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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—02/21/2006
20060637SI International, Inc.Donald E. Reed and Barbara M. ReedZen Technology, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/22/2006
20060512BBA Group PLCTeresa AllredOntic Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc.
20060596Stork N.VRay Theodore Townsend, JrTownsend Engineering Company.
20060607Ventiv Health, IncAdheris, IncAdheris, Inc.
20060610Carlyle Venture Partners II, L.PBrazos Equity Fund, L.PComark Building Systems, Inc.
20060621H.B. Fuller CompanyWilliam J. KyteChicago Adhesive Products Co., Roanoke Companies Group, Inc.
20060630AmeriCredit CorpBay View Capital CorporationBay View Acceptance Corporation.
20060641Permira Europe III L.P. 2Bear Stearns Merchant Banking Partners II, L.PAearo Technologies Inc.
20060642Warburg Pincus Private Equity X, L.PJLL Partners Fund II, L.PJLL Building Products, LLC.
20060652Carlyle Europe Partners II, L.PWater Pik Technologies, IncWater Pik Technologies Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/23/2006
20060544Panolam Holding CoNevamar Holdco, LLCNevamar Holdco, LLC.
20060603Crunch Equity Holding, LLCHenkel KGaAThe Dial Corporation.
20060614Grifols, S,AMichael H. Stough and Barbara O. StoughPlasmacare, Inc.
20060638Canfor CorporationNew South Companies, IncNew South Companies, Inc.
20060650TETRA Technologies, IncJulie R. Rodriguez and Roger RodriguezEpic Divers, Inc.; Epic Marine, LLC; Epic Oilfield Services LLC; Seahorse Services, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/27/2006
20060575HIP Foundation, IncGroup Health IncorporatedGroup Health Incorporated.
20060584Deutsche Post AGWilliams Lea Group LimitedWilliams Lea Group Limited.
20060598Goldman Sachs Group, IncSanyo Electric Co., LtdSanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
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20060623MMI Investments, L.PANDRX CorporationANDRX Corporation.
20060624MMI Investments, L.PDendrite Internation, IncDendrite International, Inc.
20060657Kanbay International, IncAdjoined Consulting, IncAdjoined Consulting, Inc.
20060658ValueAct Capital Master Fund, L.PSeitel, IncSeitel, Inc.
20060660Bain Capital Fund VIII, L.PTexas 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.
20060661Nuance Communications, IncDictaphone CorporationDictaphone Corporation.
20060664Partners LimitedMaple Timber Acquisition LLCRumford Falls Power Company
20060669GTCR Fund VIII, L.PAutomatic Data Processing, IncADP Claims Services Group, Inc.; ADP Hollander, Inc.; ADP Integrated Medical Solutions, Inc. c/o Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/02/2006
20060654Toppoly Optoelectronics CorpKoninklijke Phillips Electronics N.VTPO Hong Kong Holding Ltd.
20060672Carlyle Venture Partners II, L.PVision Research, IncVision Research, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/03/2006
20060628Emerson Electric CoArtesyn Technologies, IncArtesyn Technologies, Inc.
20060639American Capital Strategies, LtdAAMCO Transmissions, IncAAMCO Transmissions, Inc.
20060649Time Warner IncThe CW NetworkThe CW Network.
20060663Sumner RedstoneThe CW NetworkThe CW Network.
20060679BASF CorporationAir Products and Chemicals, IncAir Products and Chemicals, Inc.
20060683Marvell Technology Group LtdBali Investments S.a.r.lAvago Technologies Imaging IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.; Avago Technologies Imaging (U.S.A.) Inc.; Avago Technologies India Private Limited.
20060687Lagardere SCATime Warner InciPublish Inc.; Little, Brown and Company (Inc.); Publisher's Advertising LLC; Time Warner Book Group Inc.; TWBG Holdings Inc.; Warner Books, Inc.
20060688Kenneth D. Peterson, JrChoice One Communications IncChoice One Communications Inc.
20060692Wolseley picRichard S. Jackson, IIK & A Lumber Company, Inc.
20060693Wolseley picRichard S. Jackson, IIIK & A Lumber Company, Inc.
20060695ArcLight Energy Partners Fund II, L.PFirstEnergy CorpMYR Group, Inc.
20060703Carlyl Partners IV, L.PDonald RubinMultiPlan, Inc.
20060705Darwin Deason, c/o Affiliated Computer Services, IncAffiliated Computer Services, IncAffiliated Computer Services, Inc.
20060709Protective Life CorporationJP Morgan Chase & CoChase Insurance Direct, Inc.; Chase Insurance Life & Annuity Company; Chase Life & Annuity Company; Chase Life & Annuity Company of New York; Investors Brokerage Services, Inc.; PMG Asset Management, Inc.; PMG Securities Corporation.
20060717MarineMax, IncSurfside 3 Marina, IncSurfside 3 Marina, Inc.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sanda 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. 06-2474 Filed 3-14-06; 8:45 am]

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