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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—10/30/2006
20070030E. Merck OGHErniesio BertarelliBertarelli Biotech S.A.
20070073ValueAct Capital Master Fund, L.PMisys plcMisys plc.
20070079Entergy CorporationCMS Energy CorporationConsumers Energy Company.
20070082Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe X, L.PACS Media Income FundACS Media Canada Inc.
20070083The Goldman Sachs Group, IncRobyn SimonHoldco (LLC).
20070087Roche Holding LtdInterMune, IncInterMune, Inc.
20070090USI Holdings CorporationKibble & Prentice Holding CompanyKibble & Prentice Holding Company.
20070099Informa, PlcLawrence ErlbaumLawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Publishers.
New Concept Press, Inc.
The Analytic Press, Inc.
20070100Sharad Kumar TakRonald H. Van Den HeuvelEco Fibre, Inc.
Oconto Falls Tissue, Inc.
Recovering Aqua Resources, Inc.
20070102Ralcorp Holdings, IncTerry R. Knutson and Rose KnutsonCottage Bakery, Inc.
20070103Sequoia Capital XI, L.PGoogle, IncGoogle, Inc.
20070106J.C. Flowers I LPUSAgencies, L.L.C.USAgencies, L.L.C.
20070113Arrowpoint Capital CorpRoyal & Sun Alliance Insurance Group plcArrowpoint General Partnership.
20070119Steve S. ChenGoogle IncGoogle Inc.
20070120Chad M. HurleyGoogle IncGoogle Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—10/31/2006
20060891Watson Pharmaceuticals, IncAndrx CorporationAndrx Corporation.
20061681Joseph M. & Marie H. FieldSumner M. RedstoneCBS Radio Inc. of Illinois.
CBS Radio Stations Inc.
Texas CBS Radio L.P.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—11/01/2006
20061861Aquila, IncCalpine CorporationMEP Pleasant Hill, LLC.
20070055J.H. Whitney VI, L.PLandry's Restaurants, IncJoes' Crab Shack-Delaware, Inc.
20070094Alimentation Couche-Tard IncRoyal Dutch Shell plcEquilon Enterprises LLC.
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20070095Alimentation Couche-Tard IncRoyal Dutch Shell plcMotiva Enterprises LLC.
20070107Alimentation Couche-Tard IncAramco Services CompanyMotiva Enterprises LLC.
20070108IntercontinentalExchange, IncBoard of Trade of the City of New York, Inc.Board of Trade of the City of New York, Inc.
20070109Sun Capital Partners IV, LPKirtland Capital Partners III L.PEssex Holdings LLC.
20070112International Business Machines CorporationCarmine CacciavillaniPalisades Technology Partners LLC.
20070121Lehman Brothers Holdings IncWilton Re Holdings LimitedWilton Re Holdings Limited.
20070128Neways Holdings LTDLeslie DeeAnn MowerCosmeceutical Creations Corporation, Ltd.
LTM Enterprises, Inc.
Neways DISC, Inc.
20070129Neways Holdings LtdThomas E. MowerCosmeceutical Creations Corporation Ltd.
LTM Enterprises, Inc.
Neways DISC, Inc.
20070131Noverco IncGreen Mountain Power CorporationGreen Mountain Power Corporation.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—11/02/2006
20070070ADF Restaurant Group, LLCYum! Brands, IncBlue Ridge Pizza Hut, Inc.
Chesapeake Bay Pizza Hut, Inc.
Mountaineer Pizza Hut, Inc.
Oriole Pizza Hut, Inc.
Pizza Hut, Inc.
Pizza Hut of Alleghany County No. 1, Inc.
Pizza Hut of Alleghany County No. 2, Inc.
Pizza Hut of Alleghany County No. 3, Inc.
Pizza Hut of America, Inc.
Pizza Hut of Charles County, Inc.
Pizza Hut of Frederick County No. 1, Inc.
Pizza Hut of Frederick County No. 2, Inc.
Pizza Hut of Frederick County No. 3, Inc.
Pizza Hut of Frederick County No. 4, Inc.
Pizza Hut of Frederick County No. 5, Inc.
Pizza Hut of Frederick County No. 6, Inc.
Pizza Hut of St. Mary's County, Inc.
Pizza Hut of Washington County, No. 1, Inc.
Pizza Hut of Washington County No. 2, Inc.
Pizza Hut of Washington County No. 3, Inc.
Potomac Pizza Hut, Inc.
Red Raider Pizza Company.
20070080Martinrea International IncThyssenKrupp AGMFSP, Inc.
Thyssenkrupp Budd Canada, Inc.
ThyssenKrupp Budd Company.
ThyssenKrupp Budd Systems Canada, Ltd.
ThyssenKrupp Budd Systems, LLC.
ThyssenKrupp Fabco Corp.
ThssenKrupp Fabco, Inc.
ThyssenKrupp Hopkinsville, LLC.
20070084Oak Hill Capital Partners II, L.PArnold Logistics, LLCArnold Logistics, LLC.
20070088Google IncYouTube, IncYouTube, Inc.
20070133Blackhawk Acquisition CompanyBaxter International IncBaxter Healthcare Corporation.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—11/03/2006
20070067PAREXEL International CorporationBehavioral and Medical Research, LLCBehavioral and Medical Research, LLC.
20070071Flextronics International LtdInternational DisplayWorks, IncInternational DisplayWorks, Inc.
20070072McAfee, IncCitadel Security Software, IncCanberra, LLC.
Canberra Operating, L.P.
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Citadel Security Software International, LLC.
20070141Sidney KohlHarold BlumensteinEF&A Funding, L.L.C.
20070143Thoma Cressey Fund VIII, L.PHarvey E. NajimSirius Computer Solutions, Inc.
20070152Acquicor Technology IncJazz Semiconductor, IncJazz Semiconductor, Inc.
20070158Mr. Andre KudelskiLiberty Media CorporationOpenTV.
20070183Chattem, IncJohnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—11/07/2006
20070085Illinois Tool Works, IncKPS Special Situations Fund II (A), L.PSpeedline Holdings, I, LLC.
20070110Carl C. IcahnLear CorporationLear Corporation.
20070111Icahn Partners Master Fund LPLear CorporationLear Corporation.
20070125Icahn Partners LPLear CorporationLear Corporation.
20070132Sun Capital Partners IV, LPBig 10 Tires Stores, IncBig 10 Tires Stores, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—11/09/2006
20070140Snap-on IncorporatedProQuest CompanyProQuest Alison, Inc.
ProQuest Business Solutions Inc.
ProQuest Business Solutions, Ltd.
ProQuest Information Access, Ltd.
ProQuest UK Holdings, Ltd.
20070147Arrow Electronics, IncAlternative Data Technology, IncAlternative Data Technology, Inc.
20070177Banco Santander Central Hispano, S.AHBOS plcDrive Consumer USA, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—11/13/2006
20061796Vivendi S.A.Mr. Reinhard MohnArvato de Mexido, S.A. de C.V.
Bertelsmann AG.
Bertelsmann Holding Spain, S.A.
Bertelsmann Music Group Gmhb.
Bertelsmann Music Group LLC.
BMG Deutschland GmbH.
MBG France S.A.S.
BMG Music Publishing Canada Inc.
20070069Blue Cross Blue Shield of MichiganRegents of the Unviersity of MichiganM-CAID.
M-CARE.
Michigan Health Insurance Company.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—11/14/2006
20070134Healthways, IncAXIA Health Management, LLCAXIA Health Management, Inc.
20070146Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Co., LtdHeatmax, IncHeatmax, Inc.
20070149Apollo Investment Fund, VI, L.PJacuzzi Brands, IncJacuzzi Brands, Inc.
20070180Unifi, IncDillon Yarn CorporationDillon Yarn Corporation.
20070181Old Republic International CompanyAon CorporationSpecial Risk Resources Insurance Agency.
Virginia Surety Company, Inc.
20070193FRIT PINN LLCCrown Castle International CorpCrown Castle International Corp.
20070194FIT GSL LLCCrown Castle International CorpCrown Castle International Corp.
20070196Abrams Capital Partners II, L.PCrown Castle International CorpCrown Castle International Corp.
20070197Riva Capital Partners, L.PCrown Castle International CorpCrown Castle International Corp.
20070198Whitecrest Partners, L.PCrown Castle International CorpCrown Castle International Corp.
20070199Trevor LloydIndus International, IncIndus International, Inc.
20070201Harpoon Acquisition CorporationOpen Solutions, IncOpen Solutions, Inc.
20070205Madison Dearborn Capital Partners V-A, L.PThe Yankee Candle Company, IncThe Yankee Candle Company, Inc.
20070206Thoma Cressey Fund VIII, L.PHarbert Private Equity Fund II, L.L.CCommunity Hospices of America, Inc.
20070209Level 3 Communications, IncBroadwing CorporationBroadwing Corporation.
20070211InterMedia Partners VII, L.PLIN TV CorpLIN Television of San Juan, Inc.
S&E Network, Inc.
WAPA America, Inc.
20070216The James Balsillie Family Trust IILemieux Group, LPLemieux Development, LP.
Pittsburgh Penguins Enterprises Company.
WBS Hockey, LP.
20070217Cap Gemini SAKanbay International, IncKanbay International, Inc.
20070220AT&T, IncDeutsche Telekom AGT-Moblie USA, Inc.
20070225ABRY Partners V, L.PWilliam RuchPsychological Services, Inc.
20070226Doughty Hanson & Co. IVZobele Holding S.p.AZobele Holding S.p.A.
20070228Harbinger Capital Partners Offshore Fund I, LtdApplica IncorporatedApplica Incorporated.
20070230Court Square Capital Partners II, L.PSoros Limited Partner, LLCAE Europe Holdings, Inc.
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20070232Community Newspaper Holdings, IncDow Jones & Company, IncOttaway Newspapers of Pennsylvania, L.P.
Ottoway Newspapers, Inc.
The Mail Tribune, Inc.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel, Inc.
The Traverse City Record-Eagle, Inc.
20070233Catlin Group LimitedWellington Underwriting plcWellington Underwriting plc.
20070234Oracle CorporationMetaSolv, IncMetaSolv, Inc.
20070241Affordable Care Holding CorpAffordable Care, IncAffordable Care, Inc.
20070242Nautic Partners V, L.PThe Resolute Fund, L.PPrecision Engineered Products Holdings, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—11/15/2006
20070114AIG Highstar Capital II, L.PInterstate Waste Services Holding Company, IncInterstate Waste Services Holding Company, Inc.
20070179TransMontaigne Partners, L.PMorgan StanleyTransMontaigne Product Services, Inc.
20070186Oak Hill Capital Partners II, L.PAtlas Copco ABAtlas Copco North America, Inc.
20070187Ripplewood Partners II, L.PAtlas Copco ABAtlas Copco North America, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—11/17/2006
20070191Tenaska Power Fund, L.PConstellation Energy Group, IncBig Sandy Peaker Plant, LLC.
CP High Desert II, Inc.
CP High Desert I, Inc.
HE Supply Company, LLC.
Holland Energy, LLC.
Rio Nogales II, Inc.
Rio Nogales I, Inc.
University Park Energy, LLC.
UP Supply, LLC.
Wolf Hills Energy, LLC.
20070195Fortress Pinnacle Investment Fund, LLCCrown Castle International CorpCrown Castle International Corp.
20070202Merrill Lynch & Co., IncPetrie Parkman & Co., IncPetrie Parkman & Co., Inc.
20070213AT&T, Inc2Wire, Inc2Wire, Inc.
20070214Morgan StanleyFrontPoint Partners, LLCFrontPoint Partners, LLC.
20070229Internap Network Services CorporationVitalStream Holdings, IncVitalStream Holdings, Inc.
20070235Berkshire Hathaway, IncConverium Holding AG, ZugConverium Holdings (North America), Inc.
20070247Signature Hospital Holding, LLCLifePoint Hospitals, IncALL.
c/o LifePoint Hospitals, Inc.
LifePoint WV Limited, Partner, LLC.
S.J. Ventures Properties, Limited Partnership.
St. Joseph's Healthcare System, Limited Partnership.
20070252IDB Holding Corporation LtdKoor Industries LtdKoor Industries Ltd.
20070261Coconut Palm Acquisition CorpEquity Broadcasting CorporationEquity Broadcasting Corporation.
20070262Bank of America CorporationMomentum Energy Group IncMomentum Energy Group Inc.
20070264Oracle CorporationStellent, IncStellent, Inc.
20070265KKR European Fund II, LimitedSociete D'Investissement FamilialeSociete D'Investissement Familiale.
20070275Lincolnshire Equity Fund III, L.PDawn Enterprises IncorporatedDawn Enterprises Incorporated.
20070283Stephen A. WynnWynn Resorts, LimitedWynn Resorts, Limited.
20070285MMP Capital Partners (QP), L.PTCW Special Placements Fund IIIHouston Harvest Gift Products, LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—11/20/2006
20070096TPG-Axon Partners, LPTriad Hospitals, IncTriad Hospitals, Inc.
20070097TPG-Axon Partners, (Offshore), LtdTriad Hospitals, IncTriad Hospitals, Inc.
20070231Thomas G. DundonHBOS plcDrive Consumer USA Inc.
20070257Platinum Equity Capital Partners, L.PHenry T. SwigertESCO Integrated Manufacturing Concord, Inc.
ESCO Integrated Manufacturing Tempe, Inc.
20070268Automatic Data Processing, IncFirst Data CorporationTaxware, LP.
20070273LRI Holdings, IncCBRL Group, Inc.Logan's Roadhouse, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—11/21/2006
20070130Nautilus Holdings Acquisition CorpGeneral Electric CompanyGE Bayer Specialties Srl.
General Electric Canada.
General Electric Plastics GmbH.
GE NewCo Pte. Ltd-Singapore.
GE OSI Industria de Silicones, Ltda.
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GE Quartz (China) Co. Ltd.
GE Quartz Europe GmbH.
GE Quartz, Inc.
GE Sealants & Adhesives, Inc.
GE Silicones, Inc.
GE Specialty Materials Japan Co. Ltd.
GE Supply Mexico, S. de R. L. de C.V.
GE Toshiba Silicones Asia Pacific Ptd. Ltd.
GE Toshiba Silicones Co., Ltd.
20070182DLJ Merchant Banking Partners IV, L.PH.I.G. Capital Partners III, L.PTotal Safety U.S., Inc.
20070185Gerald W. SchwartzSITEL CorporationSITEL Corporation.
20070243Williams Partners L.PThe Williams Companies, IncWilliams Four Corners LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—11/22/2006
20070159Benchmark Electronics, IncPemstar IncPemstar Inc.
20070166Fox Paine Capital Fund III, L.PKPS Special Situations Fund II (A), L.PWire Rope Corporation of America, Inc.
20070204Orica LimitedClose Brothers Private Equity Fund VIMinova Holding Inc.
20070238CB Richard Ellis Group, IncTrammell Crow CompanyTrammell Crow Company.
20070239Diamond Castle Partners IV, L.PBarry DillerPRC, LLC.
20070245Colam Enterprendre S.ARobert C. Friedman and Pauline FriedmanFriedman Electric Supply Co., Inc.
20070253China National Chemical CorporationRhodia S.ARhodia Norge A/S.
Rhodia OY.
Rhodia Silicones Espana S.A.
Rhodia Silicones Shanghai Co. Ltd.
Rhodia Silicones Inc.
Rhodia Silicones SAS.
Rhodia Siliconi Italia S.p.A.
Rhodia Specialty Silicones GmbH.
Silicone Brasis—Participacoes Servicos e Comercio.
20070255Mitsui & Co., LtdEstate of Michael ZinnSunWize Technologies, LLC.
20070288Ryanair Holdings plcAer Lingus Group plcAer Lingus Group plc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—11/24/2006
20061839Nabor Industries LtdL. Charles Moncia, JrLM Industries, LLC.
Moncia Well Service, 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,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 06-9618 Filed 12-8-06; 8:45 am]

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