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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 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.Start Printed Page 24712

Trans. No.AcquiringAcquiredEntities
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/27/2006
20060740NCI Building Systems, IncMichael E. Heisley, SrRobertson-Ceco II Corporation.
20060753HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz AlsaudFairmont Hotels & Resorts, IncFairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc.
20060754Colony Investors VII, L.PFairmont Hotels & Resorts, IncFairmont Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
20060762News CorporationTime Warner IncTurner Regional Entertainment Network, Inc.
20060765ASP IV Alternative Investments, L.PKatharine Rawling and John RawlingRobertson Aviation, LLC.
20060766ASP IV Alternative Investments, L.PS. Harry RobertsonRobertson Aviation, LLC.
20060767ASP IV Alternative Investments, L.PNancy Jean RobertsonRobertson Aviation, LLC.
20060770Fidelity Investors III Limited PartnershipFMR CorpPro-Build Holdings Inc.
20060771FILP Capital Reserves Limited PartnershipFMR CorpPro-Build Holdings Inc., The Strober Organization, Inc.
20060780FRX Onshore, L.PCharles J. PackardIndustrial Power Generating Corporation.
20060801Apollo Investment Fund V, L.PSOURCECORP, IncorporatedSOURCECORP, Incorporated.
20060813Air Products and Chemicals, IncTomah Holdings, IncTomah Holding, Inc.
20060818Merrill Lynch & Co., IncMr. O. Gene BicknellNPC International, Inc.
20060824Rentech, IncAgrium IncRoyster-Clark Nitrogen, Inc.
20060827Sterling BancorpRandstad Holding nvPL Services, L.P.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/28/2006
20060728Community Health System, IncBaptist Health System, IncBaptist Health Centers, Inc.
20060817The Hearst Family TrustMarc Ladreit de LacharriereFimalac, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/29/2006
20060751Kerry Group PlcAmpersand 1999 Limited PartnershipNuvex Ingredients, Inc.
20060840Asurion CorporationGlen and Joan HammerWarranty Corporation of America.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/30/2006
20050976Fresenius AGRenal Care Group, IncRenal Care Group, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/31/2006
20060802Microsoft CorporationVexcel CorporationVexcel Corporation.
20060825Citadel Broadcasting CorporationABC Chicago FM Radio, IncABC Chicago FM Radio, Inc.
20060826Sun Capital Partners IV, L.PThe Lubrizol CorporationLubrizol Foam Control Additives, Inc., Noveon Hilton Davis, Inc., Noveon, Inc., Noveon IP Holdings Corp., Noveon Kalama, Inc., Noveon Textile Chemicals, Inc.
20060837General Electric CompanyiVillage InciVillage Inc.
20060838AerCap Holdings C.VRobert NicholsAeroTurbine, Inc.
20060839Aercap Holdings C.VNicolas Finazzo and Rose Ann FinazzoAeroTurbine, Inc.
20060841Nautic Partners V, L.PFrontenac VII Limited Partnership101communications LLC.
20060843Cendant CorporationBRE/LQJV L.L.CBaymont Franchising LLC, Baymont Licensing Corporation, c/o LQ Management LLC, Lodge Holdco II LLC.
20060851Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners V, L.PHicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Equity Fund III, L.PActivant Solutions Holdings, Inc.
20060857Seaport Capital Partners III AIV, L.PAquila, IncEverest Connections, LLC, Everest Holdings III, LLC, Everest Holdings I, LLC, Everest I Leasing & Financing LLC.
20060858Diamond Castle Partners IV, L.PHoldings, IncHoldings, Inc.
20060861EM Acquisition CorporationEducation Management CorporationEducation Management Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/04/2006
20060670Societe Lorraine de Participations Siderurgiques SLPS, S.ALBO France Gestion SASMateris Holding Luxembourg S.A.
20060789JPM ChaseKohl's CorporationKohl's Corporation, Kohl's Department Stores, Inc.
20060815Inversiones Argos S.AAudax Private Equity fund, L.PRMCC Group, Inc.
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Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/05/2006
20060814Macquarie Infrastructure Company Trustk1 Ventures LimitedK-1 HGC Investment, L.L.C.
20060820HSBC Holdings plcAmerican Securities Partners III, L.PASP Unifrax Inc.
20060862R.R. Donnelley & Sons CompanyOffice Tiger Holdings, IncOffice Tiger Holdings, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/07/2006
20060812M. Brooks SmithPRE Holdings, IncECM Holdings, LLC, ITC Financial Licenses, Inc., ITC Financial Services, LLC, PRE Solutions, de Puerto Rico, Inc., PRE Solutions, Inc., Telecom International Services, Inc.
20060856American International Group, IncJohn M. and Patricia D. Noel, husband and wifeTravel, Guard Group, Inc.
20060872Vestar Capital Partners V, L.PMadison Dearborn Capital Partners III, L.PNational Mentor Holdings, Inc.
20060873Valcon Acquisition Holding (Luxembourg) S.a.r.lVNU N.VVNU N.V.
20060876TA X L.POld Mutual plceSecLending, Inc.
20060893Iconix Brand Group, IncTack Fat Group International LimitedMudd (USA) LLC.
20060897Nucor CorporationConnecticut Steel Holding Corporation.Connecticut Steel Corporation, Connecticut Steel Leasing Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/11/2006
20060834Franklin Electric Co., IncTecumseh Products CompanyLittle Giant Pump Company.
20060878HSBC Holdings plcBoscov's, IncBoscov's Department Store, LLC, Boscov's Receivables Finance Corp.
20060881Endeavour Capital Fund IV, L.PSan Francisco Sausage Company, IncSan Francisco Sausage Company, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/12/2006
20060867Trian Star TrustH.J. Heinz CompanyH.J. Heinz Company.
20060868Trian SPV I, L.PH.J. Heinz CompanyH.J. Heinz Company.
20060869Castlerigg International LimitedH.J. Heinz CompanyH.J. Heinz Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/13/2006
20060853Fisher Scientific International IncBehrman Capital III, L.PADI Holding Company, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/14/2006
20060877Warner Music Group CorpJPMorgan Chase & CoRyko Corporation.
20060885TowerBrook Investors II, L.PNancy W. Laurie and William J. LaurieKiel Center Partners, L.P. Kiel Center Redevelopment Corporation, St. Louis Blues Hockey Club Enterprises Company, St. Louis Blues Hockey Club, L.P.
20060905Hiland Partners, L.POGE Energy CorpEnogex Gas Gathering, LLC.
20060908Francisco Partners, L.P.Viasystems Group, IncWire Harness Industries, Inc.
20060909Services Acquisition Corp. InternationalJamba Juice CompanyJamba Juice Company.
20060912Pitney Bowes, IncJay McNallyIbis Consulting, Inc.
20060917Investec plcMidwest Grain Processors CooperativeMidwest Grain Processors, LLC.
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20060924Pilot Group L.PRaycom Media, IncCosmos Broadcasting Corporation, KTVO License Subsidiary LLC, KTVO LLC, KXRM/KXTU License Subsidiary, LLC, KXRM/KXTU, LLC, LibCo, Inc., Raycom Holdings LLC, Raycom TV Broadcasting, Inc., WACH License Subsidiary LLC, WACH LLC, WFXL License Subsidiary, LLC, WFXL, LLC, WLUC License Subsidiary, LLC, WLUC, LLC, WNWO License Subsidiary, LLC, WNWO, LLC, WPBN/WTOM, LLC, WSTM License Subsidiary, LLC, WSTM, LLC.
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Sandra M. Peay, Contract 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. 06-3932 Filed 4-25-06; 8:45 am]