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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 Start Printed Page 1534and 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 #AcquiringAcquiredEntities
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/18/2006
20070345GTCR Fund IX/A, L.P3M Company3M Innovative Properties Company.
Riker Laboratories, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/19/2006
20070341Cadent Energy Partners I, L.PGeorge W. Mullane, JrLogan Oil Tools, Inc.
20070371Green Equity Investors IV, L.PBrickman Group Holdings, IncBrickman Group Holdings, Inc.
20070378Cooper Industries, LtdWire-Pro, IncViking Electronics, Inc., Wire-Pro, Inc., WPI-Boston Division, Inc., WPI-Sarasota Division, Inc., WPI-Viking Division, S.A. de C.V.
20070391United Technologies CorporationLongville Group LtdLongville Group Ltd.
20070411Blum Strategic Partners III, L.PKinetic Concepts, IncKinetic Concepts, Inc.
20070438Sterling Investment Partner II, L.PFairway Operating CorpFairway Operating Corp.
20070441Deutsche Post AGAtlas Air Worldwide Holdings, IncPolar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc.
20070465Hewlett-Packard CompanyKnightsbridge Solutions Holdings CorpKnightsbridge Solutions Holding Corp.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/20/2006
20070168H.I.G. TestAmerica, IncSevern Trent PlcAerotech Holdings, Inc., En Novative Technologies, Inc., Severn Trent Laboratories, Inc.
20070383Carylyle Partners IV, L.PSharon Tube CorporationSharon Tube Corporation.
20070392Smith & Wesson Holding CorporationBear Lake Acquisition CorpBear Lake Acquisition Corp.
20070440Tullett Prebon plcC&W Corporate Securities LLCChapdelaine Corporate Securities & Co.
20070442Oak Hill Capital Partners II, L.PFrank A. Critz, M.DRadiotherapy Clinics of Georgia.
20070443Lonza Group LimitedCambrex CorporationCambrex Corporation.
20070448Lawrence Flinn, JrBarry O'CallaghanHM Rivergroup, PLC.
20070455Edward W. StackGolf Galaxy, IncGolf Galaxy, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/21/2006
20070397Group 1 Automotive, IncA. Baron Cass IIIBaron Development Company, LLC, Baron Motorwerks, LLC, Baron Volkswagen, Inc.
20070398Group 1 Automotive, IncBarton J. CohenBaron Development Company, LLC, Baron Motowerks, LLC, Baron Volkswagen, Inc.
20070407Partners HealthCare System, IncMartha's Vineyard Hospital, IncMartha's Vineyard Hospital, Inc.
20070410Partners HealthCare System, IncNantucket Cottage HospitalNantucket Cottage Hospital.
20070431Third Point Offshore Fund, LtdPogo Producing CompanyPogo Producing Company.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/22/2006
20070367Medstead Luxco S.a.r.lPermira Europe II L.P.2Ferretti S.p.A.
20070369Bain Capital (OSI) IX, L.POSI Restaurant Partners, IncOSI Restaurant Partners, Inc.
20070400Sonoco Products CompanySnyder Investment Holdings LLCClear Pack Company.
20070403Goldstein Group, IncVelia Samuels Common Stock TrustSamuels Recycling Company.
20070415Starwood Capital Hospitality Fund I-2, L.Pelevenseven Holdings, L.L.Celevenseven Holdings, L.L.C.
20070425Freeport-McMoRan Cooper & Gold IncPhelps Dodge CorporationPhelps Dodge Corporation.
20070427Glide Buy-Out Fund III CVRockwood Holdings, IncGruop Novasep SAS.
20070429ArcLight Energy Partners Fund III, L.PAltairStrickland Group, IncAltairStrickland Group, Inc.
20070457Harbinger Capital Partners Offshore Fund I, LtdCalpine CorporationMEP Pleasant Hill, LLC.
20070460Mr. Jostein EikelandFiat S.p.AMeridian Technologies, Inc.
20070467Behrman Capital III L.PThe Jerry L. Hayden Trust dated April 22, 1994Peacock Engineering Company.
20070468Geodis S.ATNT N.VTNT Freight Management Holdings.
20070474Marubeni CorporationMark J. VallelyIntragrated Resources Holdings, Inc.
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20070475Colam Entreprendre S.ACrawford Electric Supply Company, LtdCrawford Electric Supply Company, Ltd.
20070477Standex International CorporationAssociated American Industries, IncAssociated American Industries, Inc.
20070480General Motors CorporationCon-way IncVector SCM, LLC.
20070482GS Capital Partners V, L.PMcJunkin CorporationMcJunkin Corporation.
20070483General Electric CompanyMoseley Associates, IncMicrowave Data Systems, Inc.
20070484Graeme HartInternational Paper CompanyInternational Paper Company.
20070485Veritas Capital Fund III, L.PPearson plcNCS Pearson Venezuela, NCS Services de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., Pearson Analytic Solutions, Inc., Pearson Canada Solutions Limited, Pearson Government Solution, Inc., Pearson Soluciones S.A., Soluciones Pearson Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
20070489Cardiovascular Hospitals of America, LLCSt. Francis Health Care System of HawaiiHawaii Health Ventures, LLC, SFMC Joint Ventures, LLC, St. Francis Imaging, LLC, St. Francis Medical Center, St. Francis Medical Center—West.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/26/2006
20070478Scott SheridanINVESTools, IncINVESTools Inc.
20070479Tom SosnoffINVESTools IncINVESTools Inc.
20070488Motorola, IncNetopia, IncNetopia, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/28/2006
20060776General Dynamics CorporationSNC-Lavalin Group IncSNC Technologies Corp., SNC Technologies Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/29/2006
20061812The TriZetto Group, IncQuality Care Solutions, IncQuality Care Solutions, Inc.
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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. 07-81 Filed 1-11-07: 8:45 am]

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