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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. Start Printed Page 10245

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. No.AcquiringAcquiredEntities
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/14/2008
20080479Amazon.com, IncBill Me Later, IncBill Me Later, Inc.
20080494Duke Energy CorporationSaluda River Electric Cooperative, IncSaluda River Electric Cooperative, Inc.
20080569CML Healthcare Income FundARS Holding, IncARS Holding Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/15/2008
20080462Ms. Esther Koplowitz Romero de JuseuSiemens AktiengesellschaftHydrocarbon Recovery Services, Inc.
International Petroleum Corp. of Delaware.
20080469Teradyne, IncNextest Systems CorporationNextest Systems Corporation.
20080552Providence Equity Partners IV L.PWilliam L. AdamanyAGT Enterprises, Inc.
Star-Iowa, LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/16/2008
20080470Eisai Co., LtdMGI Pharma, IncMGI Pharma, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/17/2008
20080495KASLION S.a.r.LAtlantic Bridge Ventures Holdings LimitedGloNav Inc.
20080519Appolo Investment Fund VI, L.PGA Industries, IncGA Industries, Inc.
20080586Pfizer IncThe Biotech SettlementCovX Research LLC.
CovX Technologies Ireland Limited.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/18/2008
20080537Financiere Asteel S.A.Flash Electronics InternationalFlash Electronics Holding.
20080564Eli Lilly and CompanyBioMS Medical CorpBioMS Medical Corp.
20080587Alfa Mutual Insurance CompanyAlfa CorporationAlfa Corporation.
20080588Alfa Mutual Fire Insurance CompanyAlfa CorporationAlfa Corporation.
20080590Long Point Capital Fund, II, L.PAvadhesh and Umarani AgarwalUMS Enterprises, Inc.
20080598Gryphon Partners III, L.PAccelerated Health Systems, LLCAccelerated Health Systems, LLC.
20080606Lake Capital Partners II LPGary L. FishFishNet Security Holdings, Inc.
20080608Epicor Software CorporationNSB Retail Systems PLCNSB Retail Systems PLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/22/2008
20080522JANA Offshore Partners, LtdCNET Networks, IncCNET Networks, Inc.
20080563WuXi Pharma Tech (Cayman) IncAppTec Laboratory Services, IncAppTec Laboratory Services, Inc.
20080568BlueScope Steel LtdSan Faustin N.VImsa Steel Corp.
20080591IFM Infrastructure FundsConsolidated Edison, IncCED Generation Holding Company, LLC.
CED Rock Springs, LLC.
Consolidated Edison Energy.
Massachusetts, LLC.
Newington Energy, LLC.
Ocean Peaking Power, LLC.
20080595Murat UlkerCampbell Soup CompanyGodiva Chocolatier, Inc.
20080597Oak Hill Capital Partners III, L.PNews CorporationFox Television Stations, Inc.
New World Communications of Kansas City, Inc.
20080602Oracle Healthcare Acquisition CorpPrecision Therapeutics, IncPrecision Therapeutics, Inc.
20080611Linn Energy, LLCGary W. and Constance S. LewisLamamco Drilling Company.
20080612Linn Energy, LLCStanley J. and Sabrina L. MillerLamamco Drilling Company.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/23/2008
20080609Intuit IncElectronic Clearing House, IncElectronic Clearing House, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/24/2008
20080576American Securities Partners IV, L.PHorizon Global Technology, IncHorizon Global Technology, Inc.
20080578MHR Institutional Partners III LPLeap Wireless International, IncLeap Wireless International, Inc.
20080582Owl Creek Overseas Fund, LtdLeap Wireless International, IncLeap Wireless International, Inc.
20080600Jose Maria RubiraltaInova Diagnostics, IncInova Diagnostics, Inc.
20080603Quik-Way Retail Associates Holdings II, LtdRoyal Dutch Shell plcMotiva Enterprises LLC.
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20080604Quik-Way Retail Associates Holdings II, LtdAramco Services CompanyMotiva Enterprises LLC.
20080625Rock-Tenn CompanySteven GrossmanSouthern Container Corporation.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/25/2008
20080571Leucadia National CorporationAmeriCredit CorpAmeriCredit Corp.
20080580Brush Engineered Materials, IncTechni-Met, IncTechni-Met, Inc.
20080607U.S. BancorpGray M. EngSouthern DataComm, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/28/2008
20080561Ralcorp Holdings, IncKraft Foods IncCable Holco, Inc.
20080584Georg Fischer AGPhillip M. PourchotCentral Plastics Company.
20080585Georg Fischer AGRobert L. PourchotCentral Plastics Company.
20080592Castlerigg International LimitedCNET Networks, IncCNET Networks, Inc.
20080632Hudson Group Holdings, IncRobert B. CohenAirport Management Services LLC.
Hudson News Company.
Hudson Retail Dallas LP.
Hudson Retail Neu LaGuardia LP.
20080643A.B.C. Learning Centres LimitedRichard SodjaCA-III, LLC.
Capital Academic, LLC.
T.T. McKellips, LLC.
20080644A.B.C. Learning Centres LimitedCheryl L. SodjaCA-III, LLC.
Capital Academic, LLC.
T.T. McKellips, LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/29/2008
20080618HMTBP Holdings IncRobert W. Block, III and Nancy BlockParagon Tank and Equipment, Inc.
Pasadena Tank Corporation.
20080635The AES CorporationNatural Gas Partners VIII, L.PMountain View Power Partners, LLC.
20080638The Crawford Group, IncSteward Ventures, IncSteward Ventures, Inc.
20080651Bourse de Montreal, IncBoston Options Exchange Group, LLCBoston Options Exchange Group, LLC.
20080657Munchener Ruckversicherungs-GesellschaftAon CorporationOlympic Health Management Systems, Inc.
Sterling Life Insurance Company.
20080662Windjammer Senior Equity Fund III, L.PAmerican Capital Strategies, LtdPasternack Holdings, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/30/2008
20080596Harbinger Capital Partners Offshore Fund I, LtdThe New York Times CompanyThe New York Times Company.
20080599Koninklijke Phillips Electronics N.VRespironics, IncRespironics, Inc.
20080601Genzyne CorporationIsis Pharmaceuticals, IncIsis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20080622DTE Energy CompanyShenango IncorporatedShenango Incorporated.
20080628SemGroup Energy Partners, L.PSemGroup, L.PSemMaterials Energy Partners, L.L.C.
20080634Sun Capital Partners V, L.PKellwood CompanyKellwood Company.
20080641ArcLight Energy Partners Fund III, L.PRobert E. ParkerR.E. Parker Equipment, Co.
Repcon, Inc.
Repcon International Inc.
Repcon Properties, LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/31/2008
20080629Ingersoll-Rand Company LimitedTrane IncTrane Inc.
20080636ETIRC Aviation, S.a.r.l.Eclipse Aviation CorporationEclipse Aviation Corporation.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/01/2008
20080575Cobham plcBAE Systems plcBAE Systems Information & Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
20080639Kirk KerkorianDelta Petroleum CorporationDelta Petroleum Corporation.
20080647EMCORE CorporationIntel CorporationIntel Corporation.
20080661ACE LimitedAon CorporationCombined Insurance Company of America.
20080664AmTrust Financial Services, IncUnitrin, IncMilwaukee Casualty Insurance Co.
Security National Insurance Company.
Trinity Lloyd's Corporation.
Trinity Lloyd's Insurance Company.
Trinity Universal Insuance Company of Kansas, Inc.
20080665Elisabeth MurdochBen SilvermanBen Silverman Productions LLC.
Reveille, LLC.
Reveille Motion Pictures, LLC.
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20080671Kenan Advantage Group Holdings CorpJohn V. Crowe IIITransport Service Co.
20080675ConAgra Foods, IncDonald R. WattsWatts Brothers Farming, LLC.
Watts Brothers Farms, LLC.
Watts Brothers Fertilizer, Inc.
20080676E Com Ventures, IncModel Reorg, IncModel Reorg., Inc.
20080678North American Insurance Leaders, Inc.David J. and Teresa DisiereDeep South Holding, L.P.
20080685GSI Commerce, Ince-Dialog, Ince-Dialog, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/04/2008
20080579Husky Energy IncToledo Refinery LLCToledo Refinery LLC.
20080593E. Merck OGHIdera Pharmaceuticals, IncIdera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20080659UnitedHealth Group IncorporatedThree Rivers Holdings, IncThree Rivers Holdings, Inc.
20080666Marc S. HermelinHologic, IncCytyc Prenatal Products Corp.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/05/2008
20080645The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.Total System Services, IncTotal System Services, Inc.
20080654Owl Creek Overseas Fund, LtdMetroPCS Communications, IncMetroPCS Communications, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/06/2008
20080637Owl Creek Overseas Fund, LtdFoundation Coal Holdings, IncFoundation Coal Holdings, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/07/2008
20080621Siemens AktiengesellschaftMorgan Construction Company Voting TrustMorgan Construction Company.
20080623Cooper Industries, LtdMTL Instruments Group plcMTL Instruments Group plc.
20080673Sun Microsystems, IncMySQL ABMySQL AB.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/11/2008
20080073Carmeuse Holding S.A.Oglebay Norton CompanyOglebay Norton Company.
20080694Diageo plcRonsenblum Cellars, Inc.Ronsenblum Cellars, Inc.
20080701Axcel III K/S 2Pandora Jewelry America ApSPandora Jewely america ApS.
20080702Saputo IncAlto Dairy CooperativeAlto Dairy Cooperative.
20080716Arsenal Capital Partners Qualified Purchaser II LPCharter Brokerage Holdings, LLCCharter Brokerage Holdings, LLC.
20080718Vestar Capital Partners, V, L.PAmerican Securities Partners III, L.Pc/o American Securities Capital Partners, LLC.
PGA HOLDINGS, INC.
20080720Wilmington Trust CorporationGeorge & Renee KarfunkelAST Capital Trust Company of Delaware.
20080721Bain Capital Fund X, L.PBright Horizons Family Solutions, IncBright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc.
20080723Wilmington Trust CorporationMichael Karfunkel & Leah KarfunkelAST Capital Trust Company of Delaware.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/12/2008
20080653Bayside Opportunity Fund, L.PHD Supply, IncWilliams Bros. Lumber Co., LLC.
20080689Edward J. Ivy and Kimberly H. CohenCommercial Markets Holdco, IncAuto-C, LLC.
JohnsonDiversey, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/13/2008
20080452M & F Worldwide CorpPearson plcNewco LLC.
20080686Blum Strategic Partners IV, L.PCB Richard Ellis Group, IncCB Richard Ellis Group, Inc.
20080715The Timken CompanyCharles K. Elder, IIIBoring Specialties, Inc.
20080717Pace Micro Technology PLCKoninklijkle Philips Electronics N.VPhilips Home Networks France S.A.S.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/15/2008
20080726Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries LtdCoGenesys, IncCoGenesys, Inc.

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. 08-832 Filed 2-25-08; 8:45 am]

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