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Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premereger 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—11/21/2005
20051562Tata Sons LimitedTLGB Acquisition LtdTeleglobe International Holdings Ltd.
20060129James RatcliffeBP p.l.cInnovene LLC and other entities.
20060180Questor Partners Fund II, L.P.Rex S. ButlerFish House Foods, Inc.
20060181Questor Partners Fund II, L.P.Ronald Jeffrey Butler & Carrie Krenzel ButlerFish House Foods, Inc.
20060185American Capital Strategies, Ltd.The Meadows of Wickenburg, L.P.The Meadows of Wickenburg, L.P.
20060186ABRY Partners, V, L.P.2000 Riverside Capital Appreciation Fund, L.PCapRock Holdings, Inc.
20060187Monitor Clipper Equity Partners II, L.PMichael KeiserRecycled Paper Greeting, Inc., RPG Holdings, Inc.
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20060188Monitor Clipper Equity Partners II, L.PPhilip FriedmannRecycled Paper Greeting, Inc., RPG Holdings, Inc.
20060190The Timberland CompanyRobert A. FoxSmartwool Corporation.
20060192American Capital Strategies, Ltd.Atlantic Equity Partners III, L.P.Ranpak Holding Corporation.
20060193Elevation Partners, L.P.Homestore, IncHomestore, Inc.
20060195Aurora Equity Partners III, L.P.Cortec Group Fund III, L.P.New Axia Holdings, Inc.
20060200Trinidad Energy Services Income TrustCheyenne Parent, IncCheyenne Drilling, L.P.
20060202J.W. Childs Equity Partners III, L.P.W/S Packaging Group, IncW/S Packaging Group, Inc.
20060207Occidental Petroleum CorporationVintage Petroleum, IncVintage Petroleum, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/22/2005
20060103Livingston International Income FundPBB Global Logistics Income FundPBB Global Logistics Income Fund.
20060189Wellspring Capital Partners III, L.P.Sam L. SusserSusser Holdings, L.L.C.
20060197Provident Energy TrustEnCana Corporation1140102 Alberta Ltd., EnCana Kerrobert Pipelines Limited, EnCana Midstream Inc., WD Energy Services, Inc.
20060198Houlihan Lockey Howard & Zukin Inc.ORIX CorporationORIX Finance Corp., ORIX Structured Finance LLC.
20060199ORIX CorporationHoulihan Lokey Howard & Zukin IncHoulihan Lokey Howard & Zukin Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/23/2005
20060102New Times Holding, LLCNewCo LLCNewCo LLC.
20060191GMM Capital LLCGoody's Family Clothing, IncGoody's Family Clothing, Inc.
20060213Telefonaktiebolaget LM EricssonMarconi Corporation plcMarconi Communications Federal, Inc., Marconi Communications, Inc., Marconi Intellectual Property (Ringfence) Inc., Marconi Intellectual Property (US) Inc., Metapath Software International, Inc., Metapath Software International (US), Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/28/2005
20060126Asurion CorporationDST Systems, IncDST Lock/Line, Inc.
20060127DST Systems, Inc.Asurion CorporationAsurion Corporation.
20060154Castlerigg International LimitedGenCorp IncGenCorp Inc.
20060184American Capital Strategies, Ltd.DelStar Holding CorpDelStar Holding Corp.
20060203General Motors CorporationProAssurance CompanyMEEMIC Insurance Company, MEEMIC Insurance Services Corporation.
20060216Astellas Pharma Inc.Theravance, IncTheravance, Inc.
20060223Marathon Fund Limited Partnership VTransport Corporation of America, IncTransport Corporation of America, Inc.
20060225Formosa Plastics CorporationNew Mighty U.S. TrustFormosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A.
20060226New Mighty U.S. TrustFormosa Plastics CorporationFormosa Plastics Corporation, America.
20060227Mr. Sumner M. RedstoneCSTV Networks, Inc.CSTV Networks, Inc.
20060228BD Investment Holdings Inc.Todd A. RobinsonLPL Holdings, Inc.
20060230Citigroup Inc.Alcoa IncSGS, SGS Canada, SGS MX, SGS UK.
20060233Robert H. CastelliniThe Cincinnati Reds LLCThe Cincinnati Reds LLC.
20060234Alan D. SchwartzThe Bear Stearns Companies, IncThe Bear Stearns Companies, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/29/2005
20051699Alfa Laval ABDover CorporationDelaware Capital Formation Inc., Tranter PHE, Inc.
20060171Peter R. KelloggSIRVA, IncNational Association of Independent Truckers, LLC (NAIT), Transguard Insurance Company of America Inc. (Transguard), Vanguard Insurance Agency, Inc. (Vanguard).
20060177Don H. BardenTrump Entertainment Resorts, IncTrump Indiana, Inc.
20060178Icahn Partners LPFairmont Hotels & Resorts, IncFairmont Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
20060179Icahn Partners Master Fund LPFairmont Hotels & Resorts, IncFairmont Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/30/2005
20060155SanDisk CorporationMatrix Semiconductor, IncMatrix Semiconductor, Inc.
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20060182ValueAct Capital Master Fund, L.PThe Reynolds and Reynolds CompanyThe Reynolds and Reynolds Company.
20060201MediaNews Group, Inc.Gannett Co., IncTexas-New Mexico Newspapers Partnership.
20060221Autonomy Corporation plcVerity, IncVerity, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/01/2005
20060196Johnson & JohnsonBiovail CorporationBiovail Laboratories International SRL.
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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,


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[FR Doc. 05-24357 Filed 12-21-05; 8:45 am]