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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—07/23/2007
20071756Green Equity Investors, V, L.P.The Container Store, Inc.The Container Store, Inc.
20071760Frozen, LLCReddy Ice Holdings, Inc.Reddy Ice Holdings, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATIONS—07/24/2007
20071434Warburg Pincus Private Equity IX, L.PMarshall & Ilsley CorporationMetavante Holdings Company.
20071650E-Ton Solar Tech Co., Ltd.George FieglAdema Technologies, Inc.
20071703Permira IV L.P.2Valentino Fashion Group S.p.A.Valentino Fashion Group S.p.A.
20071710Harbinger Capital Partners Special Situations Offshore FundMotient CorporationMotient Corporation.
20071713SCR-Sibelco N.V.Peak Lime, Inc.Peak Lime, Inc.
20071723Metalmark Capital Partners, L.P.Behrman Capital III L.P.Hunter Defense Technologies, Inc.
20071740Avista Capital Partners, L.P.Citigroup Inc.IWCO Direct Holdings Inc.
20071750Allied Capital CorporationDavid KigerWorldwide Express Holdings, LLC.
20071761Blue Point Capital Partners II, L.P.Morgan 2001 Revocable TrustWDC Exploration & Wells.
20071767ValueClick, Inc.Mezi Media, Inc.Mezi Media, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—07/25/2007
20071708Diamond Castle Partners IV, L.P.Managed Purchasing LLCChicago Healthcare Corp. Managed Purchasing LLC.
20071712Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.C&D Technologies, Inc.C&D Dynamo Corporation. C&D Technologies (CPS) LLC. C&D Technologies de Mexico S.A. de C.V. Datel Holding Corporation. Dynamo Acquisition Corporation. NCL Holdings Limited.
20071739Tanfield Group plcAllen T. HavlinSnorkel Holdings LLC.
20071757Linn Energy, LLCDominion Resources, Inc.DEPI Subco. DEPI Survivor LP. Dominion Exploration MidContinent, Inc. Dominion Gas Marketing, Inc DOTEPI Subco. DOTEPI Survivor LP.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—07/26/2007
20071702The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.NF Acquisition CorporationNF Acquisition Corporation.
20071716United Technologies CorporationJohn W. WardEdward B. Ward & Company.
20071724Fidelity National Information Services, InceFunds CorporationeFunds Corporation.
20071741L'Oreal S.A.Maly's of California, Inc.Maly's of Utah, LLC.
20071746Serafina Holdings LimitedIntelsat Holdings, Ltd.Intelsat Holdings, Ltd.
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20071774Apax Europe VI-A, L.P.ALM Media Group Holdings, Inc.ALM Media Group Holdings, Inc.
20071781F&H Acquisition Corp.Champps Entertainment, Inc.Champps Entertainment, Inc.
20071787Sterling Group Partners II, L.P.Intergrated Service Company LLCIntegrated Service Company LLC.
20071790Fort Chicago Energy Partners L.PCountryside Power IncomeCountryside Power Income Fund.
20071794Coventry Health Care, Inc.Dr. Steven M. Scott and Rebecca J. ScottFlorida Health Plan Administrators, LLC.
20071795Pearls Invest S.a.r.l.AlpInvest Partners Direct Investments 2003 cvTaminco N.V.
20071796Intel CorporationNancy Knowlton and David MartinSMART Technologies Inc.
20071833Ulysses Luxembourg S.a.r.l.Univar N.V.Univar N.V.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—07/27/2007
20071737Promontoria Europe Investments VI LDCToro US Newco Corp.Toro US Newco Corp.
20071751General Atlantic Partners (Bermuda), L.PPromontoria Europe Investments VI LDCPromontoria Europe Investments XI LDC.
20071779SunGard Capital CorpVeriCenter, Inc.VeriCenter, Inc.
20071818Citigroup, Inc.Big Red, Inc.Big Red, Inc.
20071819American Express CompanyAmeriprise Financial, Inc.AMEX Assurance Company.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—07/30/2007
20071653Lincolnshire Equity Fund III, L.P.Mr. Roger ChapmanNile Chapman Construction, Inc. RN Industries, Inc. RN Industries Trucking, Inc. Timberline Machinery.
20071773CyberSource CorporationAuthorize.Net Holdings, Inc.Authorize.Net Holdings, Inc.
20071817Con-way Inc.Transportation Resources, Inc.Transportation Resources, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—07/31/2007
20071788United Group LimitedSteven C. KletjianUNICCO Service Company.
20071803BH Hotels Holdco LLCHilton Hotels CorporationHilton Hotels Corporation.
20071808MidOcean Partners III, L.P.Bushnell Inc.Bushnell Inc.
20071829Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc.Nabors Industries, Ltd.Nabors Industries Ltd.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—08/01/2007
20071772Thomas Cressey Fund VIII, LPSKM Equity Fund III, L.P.Advanced Homecare Holdings, Inc.
20071782Citizens Communications CompanyABRY Partners IV, L.P.Evans Telephone Holdings Inc.
20071822The Goldman Sachs Group, IncPicis, Inc.Picis, Inc.
20071823Picis, Inc.Francisco Partners, L.P.Lynx Medical Systems Holding Corp.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—08/03/2007
20071488Spohn Cement GmbHHanson PLCHanson PLC.
20071727Gilbert Global Equity Partners, L.PCrown Holdings, Inc.CO2LD, LLC. Crown Biofuels, LLC. Crown Iron Works Company. Europa Crown Management Ltd. Wuhan Crown Friendship.
20071830JH Investment Partners, L.P.Cortec Group Fund III, L.P.High Response Holdings, Inc.
20071831Consolidated Communications Holdings, IncNorth Pittsburgh Systems, Inc.North Pittsburgh Systems, Inc.
20071840VeraSun Energy CorporationASAlliance Biofuels, LLCASA OPCO Holding, LLC.
20071845Warner Music Group, Corp.Barry DillerFront Line Management Group, Inc.
20071846Warner Music Group, Corp.Liberty Media CorporationFront Line Management Group, Inc.
20071849Energizer Holdings, IncPlaytex Products, Inc.Playtex Products, Inc.
20071875Maple Tree Holdings, L.P.Cecil Y. Ray Jr.The Rigg Group, Inc.
20071876Rosa Anna Magno GaravogliaSammy Roy HagarCabo Wabo, LLC. Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada de Capital Variable.
20071877V.F. CorporationSeven For All Mankind, LLCSeven For All Mankind, LLC.
20071878Unicorn Investment Bank B.S.C. (c)Todd D and Eleanor T. YunVictron Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—08/06/2007
20071800Accenture Ltd.Michael L. GeorgeGeorge Group Consulting Services, L.P. George Group Incorporated.
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20071869Manpower Inc.The Greenwood Group, Inc.The Greenwood Group, Inc.
20071885Dry Creek CorporationFortune BrandsBean Wine Estates, Inc. Global Spirits & Wine, Inc. Peak Wines International, Inc. William Hill Napa, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—08/07/2007
20071786Citigroup Inc.Automated Trading Desk, Inc.Automated Trading Desk, Inc.
20071805Google Inc.Postini, Inc.Postini, Inc.
20071859Allied Capital CorporationFerndale Pharma Group, Inc.Ferndale Pharma Group, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—08/08/2007
20071754Educational Testing Service2003 TIL SettlementPrometric Holdings LLC
20071776Carlyle Europe Partners II, L.P.Zodiac S.A.Debes und Wunder GmbH. Marine Holding US Corp. Zodiac European Pools France SAS. Zodiac Group Australia. Zodiac Hurricane Tech Canada. Zodiac International S.A. Zodiac Kern GmbH.
20071821Court Square Capital Partners II, L.PPlatinum Equity Capital Partners, L.PCHR Holding Corporation.
20071839Palladium Equity Partners III, L.PThe Thaxton Group, Inc.Allied Business Systems, LLC Covington Credit, Inc. Covington Credit of Alabama, Inc. Covington Credit of Georgia, Inc. Covington Credit of Texas, Inc. Quick Credit Corporation. Southern Finance of South Carolina, Inc. Southern Finance of Tennessee, Inc. Southern Management Corporation. Thaxton Investment Corporation.
20071851RJO Investor Corp.Iowa Grain CompanyIowa Grain Company.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—08/09/2007
20071759M J W AshleyEverlast Worldwide, Inc.Everlast Worldwide, Inc.
20071783LS Power Equity Partners, L.P.TransAlta CorporationTransAlta Corporation.
20071784LS Power Equity Partners II, L.P.TransAlta CorporationTransAlta Corporation.
20071785Luminum Energy Partners QP, L.PTransAlta CorporationTransAlta Corporation.
20071820New Mountain Partners III, L.P.Charterhouse Equity Partners III, L.POakleaf Global Holdings, Inc.
20071827JumpTV Inc.XOS Technologies, Inc.XOS Technologies, Inc.
20071870Blackstone Capital Partners V, L.PDJO IncorporatedDJO Incorporated.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—08/10/2007
20071752Littlejohn Fund III, L.P.Hancock Park Capital II, L.P.Synchronous Aerospace Group.
20071762Maple Hill Holding CompanyMelvin R. BerlinBerlin Packaging L.L.C.
20071765TPG Partners V, L.P.Connell Limited PartnershipWabash Alloys, L.L.C.
20071793Carlyle Partners IV Telecommunications, L.PARINC IncorporatedARINC Incorporated.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—08/13/2007
20071778The Finish Line, Inc.Genesco Inc.Genesco Inc.
20071797S.A.C. Capital International, Ltd.Applera CorporationApplera Corporation.
20071872Istithmar PJSCJones Apparel Group, Inc.Barneys New York, Inc.
20071879TreeHouse Foods, Inc.E.D. Smith Income FundE.D. Smith GP Ltd. E.D. Smith & Sons, Limited. E.D. Smith & Sons, L.P.
20071880Principal Financial Group, Inc.Nationwide Mutual Insurance CompanyMorley Financial Services, Inc.
20071886R.H. Donnelley CorporationBusiness.com, Inc.Business.com, Inc.
20071887V.F. CorporationLucy Activewear Inc.Lucy Activewear Inc.
20071888P. Morgan McCagueBCE, IncBCE, Inc.
20071890The Hearst Family TrustGRP II, L.P.UGO Networks, Inc.
20071892BlackRock, Inc.Quellos Holdings, LLCQuellos Group, LLC.
20071896Brockway Moran & Partners Fund III, L.PSteven McLeodPacific Crane Maintenance Company, Inc.
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20071897Brockway Moran & Partners Fund III, L.PJoseph GregorioPacific Crane Maintenance Company, Inc.
20071898Red Sky Holdings L.P.CCS Income TrustCCS Inc.
20071901Weston Presidio V, L.P.Summit Energy Services, Inc.Summit Energy Services, Inc.
20071908ev3 IncFoxHollow Technologies, Inc.FoxHollow Technologies, Inc.
20071909Carlyle Partners V MC, L.P.Manor Care, Inc.Manor Care, Inc.
20071911Fidelity National Financial, Inc.Fidelity National Information Services, IncProperty Insight, LLC.
20071920CHS Private Equity V LPAmerican Capital Strategies Ltd.SAV Holdings Inc. Swank Audio Visuals.
20071927UST Inc.Warren and Barbara WiniarskiRainbowday LLC Stag's Leap Vineyards, L.P. Stag's Leap Wine Cellars.
20071928Vista Equity Partners Fund III, L.PMisys plcMisys Hospital Systems, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—08/14/2007
20071847Mr. Yiitshak SharonErgon, Inc.Lion Oil Company.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—08/15/2007
20071910TA X L.PArnhold and S. Bleichroeder Holdings, IncArnhold and S. Bleichroeder Holdings, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—08/16/2007
20071824S.A.C. Capital International, Ltd.WCI Communities, Inc.WCI Communities, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—08/17/2007
20071337Nuance Communications, Inc.VoiceSignal Technologies, Inc.VoiceSignal Technologies, Inc.
20071791Apax Europe V—A.L.P.David Martin and Nancy Knowlton1329169 Alberta Ltd.
20071926Market Dining Holding, LLC.McDonald's CorporationBoston Market Corporation.
20071975Steven P. JobsApple Inc.Apple 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. 07-4150 Filed 8-23-07; 8:45 am]

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