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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.Start Printed Page 57578

Trans #AcquiringAcquiredEntities
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/24/2007
20072076UniCredito Italiano S.p.ACapitalia S.p.ACapitalia S.p.A.
20072122Explorer Pipeline CompanyPetroleos de Venezuela S.APetroleos de Venezuela S.A.
20072129Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSCPioneer Natural Resources CompanyPioneer Natural Resources Canada Inc.
20072145Great Hill Equity Partners III, L.PMark Towfiq and Carol NakaharaInteleNet Communications, Inc.
20072152Eugene M. IsenbergNabors Industries LtdNabors Industries Ltd.
20072153Energy Transfer Partners, L.PMSCP IV CRDI, LLCCanyon Gas Resources, LLC
20072155Copano Energy, L.L.CMSCP IV CRDI, LLCCantera Natural Gas, LLC
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/25/2007
20072101Infineon Technologies AGLSI CorporationLSI Corporation
20072109Audax Private Equity Fund II, L.PBill D. Brady, as Trustee of the Bill D. Brady TrustBrady Holdings, LLC
20072136S-Process Equipment International S.a.r.lSchenck Process SASchenck Process Holding GmbH
20072156AEGON N.VMerrill Lynch & Co., IncMerrill Lynch Life Insurance Company, ML Life Insurance Company of New York
20072160FleetCor Technologies, IncChevron CorporationChevron U.S.A. Inc.
20072163J.P. Morgan Chase & CoSud Chemie AGSud Chemie AG
20072165NTR plcEdgewater Growth Capital Partners, LPRecycled Holdings Corporation
20072167Babcock & Brown LimitedBill SjolanderCMC Industries, Inc., CMC Railroad, Inc.
20072168Lydian Capital Partners LPTrilogy Investors, LLCTrilogy Investors, LLC
20072171Management Consulting Group PLCKurt Salmon Associates, IncKurt Salmon Associates, Inc.
20072185Thermo Fisher Scientific IncPriority Air Holdings CorpPriority Air Holdings Corp.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/26/2007
20071496Mylan Laboratories IncE. Merck oHGEMD, Inc., Merck dura GmbH, Merck Genericos S.L., Merck Generics Belgium B.V.B.A., Merck Generics Group B.V.
20072098RF Micro Devices, IncSirenza Microdevices, IncSirenza Microdevices, Inc.
20072166Knoll, IncMr. John EdelmanTeddy & Arthur Edelman, Limited
20072172Industrial Growth Partners III, L.PRussell W. and Pamela C. LaneAtlas Material Testing Technology, LLC
20072174New Mountain Lake Holdings, LLCU.S. Express Enterprises, IncU.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.
20072188Gildan Activewear IncV.I. Prewett & Son, Inc.V.I. Prewett & Son, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/27/2007
20070861FirstGroup plcLaidlaw International, IncLaidlaw International, Inc.
20071415Maruha Group IncNichiro CorporationNichiro Corporation
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/28/2007
20072179BB&T CorporationCollateral Holdings, LtdCollateral Management, LLC, Collateral Real Estate Capital, LLC
20072184Carlyle Europe Partners III, L.PSociedad General de Aguas de Barcelona, S.A. (“Abgar”)APPLUS Servicios Technologicos, S.L.
20072186Iconix Brand Group, IncOfficial Pillowtex, LLCOfficial Pillowtex, LLC
20072187Yahoo!, IncZimbra, IncZimbra, Inc.
20072190American Capital Strategies, LtdWells Fargo & CompanyImperial Supplies LLC
20072195Warburg Pincus Private Equity IX, L.PIntegra Telecom, Inc.Integra Telecom, Inc
20072198Pfingsten Executive QP Fund III, L.PTropitone Furniture Co., IncTropitone Furniture Co., Inc.
20072201ABRY Partners V, L.PEHR Holdings, LLCExecutive Health Resources, Inc.
20072204GSCP Sigma (Lux) S.a.r.lSajjan Kumar AgarwalGampak Products Corporation, Roemed Holdings, Inc., Semco Electric Private Limited, Sigma Electric Manufacturing Corporation, Ultratech Metals (India) Private Limited
20072205SECOM Co., LTDGordon CraneApple & Eve, LLC
20072208SECOM Co., LTDWeston Presidio Capital III, LPApple & Eve, LLC
20072212Francois PinaultUnited Retail Group, Inc.United Retail Group, 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. 07-4969 Filed 10-9-07; 8:45 am]