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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 #AcquiringAcquiredEntities
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/29/2005
20051403Newell Rubbermaid, IncEsselte Group Holdings ABEsselte BVBA, Esselte Holdings Inc., Goldcup D 892 AB
20051444Grupo Ferrovial, S.AWayne W. WebberSouthern Crushed Concrete, Inc., Webber Management Group, Inc.
20051449School Specialty, IncWicks Communications & Media Partners, L.PDelta Education, LLC
20051451Credit Suisse GroupThe PMI Group, IncSPS Holding Corp.
20051457PBI Media Holdings LLCPRIMEDIA IncPRIMEDIA Business Magazine and Media Inc.
20051459MetroCast Cablevision of New Hampshire, LLCPaul F. Harron, JrGans Communications, L.P.
20051460Waste Connections, IncMr. Gregory L. GibsonMountain Jack Environmental Services, Inc.
20051466Starwood Capital Hospitality Fund 1-2, L.PGroupe Taittinger SAGroupe Taittinger SA
20051467The Veritas Capital Fund II, L.PMitchell J. WadeMZM, Inc.
20051468Alan B. MillerKEYS Group Holdings LLCKEYS Group Holdings LLC
20051471First Reserve Fund X, L.PChart Industries, IncChart Industries, Inc.
20051477GGC Investment Fund II, L.PCCG Investments BVI, L.PConcerto Software, Inc.
20051478GGC Investment Fund II-A, L.PCCG Investments BVI, L.PConcerto Software, Inc.
20051480First Data CorporationCitigroup IncNew Payment Services, Inc.
20051485SSA Global Technologies, IncE.piphany, IncE.piphany, Inc.
20051486New York State Catholic Health Plan, IncRayan Community Health Network, IncCenterCare, Inc.
20051490ShoreView Capital Partners, L.PProtective Industries, LLCCaplugs, LLC, Niagara Plastics, LLC, Protective Industries, LLC
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/31/2005
20051394Dover CorporationMichael InglisHarbor Electronics, Inc.
20051406Invitrogen CorporationBioSource International, IncBioSource International, Inc.
20051407Oracle Corporationi-flex Solutions Limitedi-flex Solutions Limited
20051440Beacon Roofing Supply, IncBrazos Equity Fund, L.PSDI Holding, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/01/2005
20051484ValueClick, IncFastclick, IncFastclick, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/02/2005
20051476Grupo Ferrovial, S.AThe Wayne and Joan Webber FoundationW.W. Webber, Inc.
20051489E*TRADE Financial CorporationBank of MontrealHarrisdirect LLC
20051494PAR Investment Partners, L.PUS Airways Group, IncUS Airways Group, Inc.
20051497LS Power Equity Partners, L.PCalpine CorporationCalpine Construction Finance Company, L.P., Calpine Leasing, Inc., Calpine Philadelphia, Inc., Ontelaunee Power Operating Company, Inc., Philadelphia Biogas Supply, Inc.
20051499QBE Insurance Group LimitedWhite Mountains Insurance Group, LtdNational Farmers Union Property and Casualty Company
20051501Spectrum Equity Investors IV, L.PMortgagebot LLCMortgagebot LLC
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20051502TUI AGCP Ships LimitedCP Ships Limited
20051509Sybase, IncExtended Systems IncorporatedExtended Systems Incorporated
20051515Sentry Insurance, a Mutual CompanyRoyal & SunAlliance Insurance Group plcViking Insurance Company of Wisconsin
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/06/2005
20051282Walters Industries, IncDLJ Merchant Banking Partners II, L.PMueller Water Products, Inc.
20051422Citigroup, IncReceivable Management Services Holding CorpReceivable Management Services Holding Corp.
20051505The Goldman Sachs Group, IncAllmerica Financial CorporationAllmerica Financial Investment Management Services, Inc., Allmerica Financial Life Insurance & Annuity Co.
20051507Paul G. Allen, c/o Vulcan Ventures IncorporatedSempra EnergyEnergy Center Investments
20051508Plains All American Pipeline, L.PSempra EnergyEnergy Center Investments Corp.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/07/2005
20051510Permira Europe III L.P. 2Hirschmann Industrial Holdings LtdHirschmann Industrial Holdings Ltd.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/08/2005
20051020ScanSoft, IncNuance Communications, IncNuance Communications, Inc.
20051435News CorporationScout Media, IncScout Media, Inc.
20051487American Securities Partners III, L.PWeasler Holdings LLCWeasler Engineering, Inc.
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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.

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By direction of the Commission.

Donald S. Clark,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 05-19317 Filed 9-27-05; 8:45 am]

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