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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-Rodine 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—12/05/2005
20060211Novartis AGChiron CorporationChiron Corporation.
20060214MVP Health Plan, IncPreferred Care, IncPreferred Care, Inc.
20060220Allis-Chalmers Energy IncJoe Van MatreSpecialty Rental Tools Inc.
20060224Josue Christiano Gomes da SilvaSpring Global S.A.Springs Global S.A.
20060229KKR European Fund II, Limited PartnershipVestar-AIV Holdings A L.P.FL Spring, S.p.A.
20060235Roger S. PenskeStephen P. CushmanCush A-KM, Inc., Cush Enterprises, Cush H-E, Inc., Cush J-KM, Inc., Cush M-E, Inc., M.S.M. Group, Inc.
20060237Hanson PLCPaverModule, Inc.PaverModule, Inc.
20060240Horizon Health CorporationP. Byron DeFoorDelaware Investment Associates, LLC, Focus Healthcare, LLC, Focus Healthcare of Delaware, LLC, Focus Health of Florida, LLC, Focus Healthcare of Georgia, LLC, Focus Healthcare of Ohio, LLC, Highpoint Investment, LLC.
20060241Ronald B. DanaRex V. EcoffLiquid Transport Corp.
20060242Francisco Partners, L.P.FrontRange LimitedCayo Communications, Inc., FrontRange Solutions Inc.
20060259Lodge Holdco I LLCLa Quinta CorporationLa Quinta Corporation.
20060264Berkshire Fund VI, L.P.PDS Associates, Inc.PDS Associates, Inc.
20060267GUS,, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/06/2005
20060215Aleris International, Inc.Ormet CorporationOrmet Corporation.
20060275Jones Lang LaSalle IncorporationSpaulding and Slye Partner LLCSpaulding and Slye LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/08/2005
20060256U.S. BancorpWachovia CorporationDelaware Trust Company, National Association, Wachovia Bank and Trust Company (Cayman) Ltd., Wachovia Bank, National Association, Wachovia Bank of Delaware, National Association, Wachovia Trust Company of California.
20060277Avnet, Inc.Calence, LLCCalence, LLC.
20060279General Atlantic Partners 82, L.P.NYMEX Holdings, Inc.NYMEX Holdings, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/09/2005
20060253Goense Bounds & Partners A, L.P.Frank ScardinoCapital Drywall, Inc.
20060254Goense Bounds & Partners A, L.P.James R. Gates and Angela GatesCapital Drywall, Inc.
20060282Aetna Inc.Express Scripts, Inc.Aetna Specialty Pharmacy, LLC.
20060285Merrill CorporationWordWave, Inc.WordWave, Inc.
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20060286Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbHGeorge MosherAlfax Wholesale Furniture, Inc., National Business Furniture, Inc.,, Inc.
20060288Kelso Investment Associates VII, L.P.Voting Trust 12/4/68 of v/s of Hallmark Cards, IncorporatedHallmark Entertainment, LLC.
20060303Gores ENT Holdings, Inc.Enterasys Networks, Inc.Enterasys Networks, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/12/2005
20060231Agrium Inc.Royster-Clark Ltd.Royster-Clark Ltd.
20060250Novartis AGAbbott LaboratoriesTAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc.
20060251Novartis AGTakeda Pharmaceuticals Company, LtdTAP Pharmaceutical Products, Inc.
20060255Legg Mason Investment Trust, Inc.Syntroleum CorporationSyntroleum Corporation.
20060257Intel CorporationMicron Technology, Inc.Micron Technology, Inc.
20060271Deutsche Bahn AGThe Brink's CompanyBAX Global Inc.
20060300CSK Auto CorporationJ.W. Childs Equity Partners III, L.P.Murray's Discount Auto Stores.
20060301Macquarie Bank LimitedThe Mallah Organizations, Inc.TMO Parent LLC.
20060306D.E. Shaw Composite International FundKRG Capital Fund II, L.P.Aspen Marketing Holdings, Inc.
20060314Tate & Lyle PLCContinental Custom Ingredients, Inc.Continental Custom Ingredients, Inc.
20060315DC Chemical Co., Ltd.Phelps Dodge CorporationColumbia Chemical Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/13/2005
20060276Anheuser-Busch Employees' Credit UnionMerian Credit UnionMerian Credit Union.
20060287Cortec Group Fund III, L.P.Linsalata Capital Partners Fund III, L.P.Snyder Acquisition Corporation.
20060294Garda World Security CorporationSPX CorporationVance International, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/14/2005
20060280The George B. Horne Voting TrustEvan J. SegalDormont Manufacturing Company, Dormont Realty Partners LLC.
200602894MKS Instruments, Inc.TWCP, L.P.Ion Systems, Inc.
20060295Marathon Fund Limited Partnership VWestlake Hardware, Inc.Westlake Hardware, Inc.
20060297SAP AGKhiMetrics, Inc.KhiMetrics, Inc.
20060305Dycom Industries, Inc.The Berwind Company LLCPrince Telecom Holdings, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/16/2005
20060260Hoshizaki Electric Company, Ltd.Lancer CorporationLancer Corporation.
20060291Reckitt Benckiser PLCBoots Group PLCBHI Holdings (BHI) Limited, Boots Healthcare Deutschland GmbH, The Boots Company plc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/19/2005
20060261The TriZetto Group, Inc.CareKey, Inc.CareKey, Inc.
20060273Finmeccanica S.p.A.Textron Inc.Bell/Agusta Aerospace Company LLC.
20060304Western Forest Products Inc.Partners LimitedCascadia Forest Products Ltd.
20060316A.B.C. Learning Centres LimitedBenjamin R. JacobsonLearning Care Group, Inc.
20060317Christopher M. JeffriesThe Sports Club Company, Inc.Pontius Realty, Inc., SF Sports Club, Inc., Talla New York, Inc., Washington D.C. Sports Club, Inc.
20060319Spring Nextel CorporationAlamosa Holdings, Inc.Alamosa Holdings, Inc.
20060323Archer-Daniels-Midland CompanyMellon Financial CorporationMellon Financial Corp. #4.
20060325Gray Television, Inc.University of Notre Dame du LacMichiana Telecasting Corp.
20060336MHM Holdings GmbHBilakhia Holdings Private LimitedMicro Inks Limited.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/20/2005
20060308Roche Holding Ltd.BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20060326Bank of America CorporationPrecision Camera & Video Repair, Inc.Precision Camera & Video Repair, Inc.
20060332Saurer AGFairfield Manufacturing Company, Inc.Fairfield Manufacturing Company, Inc.
20060333Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, IncDean VanechPonderosa Pine Energy Partners, Ltd.
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20060338MarineMax, Inc.Cecil Van TuylLake Port Marine, Inc., Port Arrowhead, Inc., Port Arrowhead Marine, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/21/2005
20060327OCM/GFI Power Opportunities Fund II, L.P.GT Equipment Technologies, Inc.GT Equipment Technologies, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/22/2005
20060565Sierra Pacific ResourcesPinnacle West Capital CorporationGenWest, LLC.
20060263WyethTrubion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Trubion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20060346Embridge Inc.BP P.L.C.Olympic Pipe Line Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/23/2005
20060335Richard L. ScottSecure Computing CorporationsSecure Computing Corporations.
20060345Danaher CorporationVisual Networks, Inc.Visual Networks, Inc.
20060347Yell Group PLCJames W. Clarke, Sr.Clarke Directory Publications, Inc.
20060349PMC-Sierra, Inc.Bali Investments S.a.r.l.Avago Technologies Storage (U.S.A.) Inc.
20060356Brown & Brown, Inc.Horace M. Johnson, Jr.Axion Intermediaries, LLC.
20060359Sprint Nextel CorporationVelocita Holdings, LLCVelocita Wireless Holding Corp.
20060361The Related Company, L.P.Equinox Holdings, L.P.Equinox Holdings, L.P.
20060363OCM/GFA Power Opportunities Fund II, L.P.Equitable Resources Inc.Noresco Holdings, Inc.
20060366Steel Dynamics, Inc.Roanoke Electric Steel CorporationRoanoke Electric Steel Corporation.
20060377Silver Lake Partners II, L.P.Serena Software, Inc.Serena Software, Inc.
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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. 06-176 Filed 1-09-06; 8:45 am]