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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—10/02/2006
20061809J.P. Morgan Chase & CoAAlPharma, IncAAlPharma, Inc.
200618132003 TIL SettlementHCIA Holding, LLCSolucient, LLC.
20061814Wind Point Partners VI, L.PPfingsten Partners II, LLCPfingsten Publishing, LLC.
20061816UBS AGKeyCorpMcDonald Investments Inc.
20061819Gaz de FranceSUEZSUEZ.
20061820CDW CorporationBerbee Information Networks CorporationBerbee Information Networks Corporation.
20061821Mr. Yitzhak SharonRepublic Companies Group, IncRepublic Companies Group, Inc.
20061822William P. Foley, IIFidelity National Financial, IncFidelity National Title Group, Inc.
20061823Sybase IncMobile 365, IncMobile 365, Inc.
20061826Babcock & Brown Infrastructure LimitedNorthWestern CorporationNorthWestern Corporation.
20061828Thoma Cressey Fund VIII, L.PEmbarcadero Technologies, IncEmbarcadero Technologies, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/03/2006
20051492Lockheed Martin CorporationUnited Launch Alliance, LLCUnited Launch Alliance, LLC.
20061741Wolters Kluwer N.VPrimus Capital Fund V Limited PartnershipTaxWise Corporation.
20061805Eisai Co., LtdLigand Pharmaceuticals IncorporatedLigand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated.
20061824Avion Group; hfAtlas Cold Storage Income TrustAtlas Cold Storage Income Trust.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/04/2006
20061795Nucor CorporationVerco Manufacturing CompanyVerco Manufacturing Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/05/2006
20061743Blake and Delise SartiniGeneration 2000, LLCGeneration 2000, LLC.
20061778King Pharmaceuticals, IncLigand Pharmaceuticals, IncorporatedLigand Pharmaceuticals, Incorporated.
20061798Novacap II, Limited ParternshipTri-Tech Laboratories, IncTri-Tech Laboratories, Inc.
20061800Harbinger Capital Partners Offshore Fund I, LtdPlaytex Products, IncPlaytex Products, Inc.
20061804Mining Systems Holding, LLC c/o SPG Partners, LLCBruce A. Cassidy, SrExcel Mining Systems, Inc.
20061808-1 Identity Solutions, IncJohn A. Cross and Louise V. BrouilletteSpecTal, LLC.
20061818Blackstone Capital Partners V L.PJohn M. and Marilyn M. MoretzMoretz, Inc.
20061827Goldcorp, IncGlamis Gold, LtdGlamis Gold, Ltd.
20061844The Professional Basketball Club, LLCThe Basketball Club of Seattle, LLCThe Basketball Club of Seattle, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/06/2006
20051491The Boeing CompanyUnited Launch Alliance, LLCUnited Launch Alliance, LLC.
20061755ValuedAct Capital Master Fund, L.PUSI Holdings CorpUSI Holdings Corp.
20061762BCV Investments S.C.AAero Invest 1 S.p.AAero Invest 1 S.p.A.
20061811JPMorgan Chase & CoPier 1 Imports, IncPier 1 Assets, Inc.
20061830ASP IV Alternative Investments, L.PKirtland Capital Partners III, L.PPDM Bridge, LLC.
20061837Trelleborg ABOCM Opportunities Fund, L.PSecond LAC, Inc.
20061838AmerisourceBergen CorporationThomas L. Simpson and June E. SimpsonHealth Advocates, Inc.
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20061845Tenaska Power Fund, L.PWilliam J. HauglandBemis, LLC., Halpin Line Construction, LLC., Hawkeye Group, LLC. Premier Utility Locating, LLC.
20061848Corel Holdings, L.PInterVideo, IncInterVideo, Inc.
20061857Wind Point Partners VI, L.PSpire Capital Partners, L.PHighline Data, LLC., The National Underwriter Company.
20061858Citizens Communications CompanyCommonwealth Telephone Enterprises, IncCommonwealth Telephone Enterprises, Inc.
20061863Edmund N. AnsinTribune CompanyWLVI, Inc.
20061870Illinois Tool Works, IncClick Commerce, IncClick Commerce, Inc.
20061872Canadian Natural Resources, LimitedAnadarko Petroleum CorporationAnadarko Canada Corporation.
20070003Hospitality Properties TrustOak Hill Capital Partners, L.PTravelCenters of America, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/11/2006
20061810AT&T, IncInterpath Communications, IncInterpath Communications, Inc.
20061849John C. Hampton Revocable TrustWest Fraser Timber Co., LtdBabine Forest Products, Limited.
20061869Issac E. Larian and Angela LarianNewell Rubbermaid IncThe Little Tikes Company, Inc.
20061871BB&T CorporationMellon Financial CorporationAFCO Credit Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/13/2006
20061803Medical Action Industries, IncMedegen Holdings, LLCMedegen Newco, LLC.
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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. 06-8901 Filed 10-25-06; 8:45 am]