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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 Start Printed Page 11415or 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—01/31/2006
20060466Liberty Media CorporationProvide Commerce, IncProvide Commerce, Inc.
20060492Macquarie Bank LimitedThe Baldwin County Bridge Company, LLCThe Baldwin County Bridge Company, LLC.
20060497J.H. Whitney VI, L.PAECOM Technology CorporationAECON Technology Corporation.
20060501Macquarie Bank LimitedSmarte Carte CorporationSmarte Carte Corporation.
20060513AmerisourceBergen CorporationAmerican Capital Strategies, LtdNetwork for Medical Communications & Research, LLC.
20060519Google, IncdMarc Broadcasting, IncdMarc Broadcasting, Inc.
20060523Long Point Capital Fund II, L.PSteve W. FowlerCommerical Grading, Inc.
20060524Jabil Circuit, IncCeletronix International, LtdCeletronix International, Ltd.
20060526Apax Europe VI-A, L.PTommy Hilfiger CorporationTommy Hilfiger Corporation.
20060527JAKKS Pacific, IncGeoffrey R. GreenbergCreative Designs International, Ltd.
20060533LS Power Equity Partners, L.PDuke Energy CorporationCasco Bay Energy Company, LLC, Duke Bridgeport Energy, LLC, Duke Energy Arlington Valley, LLC, Duke Energy Mohave, LLC, Duke Energy Morro Bay, LLC, Duke Energy Moss Landing, LLC, Duke Energy Mulberry, LLC, Duke Energy Oakland, LLC, Duke Energy South Bay, LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/01/2006
20051001Comcast CorporationAdelphia Communications CorporationAdelphia Communications Corporation.
20051002Comcast CorporationTime Warner, IncCable Holdco Exchange III, LLC, Cable Holdco Exchange II, LLC, Cable Holdco Exchange I, LLC, Cable Holdco Exchange IV, LLC, Cable Holdco Exchange VI, LLC, Cable Holdco Exchange V, LLC, Cable Holdco III, LLC, Cable Holdco II, Inc., Cable Holdco Inc.
20051003Time Warner, IncComcast CorporationCAC Exchange I, LLC, CAC Exchange II, LLC, C AP Exchange I, LLC, C-Native Exchange III Trust, C-Native Exchange II Trust, C-Native Exchange I, LLC.
20051004Time Warner, IncAdelphia Communications Corporation, a debtor-in-possessionAdelphia Communications Corporation, a debtor-in-possession.
20060372Hasbro, IncMarvel Entertainment, IncMarvel Characters, Inc.
20060478Cintas CorporationVan Dyne-Crotty, IncVDC Dyne-Crotty, Inc., VDC Rental LLC.
20060481Allied Capital CorporationChemPro, IncChemPro, Inc.
20060493EQT IV No. 1 L.PDaimlerChrysler AGMTU Detroit Diesel UK Ltd., MTU Drive Shafts LLC, MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH, MTU South Africa (Pty.) Ltd.
20060496Quad-C Partners VI, L.PCFC International, IncCFC International, Inc.
20060506WestView Capital Partners, L.PMaurice J. CunniffeRadiac Abrasives, Inc.
20060509Bain Capital Integral Investors, LLCTexas Instruments IncorporatedTexas Instruments (Changzhou) Co., Ltd., Texas Instruments (China) Company Limited, Texas Instruments de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V., Texas Instruments Electronicos do Brasil Ltda., Texas Instruments Holland B.V., Texas Instruments Hong Kong Limited, Texas Instruments Italia S.p.A., Texas Instruments Japan Limited, Texas Instruments Korea Limited, Texas Instruments Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Texas Instruments Semiconductor Tech. (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
20060534Paul Tudor Jones IIPegasus Solutions, Inc.Pegasus Solutions, Inc.
20060535GGC Investments II (BVI), L.PDatastream Systems, IncDatastream Systems, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/02/2006
20060440Darling International IncNational By-Products, LLCNational By-Products, LLC.
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20060485Becton Dickinson and CompanyGeneOhm Sciences, IncGeneOhm Sciences, Inc.
20060517Calix Networks, IncOptical Solutions, IncOptical Solutions, Inc.
20060528Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, IncA4 Health Systems, IncA4 Health Systems, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/03/2006
20060470SES Global S.ANew Skies Satellites Holdings LtdNew Skies Satellites Holdings Ltd.
20060477Sprint Nextel CorporationNextel Partners, IncNextel Partners, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/06/2006
20060104Blackboard IncWebCT, IncWebCT, Inc.
20060536Chesapeake Energy CorporationMartex Drilling Company, L.L.PMartex Drilling Company, L.L.P.
20060537Aban Lloyd Chiles Offshore, LtdTransocean IncTransocean Holdings Inc.
20060538Ronald E. SilvaBeverly Enterprises, IncBeverly Enterprises, Inc.
20060546Dubai Holding LLCDoncasters Group LimitedDoncasters Group Limited.
20060549Trevor LloydRichard L. JacksonSurgical Information Systems, LLC.
20060558Deutsche Post AGSeapac, IncSeapac, Inc.
20060559Nautic Partners V, L.PFrederick J. Curtis, JrCurtis Industries Holdings, LLC, Curtis Industries, LLC.
20060571UniCredito Italiano SpAEmad A. ZirkryVanderbilt Capital Advisors, LLC.
20060582Berkshire Hathaway IncScottish Power plcPacifiCorp.
20060585NetLogic Microsystems, IncCypress Semiconductor CorporationLara Networks, Inc.
20060586Knight Capital Group, IncFX Investment SettlementHotspot FX, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/07/2006
20060543Arcelor S.ADofasco IncDofasco Inc.
20060547Koninklijke Philips Electronic N.VLifeline Systems, IncLifeline Systems, Inc.
20060572Community Health Systems, IncVictory Health ServicesVictory Ambulatory Services, Victory Care Centers, Victory Memorial Hospital, Vista Health—Saint Theresa Medical Center.
20060574Nautic Partners V, L.PH.I.G. Capital Partners III, L.PWRI Acquisition, Inc.
20060577The Home Depot, IncCox Lumber CoCox Lumber Co.
200605931947 Limited PartnershipRegis CorporationRegis Corporation.
TRANSACTION GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/08/2006
20060555Duquesne Light Holdings, IncPepco Holdings, IncAtlantic City Electric Company.
TRANSACTION GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/09/2006
20060483U.S. BancorpFirst Horizon National CorporationFirst Horizon Merchant Services, Inc, Global Card Services, Inc.
20060507UnitedHealth Group IncorporatedDeere & CompanyJohn Deere Health Care, Inc.
20060514Applera CorporationAmbion, IncAmbion, Inc.
20060560Health Management Associates, IncAscension HealthSt. Joseph Hospital, Augusta, Georgia, Inc, St. Joseph M.O.B., L.P., St. Joseph Ventures, Inc.
20060562The Black & Decker CorporationVector Products, IncVector Products, Inc.
20060576Community Health Systems, IncVia Christi Health System, IncVia Christi Oklahoma Regional Medical Center-Ponca City, Inc.
20060595Regis CorporationAlberto-Culver CompanySally Holdings, Inc.
TRANSACTION GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/10/2006
20060510Mr. Ralph EsmerianFred Leighton and Glorya LeightonFred Leighton, LLC, Fred Leighton, Ltd.
20060594Genworth Financial, IncRandall Ray BaskinAmerican Continental Insurance Company, Continental Insurances Service, Inc., Continental Life Insurance Company of Brentwood, Tennessee.
20060597Bain Capital Integral Investors, LLCBurlington Coat Factory Warehouse CorporationBurlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation.
20060599Natural Gas Partners VIII, L.PDuke Energy CorporationDuke Energy Field Services, L.P.
20060600Natural Gas Partners VIII, L.PConocoPhillipsDuke Energy Field Services, LP.
20060609Central Garden & Pet CompanyCharles B. DuffFarnam Companies, Inc., Farnam Realty, Inc.
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TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/14/2006
20060606Banco Santander Central Hispano, S.AWells Fargo & CompanyIsland Finance Puerto Rico, Inc., Island Finance Sales Finance Corporation, Island Insurance Corporation.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/15/2006
20060556Icahn Partners L.PTime Warner, Inc.Time Warner, Inc.
20060625Summit Ventures VI-A, L.PRichard A. ChaifetzConfidentialSource, Inc., Comprehensive Behavioral Services, Inc., Comprehensive Psychological Centers, P.C., ComPsych Employee Assistance Programs, Inc., ComPsych International, Inc., ComPsych Japan, Inc., ComPsych Management Corporation, ComPsych Preferred Provider Administrators, Inc., ComPsych TPA, Inc., FinancialPoint Corporation, FMLA Source, Inc., LawPoint Corporation, NBM, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/16/2006
20060615Tracy W. KrohnKerr Mc-Gee CorporationKerr Mc-Gee Oil & Gas (Shelf) LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/17/2006
20060565Dana CorporationDESC S.A. de C.VAutometales, S.A. de C.V., Cardanes, S.A. de C.V., Corporacion Inmobillaria de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., DirecSpicer, S.A. de C.V., Ejes Tractivos, S.A. de C.V., Engranes Conicos, S.A. de C.V., Forjas Spicer, S.A. de C.V., Spicer Servicios, S.A. de C.V.
20060618Sagittarius Brands, IncKevin & Patricia MoriartyKerry Foods International, Inc.
20060620Charlesbank Equity Fund VI, Limited PartnershipHomes Acres Building Supply CoHome Acres Building Supply Co.
20060626De Agostini S.p.AGTECH Holdings CorporationGTECH Holdings Corporation.
20060627F & H Acquisition CorpFox & Hound Restaurant GroupFox & Hound Restaurant Group.
20060636Black Bear Offshore Master Fund, L.PTelik, IncTelik, Inc.
20060648Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe X, L.PVerizon Communications, IncCaribe Information Investments Incorporated.
20060653Gary and Mary E. WestIntrado, IncIntrado, 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. 06-2116 Filed 3-6-06; 8:45 am]

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