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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—08/20/2007
20071881Mr. Ronny PecikSpringwater MWZ Holdings S.a.r.l.MWZ Beteiligungs-GmbH.
20071882Mag. Georg StumpfSpringwater MWZ Holdings S.a.r.l.MWZ Beteiligungs-GmbH.
20071921Hewlett-Packard CompanyOpsware IncOpsware Inc.
20071934Intel CorporationEMC CorporationVMware, Inc.
20071941Chrestview Partners, L.PRonald I. Dozeretz, M.DFHC Health Systems, Inc.
20071945Cisco Systems, IncEMC CorporationVMware, Inc.
20071947Gordon W. OmmenUS BioEnergy CorporationUS BioEnergy Corporation.
20071957EMC CorporationBusinessEdge Solutions IncBusinessEdge Solutions Inc.
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20071961Concur Technologies, IncJupiter Partners L.PH-G Holdings, Inc.
20071974HBK Fund, L.PBlackstone ECC Communications Partners, L.PMontecito Television License Corp. of Topeka, Montecito Television License Corp. of Wichita, SJL of Kansas Corp., Topeka Television Corp.
20071976Warburg Pincus Private Equity IX, L.PInspire Pharmaceuticals, IncInspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20071986Sector Performance Fund, LPJoseph D. KestenbaumUnitek USA, LLC.
20071994Anil AmbaniYipes Holdings, IncYipes Holdings, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/21/2007
20071931Waste Connections, IncDominick DiVelloBroadAcre Landfill, Inc., U.S. Waste Industries, Inc.
20071932Waste Connections, IncVictor DiVelloBroadAcre Landfill, Inc., U.S. Waste Industries, Inc.
20071968Wolseley plcDavidson Pipe Company IncDavidson Pipe Company Inc.
20071972F5 Networks, IncAcopia Networks, IncAcopia Networks, Inc.
20071980Bank of America CorporationABN AMRO Holdings N.VABN AMRO North America Holding Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/22/2007
20071346Rockwood Holdings, IncElementis plcElementis Holdings Ltd.
20071939Harold L. Rosbottom, JrW. Barry MilnerExploreco Energy, Inc., Exploreco Pipe LLC.
20071940Harold L. Rosbottom, JrDon K. MilnerExploreco Energy, Inc., Exploreco Pipe LLC.
20071942HTS StiftungAustria Metall AktiengesellschaftAustria Metall Aktiengesellschaft.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/23/2007
20071853Carl C. IcahnBiogen Idec IncBiogen Idec Inc.
20071854Ichan Partners Master Fund LPBiogen Idec IncBiogen Idec Inc.
20071855Icahn Partners Master Fund II L.PBiogen Idec IncBiogen Idec Inc.
20071856Icahn Partners L.PBiogen Idec IncBiogen Idec Inc.
20071936BBA Aviation PLCLandow Aviation Limited PartnershipLandow Aviation Limited Partnership.
20071943Citigroup IncAmeriquest Capital CorporationACC Capital Holdings Corporation, AMC Mortgage Services, Inc., Ameriquest Mortgage Company, Argent Mortgage Company LLC.
20071969IHOP CorpApplebee's International, IncApplebee's International, Inc.
20071970Ristretto Holdings SCAWilliams Scotsman International, IncWilliams Scotsman International, Inc.
20071981ZM Private Equity Fund I, L.PEAC Holdings, L.L.CErickson Air-Crane Incorporated.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/24/2007
20071804Cenveo, IncIra B. KristelCommercial Envelope Manufacturing Co., Inc.
20071848Mr. Leonardo Del VecchioJim H. JannardOakley Inc.
20071891GS Global Infrastructure Partners I, L.PTrust of Fred R. Smith and Ouida M. SmithFRS Capital Corp.
20071904Time Warner IncTacoda, IncTacoda, Inc.
20071935Veolia Environnement S.AAllied Waste Industries, IncAllied Services, LLC, Allied Waste Transportation, Inc., Awin Leasing, Inc., BFI Waste Services, LLC, Blue Ridge Landfill General Partnership, E Leasing Company, LLC, Golden Waste Disposal, Inc., H. Leasing Company, LLC, Local Sanitation of Rowen County, L.L.C., Packerton Land Company, L.L.C., Wayne County Landfill IL, Inc.
20071937Richard L. DuobossoisDHP Acquisition CorpDESA Europe B.V., DESA Heating, LLC, DESA Industries of Canada, Inc., DESA LLC, DESA, LLC, DESA Speacialty, LLC, DESA (UK) Limited, Heath Company Limited, HIG-DHP Barbados, Ltd.
20071952MMI Investments, L.PThe Brink's CompanyThe Brink's Company.
20071957Castlerigg International LimitedPlains Exploration & Production CompanyPlains Exploration & Production Company.
20071965Compagnie Generale des Etablissements MichelinCooper Tire & Rubber CompanyOliver Rubber Company.
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Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/27/2007
20071641Ceradyne, IncEaglePicher CorporationEaglePicher Boron, LLC.
20071873Great Plains Energy IncorporatedAquila, IncAquila, Inc.
20071919Black Hills CorporationAquila, IncAquila, Inc.
20071951Pella CorporationEFCO CorporationEFCO Corporation.
20071984AT&T IncDeutsche Telekom AGAT&T Mobility LLC, T-Mobile USA, Inc.
20071985Deutsche Telekom AGAT&T IncAT&T Mobility LLC.
20071989RoundTable HealthCare Partners II, L.PMichael C. BiekerMarketLab, Inc.
20071991Bain Capital Fund IX, L.PAmerican Standard Companies IncAmerican Standard Philippines L.L.C., American Standard B&K Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V., American Standard B&K (Thailand) Public Company Limited, American Standard Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., American Standard Foreign Trading Limited, American Standard Korea, Inc., American Standard Philippines II L.L.C., American Standard (U.K.) Co., A-S Thai Holdings Ltd., CAPP Holdings Limited, Ceramic Sanitaryware Pte. Ltd., Edwards Logistics Limited, Egyptian American Industrial Plastics Co., S.A.E., Ideal Standard Beteiligungus-GmbH, Ideal Standard Bulgaria AD, Ideal Standard do Brasil Industia e Comercio, Ideal Standard Equipamentos Sanitarios LDA., Ideal Standard Financial Services SPRL, Ideal Standard GmbH, Ideal Standard Group, S. de R.L. de C.V., Ideal Standard Holding Italia S.r.l., Ideal Standard Industries France SAS, Ideal Standard Polska Sp. Z.o.o., Ideal Standard Porcher (U.K.) Limited, Ideal Standard S.A.I., Ideal Standard Scandinavia A/S, Ideal Standard S.L.U., Ideal Standard s.r.o, Ideal Standard (Thailand) Ltd., Ideal Standard Verwaltungs GmbH, Ideal Standard-Vidima AD, Jado Iberia-Produtos Metalurgicos, S.A., PT American Standard Indonesia, SAU Corp., SCI Saint Didier, Sorosa, Venborgh Holding B.V., Wabco Standard French Holdings SAS, Wabco Wedneday Ltd.
20071996Perot Systems CorporationJ.J. Wild Holdings, IncJ.J. Wild Holdings, Inc.
20071997Security Benefit Mutual Holding Company2003 Dynamic Irrevocable TrustRydex Holdings, Inc.
20071998Security Benefit Mutual Holding CompanyThe Skip Viragh Foundation, IncInvestment Capital Technologies, LLC.
20072000The Bear Stearns Companies IncDeb Shops, IncDeb Shops, Inc.
20072001Schneider Electric SADavis McDonaldPelco.
20072002International Business Machines CorporationPrinceton Softech, IncPrinceton Softech, Inc.
20072003Sageview Capital Master, L.PSally Beauty Holdings, IncSally Beauty Holdings, Inc.
20072004General Electric CompanyNRDC Equity Partners Fund III, LLCLord & Taylor LLC.
20072005Andrew IntraterAres Corporate Opportunities Fund II, L.PWhite Energy, Inc.
20072006TCV VI, L.PTradingScreen IncTradingScreen Inc.
20072007Merck & Co., Incev3 Incev3 Inc.
20072010Swedish Match ABCigars International Holding Company, IncCigars International Holding Company, Inc.
20072017Leandro P. RizzutoAllegro Mfg. IncAllegro Mfg. Inc.
20072020GSI Commerce, IncJ. Michael ClineAccretive Commerce, Inc.
20072021Azim H. PremjiInfocrossing, IncInfocrossing, Inc.
20072023Koch Industries, IncSmurfit-Stone Container CorporationSmurfit-Stone Container Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/28/2007
20071993Highland Crusader Fund II, LtdPDL BioPharma, IncPDL BioPharma, Inc.
20072016News CorporationDow Jones & Company, IncDow Jones & Company, Inc.
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Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/29/2007
20071983Sageview Capital Master, L.PWENDEL InvestissementWENDEL Investissement.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/30/2007
20071913Star Atlantic Waste Holdings, L.PAmerican International Group, IncADStar Waste Holdings Corp.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/31/2007
20071916MFG HOLDINGS SADSI International SarlDSI Holdings GmbH.
20071944Ram Holdings Company, LLCUnited Rentals, IncUnited Rentals, Inc
20071964Amedisys, IncIntegriCare, IncIntegriCare, Inc.
20071978Hejoassu Administracao S.AThe Brian Mahoney 2007 Grantor Retained Annuity TrustAmerican Gunite, Inc., American Gunite Management Co., Inc., Champion Truck Leasing, Inc., Prestige Gunite, Inc., Prestige Gunite Management Company, North Carolina, Inc., Prestige Gunite-NC, Inc., Prestige Gunite of Ft. Myers, Inc., Prestige Gunite of Ft. Pierce, Inc., Prestige Gunite of Melbourne, Inc., Prestige Gunite of Ocala, Inc., Prestige Gunite of Orlando, Inc., Prestige Gunite of Ormond Beach, Inc., Prestige Gunite of Pt. Charlotte, Inc., Prestige Gunite of Tampa, Inc., Prestige Gunite of West Palm Beach, Inc., Prestige Gunite Management Company South, Inc., Prestige Mobile Concrete, Inc., Prestige Mobile Concrete of Orlando, Inc.
20071979Hejoassu Administracao S.AMr. Beat KahliK&M Properties of Florida, LLC, K&M Properties of North Carolina, LLC, Prestige AB Block of Ft. Pierce, LLC, Prestige AB Block Plant, LLC, Prestige/AB Management Co., LLC, Prestige AB Management Co. of North Carolina, LLC, Prestige/AB Ready Mix, LLC, Prestige/AB Ready Mix of Alafaya, LLC, Prestige/AB Ready Mix of Davenport, LLC, Prestige/AB Ready Mix of Daytona, LLC, Prestige/AB Ready Mix of Ft. Pierce, LLC, Prestige/AB Ready Mix of Greensboro, LLC, Prestige/AB Ready Mix of Kissimmee, LLC, Prestige/AB Ready Mix of Melbourne, LLC, Prestige/AB Ready Mix of North Carolina, LLC, Prestige/AB Ready Mix of Winston-Salem, LLC.
20071995Castlerigg International LimitedSybase, IncSybase, Inc.
20072011Strength Capital Partners II, L.PCharles I. LunsfordSmith Mountain Industries, Inc.
20072012Strength Capital Partners II, L.PHarren Investors, L.PSmith Mountain Industries, Inc.
20072024Spartech CorporationMason Wells Leveraged Buyout Fund I, LPCreative Forming, Inc.
20072029Ulysses L. Bridgeman, JrBrinker International, IncBrinker Indiana, Inc., Brinker Ohio, Inc., Brinker Restaurant Corporation, Chili's of Minnesota, Inc.
20072033DXP Enterprises, IncDennis P. CircoPrecision Industries, Inc.
20072034Citrix Systems, IncXenSource, IncXenSource, Inc.
20072036KeyCorpTuition Management Systems, IncTuition Management Systems, Inc.
20072038Informa plcWilliam CohenThe Haworth Press, Inc.
20072041RCN CorporationNEON Communications Group, IncNEON Communications Group, Inc.
20072048Capital One Financial CorporationOak Investment Partners X, L.PNetSpend Holdings, Inc.
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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. 07-4619 Filed 9-18-07; 8:45 am]