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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 16784or 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—03/06/2006
20060678The Weinstein Company Holdings LLCGenius Products, IncGenius Products, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/07/2006
20060655J.R. Hyde, IIIGTx, IncGTx, Inc.
20060684Merck & Co., IncNeuromed Technologies, IncNeuromed Technologies, Inc.
20060711Marubeni CorporationPioneer Natural Resources CompanyPioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/08/2006
20060656JANA Offshore Partners, LtdThe Houston Exploration CompanyThe Houston Exploration Company.
20060700Business Objects S.AFirstlogic, IncFirstlogic, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/08/2006
20060677Tandberg Television ASASkyStream Networks IncSkyStream Networks Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/13/2006
20060667Whitney V, L.PThomas FaheyUniversal Holdings, Inc.
20060671Commerzbank AktiengesellschaftEurohypo AktiengesellschaftEurohypo Aktiengesellschaft.
20060714Cemex, S.A. de C.VGeneral Electric CompanyFull Service Leasing Corp.
General Electric Capital Corporation.
SGE (New York) Associates II.
20060720Terumo CorporationMicroVention, IncMicroVention, Inc.
20060722ALLTEL CorporationSouthern Illinois Cellular CorpSouthern Illinois Cellular Corp.
20060723TriGenesys, IncHuman Genome Sciences, Inc.Human Genome Sciences, Inc.
20060726Borland Software CorporationSegue Software, IncSegue Software, Inc.
20060735David D. SmithKenneth A. HallCenter Ford, Inc.
Hall Auto World, Inc.
Jefferson Imports, Inc.
KAH Imports, Inc.
Peninsula Imports, Inc.
State Line Imports, Inc.
Tidewater Imports, Inc.
20060742Carlyle Partners IV, L.PJohn Maneely CompanyJohn Maneely Company.
20060746ArcLight Energy Partners Fund II, L.PArcLight Energy Partners Fund II, L.PMagnum Coal Company.
20060749Hub International LimitedThe Royal Bank of Scotland Group plcBrewer & Lord LLC.
Citizens Clair Insurance Agency, LLC.
The Feitelberg Company LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/14/2006
20060666Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, IncRounTable Healthcare Partners, L.PAmerican Medical Instruments Holdings, Inc.
20060682Cal Dive International, IncRemington Oil and Gas CorporationRemington Oil and Gas Corporation.
20060727Great River EnergyUnited Power AssociationUnited Power Association.
20060732Black Box CorporationTom T. GoresNextiraOne California, L.P.
NextiraOne Federal, LLC.
NextiraOne, LLC.
NextiraOne New York, LLC.
20060733PNM Resources, IncSempra EnergyTwin Oaks Power III, LP.
Twin Oaks Power, LP
20060743CDX Acquisition Company LLCMonty H. Rial Revocable TrustCDX Holdings, LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/15/2006
20060736CK Life Sciences Int'l., (Holdings) IncVitaquest International Holdings LLCVitaquest International Holdings LLC.
20060750AEA Investors Small Business Fund LPWilliam E. O'ConnorP.P.C. Industries.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/16/2006
20060707Moog IncM. Michael Parsee and Afsaneh AstaniCurlin Healthcare Products, Inc.
Curlin Medical, LLC.
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Curlin Technology, LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/17/2006
20060710Lucent Technologies IncRiverstone Networks, IncRiverstone Networks, Inc.
20060715Arysta LifeScience CorporationBASF AGMicro Flo Company LLC.
20060738FMR CorpWolohan Lumber CoWolohan Lumber Co.
20060744TreeHouse Foods, IncDel Monte CorporationDel Monte Corporation.
20060752General Electric CompanyThe Goldman Sachs Group, IncEast Cost Power LLC.
20060756Lubar Equity Fund, LLCDavid G. NelsonRockland Industrial Products, LLC.
20060761Green Equity Investors IV, L.PThe Sports Authority, IncThe Sports Authority, Inc.
20060763TA IX L.PWilliam D. OatesGlobal 360, Inc.
20060764Kikkoman CorporationCountry Life, LLCCountry Life, LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/20/2006
20060675LGB ENV LLCDuratek, IncDuratek, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/21/2006
20060610Onex Partners LPBAE Systems PLCBAE Systems (Operations) Limited.
20060689Edward G. BurrWaste Management, IncUSA Waste of California, Inc.
Waste Management of California, Inc.
Western Waste Industries.
20060729General Electric CompanyJohn Gerngross and Susan GerngrossCondor Engineering.
20060730FANUC LTDJohn Gerngross and Susan GerngrossCondor Engineering.
20060741Ball CorporationAlcan IncAlcan Inc.
20060773KIPB Group Holdings, LLCPackaging Dynamics CorporationPackaging Dynamics Corporation.
20060779Compass Group PLCLevy Restaurant Limited PartnershipLevy Restaurant Limited Partnership.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/22/2006
20060716Telelogic ABI-Logic IncI-Logic Inc.
20060786Advantage Sales and Marketing Holdings, LLCAllied Capital CorporationAdvantage Sales & Marketing Inc.
20060800Fujitsu LimitedRapidigm, IncRapidigm, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/23/2006
20060681Viisage Technology, IncIdentix IncorporatedIdentix Incorporated.
20060696Cadence Pharmaceuticals, IncBristol-Myers Squibb CompanyBristol-Myers Squibb Company.
20060737Mohawk Industries, IncPropex Fabrics Holdings, IncPropex Fabrics Holdings Inc.
20060782Humana, IncCHA Service CompanyCHA HMC, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—03/24/2006
20060691Constellation Energy Group, IncFPL Group, IncFPL Group, Inc.
20060757InterMedia Partners VII, L.PThomas Nelson, IncThomas Nelson, Inc.
20060772ARAMARK CorporationSeamlessWeb Professional Solutions, IncSeamlessWeb Professional Solutions, Inc.
20060795American Capital Strategies, LtdTrey D. CookInnova Holdings, Inc.
20060796Merrill Lynch & Co., IncThe PNC Financial Services Group, IncBlackRock, Inc.
20060797The PNC Financial Services Group, IncMerrill Lynch & Co., IncMLIM.
20060805Retirement Residences REITBrandywine Senior Care, IncBey Lea Nursing Home, Inc.
Laurelton Nursing Home, Inc.
Linwood Nursing Home LLC.
MeadowView East Geriatric.
Meadowview Geriatrics, Inc.
Neptune Nursing Home L.L.C.
Premier Therapy Services L.L.C.
Somerset Nursing Home L.L.C.
20060806Gryphon Partners II, L.PThe Huron Fund LPDelta Educational Systems, Inc.
20060809The Home Depot, IncW. Grant Williams, IIIHome Decorators Collection, 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. 06-3213 Filed 4-3-06; 8:45 am]

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