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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 Start Printed Page 85837A(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—01/09/2006
20060330Wells Fargo & CompanySecured Capital CorpSecured Capital Corp.
20060358Carso Global Telecom, S.A. de C.V2Wire, Inc2Wire, Inc.
20060362Alcatel2Wire, Inc2Wire, Inc.
20060378ITOCHU CorporationSandra Stetson SchifterLaSportsac, Inc.
20060382ValueAct Capital Master Fund, L.P.ENT>ADESA, IncADESA, Inc.
20060425Ronald O. PerelmanThe Rank Group PlcAtlab Holdings Pty. Ltd. (Aust), Delux Digital Studios Limited (UK), Deluxe Entertainment Services, Inc., Deluxe Holdings Inc. (US), Deluxe Italia S.P.A. (Italy), Deluxe Laboratories Holdings Espana S.L. (Spain), Deluxe Laboratories Inc. (US), Deluxe Laboratories Ltd. (UK), Deluxe Media Managmeent, Inc. (Canada), Delux Toronto Ltd. (Canada), Denham Telecine Limited (UK), Rank Leasing Limited (UK), Rank Studio Limited (UK).
20060432Kindred Healthcare, IncHealth Care REIT, IncHealth Care REIT, Inc.
20060439Symantec CorporationIMlogic, IncIMlogic, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/10/2006
20060355Royal Dutch Shell plcTOTAL S.ATOTAL E&P USA, Inc.
20060371Magellan Health Services, IncNational Imaging Associates, IncNational Imaging Associates, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/11/2006
20060339Babcock & Brown Infrastructure LimitedHydro-QuebecCross-Sound Cable Company, LLC.
20060352The Empire District Electric CompanyAquila, IncAquila, Inc.
20060367Linsalata Capital Partners Fund IV, L.PHarden Manufacturing CorporationBriar Garrett, LLC, Harden Aviation, LLC, Harden Shipping, Inc., Harden Transport, Inc., Smith Land Holdings, LLC, Smith Properties, LLC.
20060379Carillion plcMowlem plcMowlem plc.
20060409J.P. Morgan Chase & CoCollegiate Funding Services, IncCollegiate Funding Services, Inc.
20060417Apax Europe VI-A, L.PContech Holdings CorporationContech Holdings Corporation.
20060421Montagu III L.PSmith & Nephew plcBSN medical GmbH & Co. KG, BSN medical Management GmbH, Smith & Nephew JV (Holding) GmbH.
20060422Montagu III L.PTchibo Holding AGBSN medical GmbH & Co. KG, BSN medical Management GmbH, Smith & Nephew JV (Holding) GmbH.
20060427Billabong International LtdNixon, IncNixon, Inc.
20060445Odyssey Investment Partners Fund III, L.PBexil CorporationYork Insurance Services Group, Inc.
20060446Odyssey Investment Partners Fund III, L.PThomas C. MacArthurYork Insurance Services Group, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/12/2006
20060452iPass, IncGoRemote Internet Communications, IncGoRemote Internet Communications, Inc.
20060464Progress Software CorporationNEON Systems, IncNEON Systems, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/13/2006
20060457Levine Leichtman Capital Partners III, L.PFox & Hound Restaurant GroupFox & Hound Restaurant Group.
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20060458Fidelity National Financial, IncMarsh & McLennan Companies, IncSedgwick CMS Holdings, Inc.
20060463Liberty Media CorporationFun Technologies plcFun Technologies plc.
20060465International Business Machines CorporationMicromuse IncMicromuse Inc.
20060482Gregory S. DailyiPayment, InciPayment, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/18/2006
20060244REA Magnet Wire Company, IncPhelps Dodge CorporationPhelps Dodge Industries, Inc., Phelps Dodge wire and Cable Holdings de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
20060307Encore Medical CorporationCompex Technologies, IncCompex Technologies, Inc.
20060401Matria Healthcare, IncCorSolutions Medical, IncCorSolutions Medical, Inc.
20060405Amgen IncAbgenix, IncAbgenix, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/20/2006
20051356Marquee Holdings IncLCE Holdings, IncLCE Holdings, Inc.
20051577Teva Pharmaceutical Industries LimitedIvax CorporationIvax Corporation.
20060435AstraZeneca plcTargacept, IncTargacept, Inc.
20060447Castle Harlan Partners IV, L.PRathGibson, IncRathGibson, Inc.
20060459Michael J. CantanucciRichard E. BastinG.S.M. of Palm Beach, Ltd., Gulf Stream Motors, Inc.
20060468Doughty Hanson & Co IVSpirent plcHellermannTyton Corporation.
20060474Wolseley plcJoseph F. Umosella 2006 TrustUniversal Express, Inc., Universal Supply Company, Inc.
20060476Sentinel Capital partners III, L.PStrategic Partners, IncStrategic Partners, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/23/2006
20060298GGC Investment Fund II, L.PAPA Excelsior V L.PCML Emergency Services, Inc.
20060411Lockheed Martin CorporationAspen Systems Corporation Employee Stock Ownership TrustAspen Systems Corporation.
20060442ARES Corporate Opportunities Fund, L.PSamsonite CorporationSamsonite Corporation.
20060467Ralph LaurenJones Apparel Group, IncSun Apparel, Inc.
20060480Mercury Interactive CorporationWarburg Pincus Private Equity VIII, L.PSystinet Corporation.
20060484TA IX L.PColeman FungOpen Link Financial, Inc.
20060488Mr. William PaulosStronach TrustMEC Pennsylvania Racing, Inc., Mountain Laurel Racing, Inc., Washington Trotting Association, Inc.
20060489Mr. William WortmanStronach TrustMEC Pennsylvania Racing, Inc., Mountain Laurel Racing, Inc., Washington Trotting Association, Inc.,
20060498Audax Private Equity Fund II, L.PZurich Financial ServicesBEI Holding Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/24/2006
20060415Ameren CorporationAquila, IncAquila Piatt County Power, L.L.C., MEP Flora Power, LLC.
20060455OCM Opportunities Fund VI, L.PPeter and Liesel MagerNordenia International AG.
20060456OCM Principal Opportunities Fund III, L.PPeter and Liesel MagerNordenia International AG.
20060487Health Net, IncHoward E. DavisUniversal Care, Inc.
20060494Bain Capital Integral Investors, LLCDavid T. TraitelSSSI, LLC.
20060505Wellspring Capital Partners III, L.PSave & Buster's, IncDave & Buster's, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/25/2006
20060479The Sage GroupVerus Financial Management, IncVerus Financial Management, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/26/2006
20060428Joseph D. MansuetoRoger G. IbbotsonIbbotson Associates, Inc.
20060500Quad-C Partners VI, L.PBKBII Management, L.L.CKBII Holdings, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/27/2006
20060436AstraZeneca plcAtheroGenics, IncAtheroGenics, Inc.
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20060462Southern Union CompanySRCG, LtdRichardson Energy Marketing, Ltd., Sid Richardson Energy Services, Ltd.
20060473FMR CorpLaird Norton Company LLCLanoga Corporation.
20060475FMR CorpPro-Build Holdings, IncPro-Build Holdings, Inc.
20060486ProAssurance CorporationPhysicians Insurance Company of Wisconsin, IncPhysicians Insurance Company of Wisconsin, Inc.
20060504Danaher CorporationFirst Technology PLCFirst Technology PLC.
20060525Danaher CorporationFirst Technology PLCFirst Technology PLC.
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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. 06-1503 Filed 2-16-06; 8:45 am]