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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. 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 7 A(b )(2) of the Act permits the agencies, in individual cases, to terminate this Start Printed Page 6728waiting 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—01/23/2007
20070377Northrop Grumman CorporationEssex CorporationEssex Corporation.
20070522Wintergames Holdings SARLOak Hill Capital Partners, L.PSteamboat Ski & Resort Corporation.
20070574On Assignment, IncOxford Global Resources, IncOxford Global Resources, Inc.
20070594QBE Insurance Group LimitedHDI Haftpflichtverband der Deutschen Industrie VaGPraetorian Financial Group, Inc.
20070600Cisco Systems, IncIronPort Systems, IncironPort Systems, Inc.
20070602American Securities Partners IV, L.PNEP, IncNEP, Inc.
20070604Elder Health, IncHealth Partners of Philadelphia, IncHealth Partners of Philadelphia, Inc.
20070616Ripplewood Partners II, L.PRipplewood Partners, L.PWRC Media, Inc.
20070620D.E. Shaw Composite International FundFoamex International, IncFoamex International, Inc.
20070621The Goldman Sachs Group, IncFoamex International, IncFoamex International, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/24/2007
20070539American Capital Strategies, LtdExplorer Pipeline Company, IncCITGO Pipeline Holding I, LLC.
20070561Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, IncThe Rank Group PlcRank America, Inc. Rank Group Holdings Limited.
Rank Holding Espana SA.
Rank Holdings (France) SA.
Rank Holdings (Germany) GmbH.
Rank Holdings (Netherlands) BV.
Rank Leisure Holdings Limited.
Rank Overseas Holdings Limited.
Rank (UK) Holdings Limited.
20070571KAR Holdings II, LLCADESA, IncADESA, Inc.
20070591Macquarie Infrastructure Company TrustDavid G. PriceAviation Contract Services, Inc.
Superman of Stewart, LLC.
Supermarine Aviation, Limited.
Supermarine Investors, Inc.
Supermarine of Santa Monica, a California Limited Partnership.
Supermarine of Stewart, LLC.
2070592Macquarie Infrastructure Company TrustDallas Price-Van BredaAviation Contract Services, Inc. Supermarine Aviation, Limited.
Supermarine Investors, Inc.
Supermarine of Santa Monica, a California Ltd. Partnership.
Supermarine of Stewart, LLC.
20070603BG Group plcLake Road Holding Company, LLCLake Road Generating Company, LP.
20080605Arlington Capital Partners II, L.PMichael W. MajorCambridge Major Laboratories, Inc.
20070613Airline Partners Australia FundQantas Airways LimitedQantas Airways Limited.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/25/2007
20070390Knight Holdco LLCKinder Morgan, IncKinder Morgan, Inc.
20070578KGen Power CorporationMatlinPatterson Global Opportunities Partners II, L.PKGen Partners LLC.
20070584Mittal Steel Company N.VJulio Cesar Villarreal GuajardoBSRM Holdings, Inc.
Servicios Operativos del Centro, S.A. de C.V.
Siderurgica Lazaro Cardenas las Truchas, S.A. de C.V.
V.I. Holding, Inc.
20070589MPBP Holdings Inc.Three Cities Offshore II, C.VCohr Holdings, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/26/2007
20070555Kennametal IncFederal Signal CorporationClapp Dico Corporation.
Manchester Tool Company.
On Time Machining Company.
20070562Schering-Plough CorporationALK-Abello A/SALK-Abello A/S.
20070565Bridgestone CorporationBandag, IncorporatedBandag, Incorporated.
20070590Jolly Roger Offshore Fund, LTDHilton Hotels CorporationHilton Hotels Corporation.
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TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/30/2007
20070587Berkshire Hathaway, IncPaul E. Andrews, Jr.CJE, Inc. Mouser Electronics, Inc.
TTI, Inc.
20070628Stifel Financial CorpBFC Financial CorporationRyan Beck Holdings, Inc.
20070629BFC Financial CorporationStifel Financial CorpStifel Financial Corp.
20070633Oak Hill Capital Partners II, L.PThe New York Times CompanyKAUT-TV, LLC. New York Times Management Services.
NYT Broadcast Holdings, LLC.
NYT Holdings, Inc.
20070644Quadrangle Capital Partners LPIntegrated Alarm Services Group, IncIntegrated Alarm Services Group, Inc.
20070646Bucyrus International, IncRAG AkiengesellschaftDBT GmbH.
20070647Gryphon Partners III, L.PNorm DanielsG.I. Joe's, Inc.
20070648Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe X, L.PUnited Surgical Partners International, IncUnited Surgical Partners International, Inc.
20070649Brockway Moran & Partners Fund II, L.POdyssey Investment Partners Fund, L.PTSEI Holdings, Inc.
20070652Basic Energy Services, IncJetStar Consolidated Holdings, IncJetStar Consolidated Holdings, Inc.
20070656EXCO Resources, IncAnadarko Petroleum CorporationAnadarko Gathering Company.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/31/2007
20070607The Goldman Sachs Group, IncHe XiangjianGuangDong Midea Electric Appliances Co., Ltd.
Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China.
Media Industrial City, Shunde, Foshan.
20070609FR XI Offshore AIV., L.PBrand Holdings, LLCBrand Energy & Infrastructure Services, Inc.
20070625Nucor CorporationHarris Steel Group, IncHarris Steel Group, Inc.
20070626WLR Recovery Fund II, L.PWLR Recovery Fund III, L.PBST US Holdings, Inc.
20070640Financiere Daunou 12Lafarge, S.A.Clay Tiles Holdings Inc.
Lafarge Roofing Holdings Inc.
MonierLifetile LLC.
Tile Service Company LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/02/2007
20070381Jefferson Health Systems, IncRiddle Health SystemRiddle Healthcare Associates.
Riddle Health Care Services.
Riddle Memorial Hospital.
Riddle System Services.
RMH Physician Services.
20070569Harsco CorprationWilliam Blair Mezzanine Capital Fund III, L.PExcell Materials, Inc.
20070608Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe X, L.PSpectrum Equity Investors IV, L.PCBD Investor, Inc.
CBD Media, LLC.
c/o CBD Investor, Inc.
20070653Advent OXO (Cayman) LimitedCelanese CorporationCelanese Chemicals Europe GmbH.
Celanese Ltd.
European Oxo Chemicals GmbH.
Infraserv GmbH & Co.
Ticona Polymers, Inc.
20070658Warburg Pincus Equity IX, L.PDominion Resources, IncArmstrong Energy Limited Partnership, LLP.
Dominion Armstrong Services Company, Inc.
Dominion Pleasants Services Company, Inc.
Dominion Troy Services Company, Inc.
Pleasants Energy, LLC.
Troy Energy, LLC.
20070659Time Warner, IncSci Entertainment Group PlcSci Entertainment Group Plc.
20070661B.S.AMozzarella Fresca, IncorporatedMozzarella Fresca, Incorporated.
20070663Knology, IncPrairieWave Holdings, IncPrairieWave Holdings, Inc.
20070667Macquarie Bank LimitedAmerican Consolidated Media, L.PAmerican Consolidated Media, Inc.
Valley Newspaper Holdings, L.P.
20070668Tinicum Capital Partners II, L.PEnesco Group, IncEnesco Group, Inc.
20070670Cenveo, IncThe Huron Fund LPPC Ink Corp.
20070672Leucadia National CorporationSamer TawfikDialaround Enterprises, Inc.
Phonecard Enterprises, Inc.
STi Mobile, Inc.
STi PCS, LLC.
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STi Phonecard, Inc.
Telco Group, Inc.
VOIP Enterprises Inc.
20070674GS Capital Partners VI, L.PUSI Holdings CorporationUSI Holdings Corporation.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/05/2007
20070516GlaxoSmithKline plcGenmab A/SGenmab A/S.
20070580Cenveo, IncCadmus Communications CorporationCadmus Communications Corporation.
20070611Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe VIII, L.PWindstream CorporationWindstream Regatta Holdings.
20070612Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe IX, L.PWindstream CorporationWindstream Regatta Holdings.
20070654Roche Holding LtdSeattle Genetics, IncSeattle Genetics, Inc.
20070677Citigroup, IncABN AMRO Holding N.VAAMBG Reinsurance, Inc.
ABN AMRO Mortgage Corporation.
ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc.
Mortgage Group Reinsurance, Ltd.
200706864363205 Canada, IncBCE, IncTelesat Canada.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/06/2007
20070639Intuit, IncElectronic Clearing House, IncElectronic Clearing House, Inc.
20070689B&G Foods, IncAltria Group, IncCOWC Acquisition Corp.
Kraft Foods Global, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/07/2007
20070615eBay, IncStubHub, IncStubHub, Inc.
20070682Redpoint Ventures I, L.PBigBand Networks, IncBigBand Networks, Inc.
20070685FIF III Liberty Holdings LLCSureWest CommunicationsSureWest Directories.

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. 07-633 Filed 2-12-07; 8:45 am]

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