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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 14684

Trans. No.AcquiringAcquiredEntities
20050609Brown & Brown, Inc.Richard F. HullHull and Company (California), Inc. Hull & Co., General Agency, Inc. Hull & Company, Inc. Hull & Company (Louisiana), Inc. Hull & Company (Mid-America), Inc. Hull & Company (Mid-Atlantic), Inc. Hull & Company (Montana), Inc. Hull & Company (Pacific), Ltd. Hull & Company (Rocky Mountains), Inc.
20050621Perseus Market Opportunity Fund, L.PSports Capital Partners CEV, LLCMaritime Telecommunications Network, Inc.
20050628Guitar Center, Inc.Kenneth Moore O'BrienMusic and Arts Center, Inc.
20050633MLB Media Holdings, L.PTickets.com, Inc.Tickets.com, Inc.
20050634Junichi HayashiKattegat TrustCBS Personnel Holdings, Inc.
20050638Craig J. DuchossoisAMX CorporationAMX Corporation.
20050647Northrop Grumman CorporationRobert LaRoseIntegic Corporation.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/02/2005
20050619Jupitermedia CorporationMCG Capital CorporationCreatas, L.L.C. MCG Finance Corporation IH.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/03/2005
20050581Thermo Electron CorporationSPX CorporationCryonix, Inc. Kendro Laboratory Products AG. Kendro Laboratory Products GmbH. Kendro Laboratory Products (GP) Inc. Kendro Laboratory Products (H.K.) Limited. Kendro Laboratory Products, L.P. Kendro Laboratory Products plc. Key Scientific, Inc. Medical Equipment Maintenance Company. Nippon Kendro KK.
20050617Exxel Capital Partners VI, L.PMelvyn H. MillerThe Protective Group, Inc.
20050624ESP Pharma Holding Company, Inc.Johnson & JohnsonCentocor, Inc.
20050625Protein Design Labs, Inc.ESP Pharma Holding Company, Inc.ESP Pharma Holding Company, Inc.
20050637Fujikura Ltd.Alcoa, Inc.Newco 1 & 2.
20050646The Coca-Cola CompanyThe Coco-Cola CompanyCCDA Waters, LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/04/2005
20050593Behrman Capital III L.PBea Maurer, Inc.Bea Maurer, Inc.
20050616American Tire Distributors Holdings, Inc.Charlesbank Equity Fund IV, L.PAmerican Tire Distributors, Inc.
20050631L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.Louis W. Blanco and Dorothy Blanco, husband & wifeMobile-Vision, Inc.
20050635Arlington Capital Partners, L.PThermal Solutions, LLCAmerican Avionic Technologies Corporation. Brazonics, Inc. Performance Metal Fabricators, Inc. PMI Enterprises, Inc. Thermal Solutions, Inc. Thermal Solutions, LLC.
20050640SZ Investments, L.L.C.Danielson Holding CorporationDanielson Holding Corporation.
20050643Terrance D. and Judith A. PaulAlphaSmart, Inc.AlphaSmart, Inc.
20050645Landry's Restaurant, Inc.Timothy N. PosterPoster Financial Group, Inc.
20050652LIN TV CorpSumner N. RedstoneUPN Stations Group Inc.
20050664The New York Times CompanyPRIMEDIA Inc.About, Inc.
20050667Landry's Restaurant, Inc.Thomas C. BreitlingPoster Financial Group, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/07/2005
20041398National-Oilwell, Inc.Varco International, Inc.Varco International, Inc.
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20050162Gannett Co., Inc.Phillip H. Power and Kathleen K. PowerCamden Publications, Inc. Community Newspapers, Inc. HomeTown Communications Network, Inc. HomeTown Newspapers, Inc. Kentucky Directory Company Michigan Directory Company Observer & Eccentric Newspapers, Inc. The Community Press, Inc. The Community Press of Northern Kentucky, Inc. The Mirror Newspapers, Inc.
20050675Fidelity Investors Limited Partnership VIBanta CorporationBanta Healthcare Group, Ltd. Banta Hong Kong, Ltd.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/08/2005
20050666Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc.Mark Lauber24 Columbia Associates, LLC. 47 Readington Associates, LLC. Lauber Imports, Ltd., Inc. Wine Preservation Systems, LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/09/2005
20050656MapleWood Equity Partners, LPJose A. GarciaTropical International Corp.
20050659William H. Gates IIIRepublic Services, Inc.Republic Services, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/10/2005
20050603Citigroup, Inc.Vollbrecht Family Investments, L.P.Unit Parts Company.
20050650Robert C. FanchConversent Communications, Inc.Conversent Communications, Inc.
20050663Tomkins plcMellon Financial CorporationLeland Holdings, LLC.
20050665Third Avenue Value FundDanielson Holding CorporationDanielson Holding Corporation.
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for further information contact:

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.

Donald S. Clark,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 05-5732 Filed 3-22-05; 8:45 am]

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