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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—12/17/2007
20080293United Stationers, IncBrazos Equity Fund II, LPORS Nasco Holding, Inc.
20080322Rudolph Technologies, IncApplied Precision Holdings, LLCApplied Precision Holdings, LLC.
20080327Live Nation, IncMr. Dell R. FuranoSignatures SNI, Inc.
20080332American Industrial Partners Capital Fund IV, L.PEmerson Electric CoBrooks Instrument B.V.; Emerson Electric Co.; Emerson Electric Korea Ltd.; Emerson Japan Ltd.; Emerson Process Management Magyarorszag Kft; Mobrey S.A.
20080374Sun Capital Partners V, L.PDarden Restaurants, IncGMRI, Inc; GMR Restaurants of Pennsylvania, Inc.; Smokey Bones LLC.
20080380Knology, IncC. Christopher DupreeGraceba Total Communications, Inc.
20080383William SauderPope & Talbot, IncPope & Talbot, Inc.; Pope & Talbot Ltd.; Pope & Talbot Lumber Sales, Inc.; Pope & Talbot Spearfish Limited Partnership.
20080385Sanofi-AventisRegeneron Pharmaceuticals, IncRegeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20080387Valitas Equity LLCMadison Dearborn Capital Partners, LPValitas Health Services, Inc.
20080389General Electric CompanySouthwestern Energy CompanyArkansas Western Gas Company.
20080396Versa Capital Fund I, LPInPhonic, IncInPhonic, Inc.
20080397Nirma LimitedSun Capital Partners III QP, LPSearles Valley Minerals Inc.; Searles Valley Minerals Operations Inc.
20080406MarkWest Energy Partners, LPMarkWest Hydrocarbon, IncMarkWest Hydrocarbon, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/18/2007
20080336Getinge ABBoston Scientific CorporationAFx LLC; CardioThoracic Systems LLC; Origin Medsystems LLC.
20080337Trian Star TrustThe Cheesecake Factory IncorporatedThe Cheesecake Factory Incorporated.
20080355Inverness Medical Innovations, IncParadigmHealth, IncParadigmHealth, Inc.
20080407Odyssey Investment Partners Fund III, LPAmerican Capital Strategies, LtdRanpak Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/19/2007
20080299Deffenbaugh Disposal, IncThe Ronald D. Deffenbaugh Irrevocable Trust of 2007Deffenbaugh Industries, Inc.
20080357GCA Holdings CorporationSavvian, LLCSavvian, LLC.
20080399Motorola, IncVertex Standard Co. LtdVertex Standard Co. Ltd.
20080401Borse Dubai LimitedThe Nasdaq Stock Market, IncThe Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc.
20080405C.R. Bard, IncEdwards Lifesciences CorporationEdwards Lifesciences A.G.; Edwards Lifesciences LLC.
20080410Littlejohn Fund II, LPRodney P. HuntRS Information Systems, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/20/2007
20071179Google IncHellman & Friedman Capital Partners V, LPClick Holding Corp.
20071755Barry DillerPaciolan, IncPaciolan, Inc.
20080339VT Group plcAEPCO, IncAEPCO, Inc.
20080341Donata Holding SEKelso Investment Associates VII, LPDLI Holding Corp.
20080384KS Vista TrustKGen Power CorporationKGen Power Corporation.
20080390Robert J. SchlegelMelton L. BaconAAA Manufacturing Stone, Inc.; Colorado Stone Products of Texas, Inc.; Creative Stone Mfg., Inc.; Desert Pumice, Inc.
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20080419GTCR Fund IX/A, LPDubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) LtdCorporate Jets, Inc.; Piedmont Hawthorne Aviation, LLC; Piedmont/Hawthorne Canada, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/21/2007
20080324Leeds Equity Partners IV, LPGTCO CorporationGTCO Corporation.
20080400The Nasdaq Stock Market, IncPhiladelphia Stock Exchange, IncPhiladelphia Stock Exchange, Inc.
20080414Macquarie Group LimitedEdward BarlowChesapeake Publishing Corporation.
20080416Gary SegalWDF Services CorporationWDF Services Corporation.
20080426Wendel InvestissementWESCO International, IncLADD Industries, LLC.
20080427Regency Energy Partners, LPCarlyle/Riverstone CDM Corp. Holdings II, LLCCDM Resource Management, Ltd.
20080429AT&T IncHarbor Wireless, LLCHarbor Wireless, LLC.
20080432Liberty Media CorporationMilestone Partners II, LPBodybuilding.com, LLC.; Higher Power Nutrition Common Holdings, LLC.
20080437Light Tower Holdings LLCQuadrangle Capital Partners LPDataNet Communications Group, Inc.
20080442Halyard Capital Fund II, LP2000 Riverside Capital Appreciation Fund, LPHCPro Holdings, Inc.
20080443AT&T IncEdge Wireless Holding Company, LLCEdge Wireless, LLC.
20080446Tangent Fund Shareholders TrustWeatherford International LtdWeatherford International Ltd.
20080451Regency Energy Partners LPGeneral Electric CompanyFrontStreet Hugoton, LLC.
20080456SUPERVALU IncAlbertson's LLCABS RM Investor LLC.; ABS RM Lease Investor LLC.; Albertson's LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/26/2007
20080363PolyOne CorporationGreat Lakes Synergy CorporationGLS Corporation; GLS International, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/28/2007
20080350Multiband CorporationDirecTECH Holding Company Employee Stock Ownership TrustDirecTECH Holding Company, Inc.
20080360Stichting Gerdau JohannpeterQuanex CorporationQuanex Corporation.
20080361National Oilwell Varco, IncH. Lee Welch, JrWelch Power Source, LLC.; Welch Sales and Service, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/31/2007
20080379Essentia HealthDakota Clinic, LtdDakota Clinic, Ltd.
20080388VeraSun Energy CorporationUS BioEnergy CorporationUS BioEnergy Corporation.
20080411Trian Star TrustMarsh & McLennan Companies, IncMarsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
20080412Trian Partners, LPMarsh & McLennan Companies, IncMarsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
20080440Highland Crusader Fund II, LtdICO Global Communications (Holdings) LimitedICO Global Communications (Holdings) Limited.
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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. 08-77 Filed 01-10-08; 8:45 am]

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