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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—02/12/2007
20070676Apache CorporationPermian Basin Joint Venture LLCPermian Basin Joint Venture LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/13/2007
20070697Deseret Management CorporationJoseph M. & Marie H. FieldEntercom Cincinnati License, LLC, Entercom Cincinnati, LLC, Entercom Seattle License, LLC, Entercom Seattle, LLC.
20070699Joseph M. & Marie H. FieldDeseret Management CorporationBonneville International Corporation.
20070710State Street CorporationCurrenex, Inc.Currenex, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/14/2007
20070662IFM Infrastructure FundsColonial Pipeline CompanyColonial Pipeline Company.
20070671HOV Capital LLCCharterhouse Equity Partners IV, LPCharter Lason Inc.
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20070687ArcLight Energy Partners Fund III, L.PJerry C. DearingNational Energy & Trade Holdings, LLC.
20070688ArcLight Energy Partners Fund III, L.PJoe M. GutierrezNational Energy & Trade Holdings, LLC.
20070692Reyes Holdings, L.L.CLeona AronoffGate City Beverage Distributors.
20070694BT Group plcThe 1981 Kara Ann Berg TrustInternational Network Services, Inc.
20070696Charles River Partnership XI, LPBigBand Networks, Inc.BigBand Networks, Inc.
20070698TowerBrook Investors II, L.PMadison Dearborn Capital Partners, L.PBeverages & More, Inc.
20070709Roger F. PenskeDonald J. TamburroTamburro Enterprises, Inc.
20070714Jerry MoyesSwift Transportation Co., IncSwift Transportation Co., Inc.
20070715Cator Sweden ABApax Europe V-A, L.PMHC UK Limited.
20070716Diamond Lease Company LimitedUFJ Central Leasing Co., LtdUFJ Central Leasing Co., Ltd.
20070719FC-Gen Investments, LLCGenesis HealthCare CorporationGenesis HealthCare Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/15/2007
20070634LVB Acquisition Holding, LLCBiomet, IncBiomet, Inc.
20070655Dover CorporationEugene A. Janning, JrPole/Zero Corporation
20070660Icahn Partners Master Fund LPTemple-Inland Inc.Temple-Inland Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/20/2007
20070703QBE Insurance Group LimitedAXA S.AWinterthur U.S. Holdings, Inc.
20070711Sun Life Financial IncGenworth Financial, IncCalifornia Benefits Dental Plan, Dental Holdings, Inc., Genworth Administrators, Inc., Genworth Life and Health Insurance Company, Professional Insurance Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/21/2007
20070566Robert PiccininiAB Acquisition LLCABS NoCal Investor LLC, ABS NoCal Owner LLC, AFDI NoCal Investor LLC, ASP NoCal Investor LLC, ASP NoCal Lease Investor LLC, ASP NoCal Owner LLC, Lucky Stores II, LLC, Lucky Stores, Inc.
20070707Siemens AktiengesellschaftUGS Capital CorpUGS Capital Corp.
20070732The St. Paul Travelers Companies, IncCitigroup IncCitigroup Inc.
20070735Elara Holdings, IncDirect General CorporationDirect General Corporation.
20070739General Atlantic Partners 83, L.PPivotal NS, LLCNetwork Solutions, LLC.
20070749American International Group, IncPort & Free Zone World FZEP&O Ports North America, Inc., PORTS Insurance Company, Inc.
20070761National HealthCare CorporationNational Health Realty, IncNational Health Realty, inc.
20070762CAP Gemini SAFremont Partners, L.PSoftware Architects, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/22/2007
20070673The Charles Schwab CorporationNationwide Mutual Insurance CompanyThe 401(k) Companies, Inc.
20070723Catterton Partners VI, L.PEdward P. BassMonosol LLC.
20070755KPS Special Situations Fund II (A), L.PJohnson Controls, IncBristol Compressors, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/23/2007
20070702MABEG, e.VSiemens AktiengesellschaftSiemens Aktiengesellschaft.
20070721Graham Partners II, L.PSorenson Capital Partners, LPAtlas Aerospace, LLC, Vitron Acquisition Corporation, Vitron Acquisition LLC.
20070722FPL Group, IncWisconsin Energy CorporationWisconsin Electric Power Company.
20070733General Electric CompanyAbbott LaboratoriesAbbott Laboratories.
20070740American Electric Power Company, IncDPL IncDPL Energy, LLC.
20070748Wychwood TrustYucaipa American Alliance Fund I, LPTDS Logistics, Inc.
20070751Kelso Investment Associates VII, L.PAudio Visual Services CorporationAudio Visual Services Corporation.
20070759The Coca-Cola CompanyFuze Beverage, LLCFuze Beverage, LLC.
20070760Trican Well Service LtdMr. George SorosLibPP.
20070763Gregory FlemingMerrill Lynch & Co., IncMerrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
20070764Dow KimMerrill Lynch & Co., IncMerrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
20070765E. Stanley O'NealMerrill Lynch & Co., IncMerrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
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20070766Ahmass FakahanyMerrill Lynch & Co., IncMerrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
20070767Robert McCannMerrill Lynch & Co., IncMerrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/26/2007
20070713Park Avenue Equity Partners II, L.PDonald L. Besecker, Jr. and Laura M. BeseckerPennmark Auto Group II, L.P., Pennmark Auto Group IV, LP, Pennmark Auto Group, LP.
20070717Park Avenue Equity Partners II, L.PGeorge E. Marucci, JrPennmark Auto Group II, L.P., Pennmark Auto Group IV, LP, Pennmark Auto Group, LP.
20070726Onex Partners II LPEastman Kodak CompanyEastman Kodak Company.
20070731International Business Machines CorporationSoftek Storage Holdings, IncSoftek Storage Holdings, Inc.
20070741West CorporationRichland Ventures III, LPTeleVox Software, Inc.
20070742West CorporationNeil and Fran Smith ArmentroutTeleVox Software, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/27/2007
20070681LS Power Equity Partners II, L.PMirant CorporationMirant Las Vegas, LLC, Mirant Sugar Creek, LLC, Mirant Texas, LP, Mirant Zeeland, LLC, Shady Hills Power Company, L.L.C., West Georgia Generating Company, L.L.C.
20070750s.a. D'leteren n.vSafelite Group, IncSafelite Group, Inc.
20070770General Atlantic Partners 83, L.PAKQA, IncAKQA, Inc.
20070772Edge Acquisition, LLC c/o Sterling Capital Partners LLCEducate, IncEducate, Inc.
20070774Audax Private Equity Fund, L.PIndustrial Growth Partners II, L.PTASI Holdings, Inc.
20070785Carlyle Partners IV, L.PPhilosophy, IncPhilosophy, Inc.
20070786Imperial Tobacco Group PLCHouchens Industries, Inc. ESOP and TrustCBHC, Inc.
20070787The Bear Stearns Companies IncProgress Energy, IncCeredo Synfuel LLC, Sandy River Synfuel LLC, Solid Energy LLC, Solid Fuel LLC.
20070793Ralcorp Holdings, IncHarold B. Rothman and Wendi F. RothmanBloomfield Bakers L.P., Lovin Oven, LLC.
20070794Ralcorp Holdings, IncWilliam R. RossBloomfield Bakers L.P., Lovin Oven, LLC.
20070798Babcock & Brown Wind Partners LimitedBabcock & Brown LimitedB&B Wind Portfolio.
20070805Fraser Papers, IncPartners LimitedKatahdin Holdings LLC.
20070806Aurora Equity Partners III L.PHellman & Friedman Capital Partners IV, L.PMitchell International Holding, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/01/2007
20070728Allied Capital CorporationDirect Capital CorporationDirect Capital Corporation.
20070734Carlyle/Riverstone Global Energy and Power Fund III, L.PTSI Delaware, IncTitan GP, LLC, Titan Specialties, Ltd.
20070788Paul G. DesmaraisMarch & McLennan Companies, IncPutnam Investments Trust.

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,


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[FR Doc. 07-1165 Filed 3-12-07; 8:45 am]