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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, 25 U.S.C. 18a, as added by Title II of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement 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—08/14/2006
20061432Valassis Communications, IncADVO, IncADVO, Inc.
20061492Westerra Credit UnionGateway Credit UnionGateway Credit Union.
20061508Motient CorporationSkyTerra Communications, IncSkyTerra Communications, Inc.
20061512CSM nvSam L. Stolbun and Alana R. Spiwak (Spouses)CGI Desserts, Inc.
20061514Thoma Cressey Fund VII, L.PExcelligence Learning CorporationExcelligence Learning Corporation
20061516Dennis MehielLINPAC Group LimitedLINPAC America Inc., LINPAC Inc., PICNAL Acquisition Inc.
20061520J.P. Morgan Chase & CoNCO Group, IncNCO Group, Inc.
20061521Genworth Financial, IncAssetMark Investment Services, IncAssetMark Investment Service, Inc.
20061523Paul Tudor Jones IIFirst Avenue Networks, IncFirst Avenue Networks, Inc.
20061525AXA S.ACredit Suisse GroupWinterthur Schweizerische, Versicherungs-Gesellschaft
20061535Silver Lake Partners II, L.PIPC Acquisition CorpIPC Acquisition Corp.
20061536Sunoco Logistics Partners L.PSunoco, IncSunoco, Inc.
20061537GGC Investment Fund II, L.PSymphony Technology Fund II-A, L.PGERS Holdings, Inc.
20061542Applied Micro Circuits CorporationQuake Technologies, IncQuake Technologies, Inc.
20061544Brachem Acquisition SCABrenntag-Interfer (BC) SCABrenntag Investor Holding GmbH.
20061547Robert G. Burton, SrCenveo, IncCenveo, Inc.
20061549Parthenon Investors III, LPWilliam Blair Capital Partners VII QP, L.PPRIMIS Marketing Group, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/15/2006
20061456Owens & Minor, IncMcKesson CorporationMcKesson Medical Surgical Inc.
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20061538Honda Motor Co., LtdXM Satellite Radio Holdings, IncXM Satellite Radio Holdings, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/16/2006
20061541Inverness Partners II L.PThe Hartford Financial Services Group, IncOmni Insurance Group, Inc.
20061551Eyk Van OtterlooScott M. SpanglerChemonics International, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/17/2006
20061454Umbrella Holdings, LLCA. Jerrold PerenchioUnivision Communications, Inc.
20061522American International Group, IncAdvanced Disposal Services, IncAdvanced Disposal Services, Inc.
20061585Boyd Gaming CorporationStephen F. SnyderSummersport Enterprises, LLP, The Aragon Group, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/18/2006
20061513CHC IncUS BioEnergy CorporationUS BioEnergy Corporation.
20061552Hercules Holding II, LLCHCA, IncHCA Inc.
20061560Motorola, IncBroadbus Technologies, IncBroadbus Technologies, Inc.
20061563Wolters Kluwer nvUnited Communications Group, LPATX II LLC
20061570Viceroy Acquisition CorporationEastman Chemical CompanyEastman SE, Inc.
20061573Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners V, L.PJay AlixAlixPartners, LLP
20061577Schurz Communications, INcMedia General, IncCBS Affiliate KWCH (Hutchinson, Kansas), CBS Satellite KBSD (Ensign, Kansas), CBS Satellite KBSH (Hays, Kansas), CBS Satellite KBSL (Goodland, Kansas)
20061578ConvergEx Holdings, LLCEze Castle Software, IncEze Castle Software, Inc.
20061579Grupo Modelo, S.A. de C.VCrown Imports LLCCrown Imports LLC
20061582ConvergEx Holdings, LLCThe Bank of New York Company, IncB-Trade Services LLC; G-Trade Services Ltd.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/21/2006
20061472Primedix Health Systems, IncRadiologix, IncRadiologix, Inc.
20061586SAS Rue La BoétieGarry B. CrowderUrsa Capital LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/22/2006
20061526Marvell Technology Group LtdIntel CorporationIntel Corporation.
20061581ABRY Partners IV, L.PGordon Gray 1956 Living TrustG Force, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/25/2006
20061555Sageview Capital Master, LtdInvitrogen CorporationInvitrogen Corporation.
20061556Orthofix International N.VBlackstone Medical, IncBlackstone Medical, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/28/2006
20061545Airgas, IncAmerican Capital Strategies, LtdAeriform Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/29/2006
20061558Columbia Capital Equity Partners III (QP), L.PSkyTerra Communications, IncSkyTerra Communications, Inc.
20061596HCC Insurance Holdings, IncAllianz AktiengesellschaftAllianz Life Insurance Company of North America.
20061598GGC Investment Fund II, L.PJonathan B. EagerCCS Holdings, LLC.
20061599International Business Machines CorporationMRO Software, IncMRO Software, Inc.
20061600Time Warner IncJames Monroe IIIXspedius Communications, LLC.
20061601Kaslion, a to-be-formed Luxembourg Phillips Electronics N.VPhillips Semiconductors International B.V.
20061604Lion Capital Fund I, L.PKettle Foods Holdings, IncKettle Foods Holdings, Inc.
20061605TA X L.PProfessional Warranty Services CorporationProfessional Warranty Services Corporation.
20061606U.S. BancorpSunTrust Banks, IncSunTrust Bank.
20061608Lenard LibermanEntravision Communications CorporationEntravision Holdings, LLC, Entravision-Texas Limited Partnership.
20061610Cortina Systems, IncIntel CorporationIntel Corporation.
20061612Crown Castle International CorpFirst Avenue Networks, IncFirst Avenue Networks, Inc.
20061613Mattel, IncRadice Games LimitedRadice Games Limited.
20061621Kelso InvestmentAssociates VII, L.PRenfro CorporationRenfro Corporation.
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20061625New Mountain Partners II, L.PConnextions, IncConnextions, Inc.
20061626Oak Investment Partners XI, L.PAirspan Networks IncAirspan Networks Inc.
20061627ABRY Partners V, L.PCast & Crew Payroll, IncBTL Payments, LLC, B-T-L Payrolls, LLC, BTL/WD Studio Products, LLC, Cast & Crew Associated Payroll, LLC, Cast & Crew BV Payroll, LLC, Cast & Crew Cable Payroll, LLC, Cast & Crew Capital, Inc., Cast & Crew/Cinehub, LLC, Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, Inc., Cast & Crew Film Services, LLC, Cast & Crew Production Payroll, LLC, Cast & Crew Production Services, LLC, Cast & Crew Studio Payroll LLC, Cast & Crew Talent Services, LLC, Cast & Crew WD Payroll, LLC, Cast & Crew WD Studio Payroll, LLC, C&C-DTV Payroll, LLC, C&C-DTV Production Payroll, LLC, C&C-WD Film Payroll, LLC, C&C WD Film Services, LLC, C&C-WD Studio Productions, LLC, C.D. Payroll, LLC.
20061630Small Smiles Holding Company, IncFORBA, LLCFORBA NY, LLC.
20061634Bain Capital Fund IX, L.PTrevor LloydYellowstone Holding Company.
20061636SFK Pulp FundAFR Holdco, IncAmerican Fiber International of New York, Inc., American Fiber Resources LLC, Great Lakes Pulp Company, Pulp & Paper Holdco, Inc.
20061638Bank of America CorporationAllegacy Federal Credit UnionFIA Card Services, N.A.
20061643Vector Capital III, L.PWatchGuard Technologies, IncWatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/30/2006
20061565ValueAct Capital Master Fund, L.PMDS, IncMDS, Inc.
20061632EPCOR Power L.PASP III Alternative Investments, L.PPrimary Energy Ventures LLC.
20061650Nokia CorporationLoudeye CorpLoudeye Corp.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/31/2006
20061511Greif, IncRiverside XII Holding Company (Delta) L.PDelta Petroleum Company, Inc.
20061562Novartis AGMomenta Pharmaceuticals, IncMomenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20061568ProQuest CompanyTrevor LloydDealer Computer Services, Inc.
20061592A.M. Castle & CoH.I.G. Transtar, IncTranstar Intermediate Holdings #2, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/01/2006
20061624Sageview Capital Master, LtdGuitar Center, IncGuitar Center, Inc.

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,


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[FR Doc. 06-7610 Filed 9-12-06; 8:45 am]