Dana Automotive Limited, Canadados Universales de Mexico S.A. de C.V., Coupled Products, Inc., Echlin, Inc., Gard Corp., Dana Argentina S.A., Friction Materials, Inc., Dana Canada Corporation, Dana Industries Ltda., Dana Canada Inc., Dana Spicer Europe Limited, Dana Corporation, Echlin Agrentina S.A., Dana Global Holdings Inc., Echlin de Venezuela C.A., Friction, Inc., Grupo-Echlin Automrotiz S.A. de C.V., Wix Filtron Sp. Zo.o, Inversora Sabana S.A., Echlin de Venezuela C.A., Krizman International, Automotive Brake Company Inc., Pellegrino Distribuidora Autopecas Ltda., Arvis S.R.L., Quinton Hazell Automotive Limited, Quinton Hazell Deutschland GmbH, M., Friesen GmbH, Quinton Hazell France S.A.S., Quinton Hazell Italia Spa, Tianjin Wix Filter Corp. Ltd., Wix Dana Corp., Wix Filtration Media Specialists, Inc., BWDAC, Inc.
20041169Cypress Merchant Banking Partners II, L.PAutomotive Aftermarket Holdings CorpAutomotive Aftermarket Holdings Corp.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/26/2004
20041123Arch Coal, IncArch Coal, IncCanyon Fuel Company, LLC, Hassel Auto Group, Inc., Hassel Auto West, Inc., Hassel Motors, Inc.
20041158Willis Stein & Partners, III, L.PMcAdams, IncMcAdams, Inc.
20041163Harold E. RileyAlderwoods Group, IncSecurity Plan Life Insurance Company.
20041165Kotobuki Fudosan LtdThe Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Salisbury, MarylandThe Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Salisbury, Maryland.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/27/2004
20041174SunTrust Banks, IncNational Commerce Financial CorporationNBC Capital Markets Group, Inc., NBC Insurance Services, Inc., NCF Financial Services, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/28/2004
20041126Allied Capital CorporationWindward Capital Associated, L.PFinancial Pacific Company.
20041161MarkWest Energy Partners, L.PStephen J. HeymanACGC Gathering Company, L.L.C., American Central Eastern Texas Gas Company, L.P.
20041162MarkWest Energy Partners, L.PStephen E. JacksonACGC Gathering Company, L.L.C., American Central Eastern Texas Gas Company, L.P.
20041167Worthington Industries, IncB-G Western Holdings, LLCB-G Western Holdings, LLC, Western Industries, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/29/2004
20041143Harvest Partners IV, L.PKKR 1996 Fund L.PEvenflo Company, Inc.
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20041160Emerson Electric CoMarconi Corporation plcAdministrativa Marconi Communications S.A. de C.V., Marconi Columbia, S.A., Marconi Communications Canada, Inc., Marconi Communications de Mexico S.A., de C.V., Marconi Communications Exportal, S.A. de C.V., Marconi Communications, Inc., Marconi Intellectual Property (Ringfence) Inc., Marconi Polska Sp zoo.
20041166WebMD CorporationCornerstone Equity Investors IV, L.PVIPS, Inc.
20041176Johnson Controls, IncGrupo IMSA, S.A. De. C.VEnertec Colombia, Ltda., Enertec do Brasil, Ltda., Enertec Exports S. de R.L. de. C.V., Enertec Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V., Enertec Venezuela, SRL, Enertek Argentina, SRL, GES Battery Systems, LLC, GES Technologies, S. De R.L., de C.V.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/30/2004
20041127HIP Foundation, IncCarlyle Partners III, L.PConnectiCare Holding Company, Inc.
20041170Stab Development S.a.r.lKKR European Fund Limited Partnership, Alberta, Canada, L.PStabilus HoldCo3 (drei) GmbH.
20041173Wallace D. Malone, JrWachovia CorporationWachovia Corporation
20041175Modern Times Group MTG ABStoryFirst Communications, IncStoryFirst Communications, Inc.
20041177Time Warner IncInner City Broadcasting CorpUrban Cable Works of Philadelphia, L.P.
20041178Yamanouchi Pharmaceutical Co. LtdFujisawa Pharmaceutical Co. LtdFujisawa Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.
20041180Wind Point Partners V, L.PIndustrial Growth Partners, L.PBreeze Industrial Products Corporation.
20041185Flextronics International LtdPeripheral Imaging CorporationPeripheral Imaging Corporation.
20041189Thomas H. Lee Equity Fund V, L.PNortek Holdings, IncNortek Holdings, Inc.
20041198Digitas IncModem Media, IncModem Media, Inc.
20041202DrugMax, IncFamilymeds Group, IncFamilymeds Group, Inc.
20041205Apax Excelsior VI, L.PSpyder Active Sports, IncSpyder Active Sports, Inc.
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Sandra M. Peay, Contact Representative or Renee Hallman, Case Management Assistant, Federal Trade Commission, Premerger Notification Office, Bureau of Competition, Room H-303, Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326-3100.

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By direction of the Commission.

C. Landis Plummer,

Acting Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 04-18127 Filed 8-6-04; 8:45 am]