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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.

Transactions Granted Early Termination, 05/01/2006-06/02/2006

Transaction No.AcquiringAcquiredEntities
20060903Macquarie Bank LimitedJimmy L. AllenAlabama River Parkway, LLC. Black Warrior Parkway, LLC. Emerald Mountain Expressway Bridge, LLC. Toll Operations, LLC.
20060980Wayzata Opportunities Fund, LLCAnchor Glass Container CorporationAnchor Glass Container Corporation.
20060992The Fourth Viscount of RothermereOCM/GFI Fund IGenscape, Inc.
20060993Audax Private Equity Fund II, L.PLinda Burdman FineCIBT Holdings, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination, 05/02/2006
20060977Danaher CorporationSybron Dental Specialties IncSybron Dental Specialties Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination, 05/04/2006
20060973Amdocs LimitedQpass IncQpass Inc.
20061005Square Holdings S.A.Mr. Hein DeprezDe Weide Bilk N.V.
Transactions Granted Early Termination, 05/08/2006
20060697Coherent, IncExcel Technology, IncExcel Technology, Inc.
20060932Mitchell JacobsonKennametal IncJ&L America, Inc.
20060961American Capital Strategies, LtdAvery Weigh-Tronix Holdings, IncAvery Weight-Tronix Holdings Limited.
20060969Audax Private Equity Fund II, L.PThe Michael R. Shaughnessy Living Trust dtd August 31, 2000The ColorMatrix Corporation.
20060970Audax Private Equity Fund II, L.PThe John C. Haugh Living Trust dated Augst 18, 2000The ColorMatrix Corporation.
20060983TCV IV, L.PRedback Networks IncRedback Networks Inc.
20061000Level 3 Communications, IncMCCC ICG Holdings, LLCICG Communications, Inc.
20061003Forstmann Little & Co. Equity Partnership VII, L.PElyse N. KrollENK Productions, Ltd.
20061010EQT IV No. 1 LPCompass Group PLCCompass Group PLC.
20061016Apache CorporationBP p.l.cBP America Production Company.
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20061019Oracle CorporationPortal Software, IncPortal Software, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination, 05/09/2006
20061024The Bank of New York Company, IncJPMorgan Chase & CoJ.P. Morgan Trust Australia Limited.
Transactions Granted by Early Termination, 05/10/2006
20060759KLA—Tencor CorporationADE Corporation.ADE Corporation. Corus Aluminium Corp. Corus Aluminium GmbH. Corus Aluminium Inc. Corus Aluminium NV. Corus Aluminium Rolled Products BV. Corus Hylite BV. Corus LP. Hoogovens Aluminium Europe Inc.
20061038Sprint Nextel CorporationUbiquiTel IncUbiquiTel Inc.
Transactions Granted by Early Termination, 05/11/2006
20061015Pfizer IncRinat Neuroscience CorpRinat Neuroscience Corp.
Transactions Granted by Early Termination, 05/12/2006
20060971Activision IncorporatedRed Octane, IncRed Octane, Inc.
20060979BDCM Opportunity Fund, L.PBayou Steel CorporationBayou Steel Corporation.
20060996E.C. Barton & Company Employee Stock Ownership TrustJELD-WEN HOLDING, incJELD-WEN, inc.
20061042Senior Care Real Estate Investment TrustLillian Trust, c/o RBC Trustees (Guernsey) LimitedBalanced Care Corporation PC (MT) Holdco, Inc. United Rehab MLC Holding, LLC.
20061045AMVESCAP PLCPowerShares Capital Management LLCPowerShares Capital Management LLC.
20061070FIF III Liberty Holdings LLCHeritage Fund III, L.PEnterprise NewsMedia Holding, LLC Heritage Partners Media, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination, 05/15/2006
20060926Highfields Capital LtdPioneer Natural Resources CompanyPioneer Natural Resources Company.
20060928Highfields Capital II LPPioneer Natural Resources CompanyPioneer Natural Resources Company.
20060988UBS AGPiper Jaffray CompaniesPiper Jaffray & Co.
20060989FPI Holding CorporationAmerican Capital Strategies, LtdFruit Patch Sales LLC.
20061051Wachovia CorporationAmeriprise Financial, IncAmeriprise Trust Company.
20061058Joseph C. GrendysSylvest Farms, Inc.Sylvest Farms, Inc. Sylvest Farms Management Services, Inc. Sylvest Foods Corporation.
20061066Applied Materials, Inc.Applied Films CorporationApplied Films Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination, 05/16/2006
20060960Antonia JohnsonWilliam C. PriorKinetico Incorporated.
20060975Office Depot, Inc.New AOS Acquisition CorpNew AOS Acquisition Corp.
20061007Covance Inc.Radiant Research IncRadiant Research Inc.
20061054Green Mountain coffee Roasters, IncMemorial Drive TrustKeurig, Incorporated.
Transactions Granted Early Termination, 05/17/2006
20061046Macquarie Infrastructure Company TrustCapStreet II, L.PTrajen Holdings, Inc.
20061050Societe Lorraine de Participations Siderurgiques SLPS, S.ACarl DeutschDeutsch Engineering Connecting Devices.
20061068Lightyear Fund II, L.PWhite Mountains Insurance Group, LtdSirius America Insurance Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination, 05/18/2006
20061067International Power plcSempra EnergyColeto Creek Power, LP.
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20061095Lake Capital Partners II LPJeff HagginHaggin Marketing, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination, 05/22/2006
20051684Precision Castparts CorpSpecial Metals CorporationSpecial Metals Corporation.
20061001ICAP PlcEBS Group LimitedEBS Group Limited.
20061041K+S AktiengesellschaftProspecta Minera LtdaSociedad Punta del Lobos S.A.
20061056StanCorp Financial Group, Inc.Invesmart, IncInvesmart, Inc.
20061069TCV IV, L.P.Netflix, IncNetflix, Inc.
20061071H.I.G. Bayside Opportunity Fund, L.PEYAS International, IncEasy Gardener Products, Ltd Weatherly Consumer Products Group, Inc. Weatherly Consumer Products , Inc.
20061072Weston Presidio V, L.PCharterhouse Equity Partners III, L.PCellu Paper Holdings, Inc.
20061074FPC Holdings, IncAurora Equity Partners II, L.PFleetPride Corporation.
20061075JDA Software Group, IncManugistics Group, IncManugistics Group, Inc.
20061076Zensho Co., LtdCatalina Restaurant Group IncCatalina Restaurant Group Inc.
20061077Wizard Parent LLCNetlQ CorporationNetlQ Corporation.
20061081Citigroup IncWestern Dental Services, IncWestern Dental Services, Inc.
20061084FIF III Liberty Holdings LLCMVVT, LLCCP Media, Inc.
20061087Mead Westvaco CorporationCompagnie de Saint-GobainSaint-Gobain Calmar Brasil Ltda. Saint-Gobain Calmar, Inc. Saint-Gobain Calmar Microspray S.r.l. Saint-Gobain Calmar, S.A. Saint-Gobain Calmar Corporation Saint-Gobain Delaware Corporation Saint-Gobain Desjonqueres North America, Inc. Saint-Gobain Kipfenberg GmbH Saint-Gobain La Granja S.A. Saint-Gobain Sekurit Mexico S.A. de C.V. Saint-Gobain Vetri S.p.A. Saint-Gobain Vidros S.A.
20061090Area Corporate Opportunities Fund II, L.PAspen Dental Management, IncAspen Dental Management, Inc.
20061093Devon Energy CorporationTrevor D. Rees-JonesChief Holdings LLC
20061094GTCR Fund VIII, L.POlympus Growth Fund III, L.PGLL Holdinghs, Inc.
20061098Merrill Lynch & Co., IncPODS, IncPODS, Inc.
20061105NewcoMars, IncorporatedMars, Incorporated.
Transaction Granted Early Termination, 05/23/2006
20061049Reynolds American IncAsworth CorporationNew Asworth Corporation.
20061099Mrs, IncorporatedDoane Pet Care Enterprise, IncDoane Pet Care Enterprises, Inc.
20061103Pan Fish ASANutreco Holding N.V.Marine Harvest N.V.
Transaction Granted Early Termination, 05/24/2006
20060896L-3 Communications Holdings IncParthenon Investors, L.PSSG Precision Optronics, Inc.
20061014Hologic, IncR2 Technology, IncR2 Technology, Inc.
20061107Bourns, IncDavid S. BaumSSI Technologies, Inc.
Transaction Granted Early Termination, 05/26/2006
20061035Millipore CorporationSerologicals CorporationSerologicals Corporation.
20061108Avocent CorporationLANDesk Group LimitedLANDesk Group Limited.
20061109NICE-Systems Ltd.TekelecIEX Corporation.
20061111United Site Services Holdings, IncOdyssey. Investment Partners Fund, L.PUnited Site Services, Inc.
20061112Harbinger Capital Partners Offshore Fund 1, Ltd.WCI Steel, IncWCI Steel, Inc.
20061114Continental AGMotorola, IncMotorola. (China) Electronics Ltd. Motorola GmbH Motorola Ltd. Motorola S.A.S.
20061115Berkshire Hathaway IncWertheimer Company Ltd.IMC International Metalworking Companies R.V.
20061119Castle Harlan Partners IV, L.PWillis Stein & Partners III, L.PBaker & Taylor Acquisition Corp.
20061121Lerner Enterprises, LLCBaseball Expos, L.PBaseball Expos, L.P.
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20061123Linden Capital Partners LPThe Children's Memorial Medical CenterFocused Health Solutions Holdings, Inc.
20061128GS Capital Partners V, L.PJ. Douglas WilliamsiHealth Technologies, Inc.
20061138The Hearst Family TrustJeffrey H. SmulyanEmmis Television Broadcasting, L.P.
20061140NF Acquisition CorporationOlympus Growth Fund III, L.PStaffco Holdings, Inc.
20061142Thomas H. Lee Equity Fund VI, L.PMidwest Renewables LCHawkeye Intermediate, LLC.
20061144Mellon Financial CorporationDr. Walter Grant ScotWalter Scott & Partners Limited.
20061145OnLine Resources CorporationPrinceton eCom CorporationPrinceton eCom Corporation.
Transaction Granted Early Termination, 05/30/2006
20061013Trian Star TrustWendy's International, IncWendy's International, Inc.
20061053Cardinal Health, IncThe F. Dohmen Co.Anoka LLC Dohmen Distribution Partners Dohmen Distribution Partners Southeast L.L.C.
20061092Iconix Brand Group, IncMossimo GiannulliMossimo Inc.
20061101Crosstex Energy, IncTrevor D. Rees-JonesChief Midstream Holdings LLC.
20061152U.S. TelePacific Holdings Corp.Mpower Holding CorporationMpower Holding Corporation.
Transaction Granted Early Termination, 05/31/2006
20061146CHS Private Equity V LPHome Acres Building Supply Co.Home Acres Building Supply Co.
Transaction Granted Early Termination, 06/01/2006
20060573GATX CorporationOglebay Norton CompanyOlglebay Norton Marine Services Company, LLC.
20061064Merck & Co., IncGlycoFi, IncGlycoFi, Inc.
Transaction Granted Early Termination, 06/02/2006
20061124Tom L. WardN. Malone Mitchell, 3rdRiata Energy, Inc.
20061125Level 3 Communications, IncTelCove, IncTelCove, Inc.
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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. 06-5392 Filed 6-13-06; 8:45 am]