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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—10/03/2005
20050527DaVita IncGambro ABGambro Healthcare, Inc.
20051592Harrah's Entertainment, IncRalph Engelstad and Betty Engelstad, Family Trust UTA 3/6/01Imperial Palace, LLC.
20051630Parthenon Investors II, L.PMedical Consultants, IncMedical Consultants, Inc.
20051659CRH plcLegg Mason Capital Partners, LPJolly Gardener Products, Inc.
20051662Eye 1 S.a.r.l.Thales SAAvimo Europe Limited, Avimo North America Inc., Thales Electro-Optics Pte Limited, Thales Optics Limited.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—10/04/2005
20051587Ventiv Health, Inc.R. Blane WalterinChord Communications, Inc.
20051610Medimmune, IncCellective Therapeutics, IncCellective Therapeutics, Inc.
20051627Koninkliijke Philips Electronics N.VLumiLeds Lighting International B.VLumiLeds Lighting International B.V.
20051668GTCR Fund VIII, L.PJames Levoy SorensonSorenson Communications, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—10/07/2005
20051641Kirk KerkorianGeneral Motors CorporationGeneral Motors Corporation
20051655J.C. Flowers I, L.P.Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.Crump Group, Inc.
20051674Nelnet, IncThe Education Financing Foundation of CaliforniaChela Education Financing, Inc.
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20051677Open Solutions IncThe BISYS Group, IncBIS LP Inc.
20051681Berkshire Hathaway IncWalter Scott, JrMidAmerican Energy Holdings Company.
20051695AECOM Technology CorporationEDAW, IncEDAW, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—10/12/2005
20051656American Capital Strategies, LtdVicki Rainsberger and FamilyValue Plastics, Inc., VANM LLP.
20051671Wexford Partners VI, L.PThomas Drilling CompanyThomas Drilling Company.
20051672TPG Partners IV. L.PCertegy IncCertegy Inc.
20051676Fidelity National Financial, IncCertegy IncCertegy Inc.
20051678Thomas H. Lee Equity Fund V, L.PCertegy IncCertegy Inc.
20051685MarkWest Energy Partners, L.PJavelina CompanyJavelina Company
20051693Norsk Hydro ASASpinnaker Exploration CompanySpinnaker Exploration Company.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—10/13/2005
20050939Adobe Systems IncorporatedMacromedia Inc.Macromedia Inc.
20051664Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.Regional Recycling LLC939 Fortress Investments, LLC, Fortress Apartments, LLC, Metal Asset Acquisition, LLC, Regional Recycling LLC.
20051675Walgreen Co.William M. HaitSchraft's A Specialty Pharmacy, LLC.
20051688General Electric CompanyManulife Financial CorporationCathlamet Timber Company, LLC, Rainier Mineral Company, LLC, Rainier Timber Company, LLC.
20051692Compania de Cemento Argos, S.APiazza Acquisition CorpPiazza Acquisition Corp.
20051694Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Equity Fund V, L.PAon CorporationJ.H. Blade & Co., Inc., Sherwood Insurance Services, Sherwood Insurance Services of Washington, Inc., The Swett & Crawford Group, Inc.
20051696Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P.OGE Energy CorpEnogex Arkansas Pipeline Corporation.
20051700Infinite Energy, IncECONnergy Energy Company, IncECONnergy Energy Company, Inc.
20060003Nelnet, IncGreater Texas FoundationLoanSTAR Funding Group, Inc., LoanSTAR Systems, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—10/14/2005
20051683WF Holdings, IncCarlyle Partners III, L.PThe Relizon Company.
20051691Triad Hospitals, IncClarksville Health System, G.PClarksville Health System, G.P.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—10/17/2005
20051665HSBC Holdings plcMarathon Fund Limited Partnership IIIClaire-Sprayway, Inc.
20051679Israel Corporation LimitedSolutia IncAstaris LLC.
20051680Israel Corporation LimitedFMC CorporationAstaris LLC.
20060001Merrill Lynch & Co., IncAXA S.AThe Advest Group, Inc.
20060006The Garfield Weston Charitable FoundationProtient, IncProtient, Inc.
20060007Cougar Holdings, IncCCC Information Services Group IncCCC Information Services Group Inc.
20060031Value Act Capital Master Fund L.PPer-Se Technologies, IncPer-Se Technologies, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—10/18/2005
20050900Cal Dive International IncStolt Offshore S.AStolt Offshore S.A.
20060015Olympus Growth Fund IV, L.PBain Capital Fund IV, L.PProfessional Service Industries Holdings, Inc.
20060016Johnson Electric Holdings LimitedSAIA-Burgess Electronics Holding AGSAIA-Burgess Electronics Holding AG.
20060017Hewlett-Packard CompanyApplQ, IncApplQ, Inc.
20060025Lindsay Goldberg & Bessemer L.PGTCR Fund VII, L.PARG Holdings, Inc.
20060040Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. II, L.PBrinker International, IncBrinker Corner Bakery II, LLC, Brinker Corner Bakery I, LLC, Brinker Corner Bakery, L.P., Maggiano's/Corner Bakery Holding, Maggiano's/Corner Bakery, L.P.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—10/19/2005
20051661TCV V, L.PPenson Worldwide, IncPenson Worldwide, Inc.
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TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—10/20/2005
20051371Cooper Cameron CorporationDEG Acquisitions, LLCDresser, Inc.
20051634KCP Income FundSatish ShahAPG, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—10/21/2005
20051007First Data CorporationGreat Hill Equity Partners II, L.PGMT Group, Inc.
20060002Chicken Acquisition CorpAmerican Securities Partners II, L.PEPL Holdings, Inc.
20060033Wind Point Partners V, L.PKestrel Acquisition CorpKestrel Acquisition Corp.
20060036NEWStar Waste Holdings CorpB III Capital Partners, L.PNorth East Waste Services, Inc.
20060038Arend OetkerMadison Dearborn Capital Partners, L.PMilnot Holding Corporation.
20060041Perry Partners, L.PSears Holdings CorporationSears Holdings Corporation.
20060042Perry Partners International, IncSears Holdings CorporationSears Holdings Corporation.
20060045E*TRADE Financial CorporationJPMorgan Chase & CoJ.P. Morgan Invest, LLC.
20060047Blackstone ECC Communications Partners L.PJeffrey H. SmulyanEmmis Television Broadcasting L.P., Emmis Television License, LLC, SJL of Kansas Corp.
20060050Fenway Partners Capital Fund II, L.PSK Equity Fund, L.PTargus Group International, Inc.
20060051Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. II, L.PSAFE Boats Delaware LLCSAFE Boats Delaware LLC.
20060053Check Point Software Technologies LtdSourcefire, IncSourcefire, Inc.

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. 05-21812 Filed 11-1-05; 8:45 am]

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