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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 Comission 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 53874

Trans No.AcquiringAcquiredEntities
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/05
20081512TCV V, L.PRiskMetrics Group, Inc.RiskMetrics Group, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/06/2008
20081498Entegris, IncCowen Investments Holding, LLCPoco Graphite Holdings, LLC Poco Graphite, Inc.; Poco Graphite International; Poco Graphite, SARL.
20081524Inergy, L.PDemetree Salt Holdings, LLCU.S. Salt, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/06/2008
20081536Ashland IncHercules IncorporatedHercules Incorporated.
20081557AEA Investors 2006 Fund VI, L.PQuad-C Partners L.PBehavioral Holding Corp.
20081559Cross Country Healthcare, IncMDA Holdings, IncAllied Health Group, Inc.; Credent Verification and Licensing Services, Inc.; Jamestown Indemnity, Ltd.; Medical Doctor Associates, Inc.
20081560Microsoft CorporationDATAllegro, IncDATAllegro, Inc.
20081564Blackstone RGIS Capital Partners V L.PRonald 0. PerelmanAllied Security Holdings LLC.
20081570Convergys CorporationIntervoice, IncIntervoice, Inc.
20081579CVT Holding S.A.SFinanciere Cover team SASFinanciere Coverteam SAS.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/10/2008
19882164Anacomp, IncXidex CorporationXidex Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/12/2008
20081398Smith International, IncW-H Energy Services, IncW-H Energy Services, Inc.
20081525American Seafoods L.PYardarm Knot, IncHighland Light Seafoods, LLC; Tracy Anne, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/13/2008
20071584Sun Pharmaceutical Industries LtdTaro Pharmaceutical Industries LtdTaro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
20081529David and Sherry Gold99 cents Only Stores99 cents Only Stores.
20081563Nam Jung KimDel Monte Foods CompanyDel Monte Foods Company; Galapesca, S.A.; Marine Trading Pacific, Inc.; Panapesca Fishing, Inc.; Star-Kist Samoa, Inc.
20081568Motorola, IncJay ChaudhryAirDefense, Inc.
20081577DeVry IncU.S. Education CorporationU.S. Education Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/14/2008
20081585Tilman JFertitta Landry's Restaurants, IncLandry's Restaurants, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/15/2008
20081532Nycomed S.C.A. SICARImmunomedics, IncImmunomedics, Inc.
20081571David Gelbaum and Monica Chavez GelbaumGridPoint, IncGridPoint, Inc.
20081593International Business Machines CorporationILOG S.AILOG S.A.
20081595Bay Harbour Holdings, LLCS&B Industries Inc. (debtor-in-possessionS&B Industries Inc. (debtor-in-possession).
20081598Michel ReybierChateau Montelena (FNA Montelena Associates)Chateau Montelena (FNA Montelena Associates).
20081600Macquarie Global Partnership V Opportunities Partners, L.PMarathon Fund LimitedPetermann Holding Co.
20081601TowerCo II Holdings LLCSprint Nextel CorporationSprint Nextel Corporation.
200816094116372 Canada IncAmerican Greetings CorporationAmerican Greetings Corporation.
20081612Alcatel LucentMotive, IncMotive, Inc.
20081614CHS Private Equity V LPWeb Service Company, IncWeb Service Company, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/18/2008
20081599Iberdrola, S.AEnergy East CorporationEnergy East Corporation.
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20081606Quadrangle (AIV) Capital Partners II LPStephen E. MyersSmart City Information Services, LLC OFL LLC); Smart City/mpiNET, LLC (FL LLC); Smart City Solutions, LLC (FL LLC); Smart City Telecommunications LLC (Del. LLC); Smart City Television LLC (Del. LLC).
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/19/2008
20081608Time Warner IncRipplewood Partners II, LPQSP, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/20/2008
20081517MetLife IncFirst Horizon National CorporationFirst Horizon National Corporation.
20081527ABB LtdKEC Acquisition CorporationKEC Acquisition Corporation.
20081607Kenneth J, FeldLive Nation, IncLive Nation Motor Sports, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/21/2008
20081544Commercial Metals Company Reinforcing-Tensioning Services, IncAlfredo BubionBubion Investment Co. Regional Steel Corporation; RPS Cable Corporation; The Dawn Lizabeth Bubion 2003 Trust; The Debbie Ann Martinez 2003 Trust.
20081594Charlesbank Equity Fund VI, Limited PartnershipCardinal Health, Inc.Tecomet Inc. (“Tecomet”).
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/22/2008
20081554Cleveland Cliffs IncAlpha Natural Resources, IncAlpha Natural Resources, Inc.
20081574Ametek, IncXantrex Technology IncElgar Holdings, Inc.
20081586Schneider Electric SAXantrex Technology, IncXantrex Technology Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/25/2008
20081589Pershing Square, L.PLongs Drug Stores CorporationLongs Drug Stores Corporation.
20081620Markit Group Holdings LimitedJPMorgan Chase & CoJ.P. Morgan FCS Corp.
20081623Temasek Capital (Private) LimitedMerrill Lynch & Co., IncMerrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
20081629Covance IncEli Lilly and CompanyEli Lilly and Company.
20081633LLR Equity Partners III, L.PSunTrust Banks, IncTransPlatinum Service Corp.
20081634The Walt Disney CompanyThe Active Network, IncThe Active Network, Inc.
20081642Gannett Co., IncCareerBuilder, LLCCareerBuilder, LLC.
20081645Deutsche Telekom AGNextWave Wireless, IncAWS Wireless Inc.
20081651Diamond Foods, IncGeneral Mills, IncGeneral Mills, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/26/2008
20081562JV HoldingsSpitzer Holding CompanySpitzer Industries LLC.
20081617Georg F.WContinental AG SchaefflerContinental AG.
20081625Arlington Tankers LtdGeneral Maritime CorporationGeneral Maritime Corporation.
20081626General Maritime CorporationArlington Tankers LtdArlington Tankers Ltd.
20081631Peter C. GeorgiopoulosGalileo Holding CorporationGalileo Holding Corporation.
20081638PTT Chemical Public Company LimitedCognis Holding Luxembourg S.a.r.lCognis Olechemicals (M) Sdn. Bhd.
20081639PTT Chemical Public Company LimitedPermodalan Nasional BerhadCognis Olechemicals (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/27/2008
20081436Finmeccanica-Societa' per azioniDRS Technologies, IncDRS Technologies, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/28/2008
20081622Ameriprise Financial, IncWilliam C. MorrisJ.& W. Seligman & Co. Incorporated.
20081628Macquarie Global Opportunities Partners, L.PSentient Jet Holdings, LLCAvBuy, LLC; PNFS, LLC; Private Jets, Inc.; Sentient Flight Group, Inc.; Sentient Jet, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—08/29/2008
20081489Else Kroner-Fresenius-StiftungDr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, M.DAPP Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20081597Johnson & JohnsonAmgen IncAmgen Inc.
20081653Assurant, IncTrident II, L.PTrident Signal Holdings, 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,


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[FR Doc. E8-21466 Filed 9-16-08; 8:45 am]