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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 #AcquiringAcquiredEntities
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/03/2007
20061489Allied Waste Industries, IncWaste Services, IncCactus Waste Systems, LLC, Waste Services of Arizona, Inc.
20070494Forest Laboratories, IncCerexa, IncCerexa, Inc.
20070496Carlyle Partners IV, L.PElkCorpElkCorp.
20070498Odyssey Investment Partners Fund III, L.PDLJ Merchant Banking Partners III, L.PWQP Holdings, Inc.
20070501CPG International Holdings LPPro-Cell, LLCPro-Cell, LLC.
20070502NatixisHansberger Group, IncHansberger Group, Inc.
20070503Torchmark CorporationBarry WolfDirect Marketing Advertising Distributors.
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20070515West Fraser Timber Company LtdInternational Paper CompanyInternational Paper Company.
20070517Seagate TechnologyEVault, InceVault Canada, Inc.
20070528Trevor LloydSirsi Holdings CorpSirsi Holdings Corp.
20070535Penn National Gaming, IncR.D. HubbardRuidoso Downs Racing, Inc., Zia Partners, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/04/2007
20070451Sonic Healthcare LimitedAmerican Esoteric Laboratories, IncAmerican Esoteric Laboratories, Inc.
20070497Telefonaktiebolaget LM EricssonRedback Networks, IncRedback Networks, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/05/2007
20070420Trian Partners, L.PH.J. Heinz CompanyH.J. Heinz Company.
20070499WLR Recovery Fund III, L.PLear CorporationLear Corporation.
20070510RR Acquisition Holding LLCRailAmerica, IncRailAmerica, Inc.
20070513Schmolz + Bickenbach KGA. Finkl & Sons CoA. Finkl & Sons Co.
20070519Vestar AIV Holdings A. L.PWilton Re Holdings LimitedWilton Re Holdings Limited.
20070526The Hain Celestial Group, IncNorth Castle Partners III, L.PAvalon Holding Corporation.
20070534Trident III, L.PWilton Re Holdings LimitedWilton Re Holdings Limited.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/08/2007
20070520V.F. CorporationFaust E. Capobianco IIIMajestic Athletic, Ltd., Majestic Graphics, Ltd., Majestics Athletic International, Ltd., Maria Rose Fashions, Inc.
20070524Weston Presidio V, L.PHarvest Partners IV, L.PHP Evenflo Holdings, Inc.
20070527Beecken Petty O'Keefe QP Fund II, L.PReichert, IncReichert, Inc.
20070537Wabash Valley Power Association, IncDuke Energy CorporationDuke Energy Indiana.
20070538ASML Holding N.VBrion Technologies, IncBrion Technologies, Inc.
20070550Johnson & JohnsonConor MedSystems, IncConor MedSystems, Inc.
20070553Hewlett-Packard CompanyBitfone CorporationBitfone Corporation.
20070558Express Energy Services Holding LPMike ByrdBAHD LLC, BAH Leasing, Ltd., Brazos Oilfield Services, Ltd., Byrd R&S Oilfield Services, L.P., D&D Tong, Ltd., Laydown, Ltd., MBCC, Ltd., Mike Byrd Casing Crews, Ltd., North Trail Oilfield Services, Ltd.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/09/2007
20070481The Stanley WorksGTCR Fund VII, L.PSecurityCo Solutions, Inc.
20070495Schering-Plough CorporationValeant Pharmaceuticals InternationalValeant Research & Development.
20070508J.W. Childs Equity Partners III, L.PSun Capital Partners II, L.PMattress Holding Corp.
20070521MDI Holdings, LLCMacDermid, IncorporatedMacDermid, Incorporated.
20070556Giovanni Agnelli e.C.S.a.p.azMitsubishi Estate Company, LtdCushman & Wakefield Holdings, Inc., Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
20070560Publicis Groupe S.ADigitas IncDigitas, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/10/2007
20070505Chemtura CorporationAlex KaufmanKaufman Holdings Corporation.
20070542American Capital Strategies, LtdONCAP L.PWestern Inventoy Service Holdings Ltd.
20070551American European Group, IncMerchants Group, IncMerchants Group, Inc.
20070554Avista Capital Partners, LPThomas L. PhillipsPhillips Investment Resources, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/11/2007
20070544Marquette Transportation Company, IncRaymond A. Eckstein, JrEckstein Marine Service, L.L.C.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/12/2007
20070533Friedman Fleischer & Lowe Capital Partners II, L.PWilton Re Holdings LimitedWilton Re Holdings Limited.
20070549Graeme HartSIG Holding LtdSIG Holding Ltd.
20070567Arlington Capital Partners II, L.PKevin McMurtryAdvanced Health Media, Inc.
20070573Avista Capital Partners, L.PThe McClatchy CompanyAlternate Delivery Extra Distribution Company, Metro Marketing Associates, Inc., The Star Tribune Company.
20070575Bear Stearns Merchant Banking Partners III (Cayman) L.PCaisse de depot de placement du QuebecAlter Moneta Corporation.
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Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/16/2007
20070492Perot Systems CorporationFrank F. IslamQSS Group, Inc.
20070581Alliance Data System CorporationHellman & Friedman Capital Partners V, L.PDoubleClick, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/17/2007
20070487DSI International SarlSentinel Capital Partners III, L.PFasloc Holdings, Inc.
20070583Level 3 Communications, IncSavvis, IncMount Shasta Acquisition LLC.
20070595Apollo Investment Fund VI, L.PRealogy CorporationRealogy Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/18/2007
20070018Hospira, IncMayne Pharma LimitedMayne Pharma Limited.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/19/2007
20070568Euronet Worldwide, IncFred KunikContinental Exchange Solutions, Inc., Global Exchange Services, Inc., RIA de la Hispaniola, C. Por A., RIA Envia Financial Services GmbH, RIA Envia France, SARL, RIA Envia, Inc., RIA Financial Services AG, RIA Financial Services Australia Party Ltd., RIA Financial Services Limited, RIA Financial Services Puerto Rico, RIA France SAS, RIA Italia SRL, RIA Telecommunicaciones S.A., RIA Telecommunications of Canada, RIA Telecom of New York, Inc., RIA Telecom, S.L. Unipersonal.
20070570Euronet Worldwide, IncIrving BarrContinental Exchange Solutions, Inc., Global Exchange Services, Inc., RIA de la Hispaniola, C. Por A., RIA Envia Financial Services GmbH, RIA Envia France, SARL, RIA Envia, Inc., RIA Financial Services AG, RIA Financial Services Australia Party Ltd., RIA Financial Services Limited, RIA Financial Services Puerto Rico, RIA France SAS, RIA Italia SRL, RIA Telecommunicaciones S.A., RIA Telecommunications of Canada, RIA Telecom of New York, Inc., RIA Telecom, S.L. Unipersonal.
20070572Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance CompanyScottish Re Group LimitedScottish Re Group Limited.

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. 07-373 Filed 1-29-07; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 6750-07-M