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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 62295

Trans No.AcquiringAcquiredEntities
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/16/2008
20081021CME Group Inc.NYMEX Holdings, Inc.NYMEX Holdings, Inc.
20081281The Hearst Family TrustNewCo, LLCNewCo, LLC.
20081312JPMorgan Chase & Co.Caxton-Iseman (NAHP), L.P.Caxton-Iseman (NAHP), L.P.
20081315First BanCorpCG Investor, LLCDaimlerChrysler Financial Services Caribbean, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/17/2008
20081274Illinois Tool Works, Inc.Coller International Partners IV-D, L.PQSA Global, Inc.
20081275ING Groep N.V.State Street CorporationCitiStreet LLC.
20081276ING Groep N.V.Citigroup Inc.CitiStreet LLC.
20081310Bain Capital X, L.P.American Capital Strategies, Ltd.Contec Holdings, Ltd.
20081313The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.Bank of America CorporationCIVC Partners IIA, L.P.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/18/2008
20081308Sageview Capital Master, L.P.EverBank Financial CorpEverBank Financial Corp.
20081327Providence Equity Partners V L.P.Education Management CorporationEducation Management Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/20/2008
20081306Lehman Brothers Partners IV L.P.Angelica CorporationAngelica Corporation.
20081317S.A.C. Private Equity Investors, L.P.Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.MedQuist Inc.
20081319Carousel Capital Partners Ill L.P.Xinhua Finance LimitedMergent, Inc.
20081320Great Wisconsin Credit UnionSummit Credit UnionSummit Credit Union.
20081324Leeds Equity Partners IV, L.P.Education Management CorporationEducation Management Corporation.
20081326Newhouse Broadcasting CorporationDiscovery Communications, Inc.Discovery Communications, Inc.
20081328GS Capital Partners V, L.P.Education Management CorporationEducation Management Corporation.
20081332Emerson Electric Co.General Equipment and Manufacturing Company, IncGeneral Equipment and Manufacturing Company, Inc.
20081339Wellspring Capital Partners IV, L.P.NC Limited Partner Holdings, LLCCleaver-Holdings, Inc.
20081344Johnson Controls, Inc.Julie Nguyen BrownPlastic Engineered Products, Inc.
20081348Jones Lang LaSalle IncorporatedStaubach Holdings, Inc.Staubach Holdings, Inc.
20081349TP Group 2007-B, L.P.Walter S. Lutz, Jr.Signicast Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/23/2008
20081242Cablevision Systems CorporationNMG Company, LLCNMG Company, LLC.
20081279SPO Partners II, L.P.Reilly Family Limited PartnershipLamar Advertising Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/24/2008
20081272Ashland Inc.Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
20081298USRG Power & Biofuels Fund II, L.PRenewable Energy Group, Inc.Renewable Energy Group, Inc.
20081307XTO Energy Inc.Timothy C. HeadingtonHeadington Oil Company LLC. Nesson Gathering System, LLC.
20081316Macquarie Group LimitedExpress Energy Services Holding, LPExpress Energy Services Holding, LP.
20081323Hologic, Inc.Third Wave Technologies, Inc.Third Wave Technologies, Inc.
20081330Phillip Ean CohenValue Financial Services, Inc.Value Financial Services, Inc.
20081335Sierra Pacific ResourcesReliant Energy, Inc.Reliant Energy Asset Management, LLC. Reliant Energy Wholesale Generation, LLC.
20081336Societe Cooperative Agricole Champagne CerealesArcher-Daniels-Midland CompanyADM Malting, LLC.
20081361Olympus Growth Fund IV, L.PErnest Edward & Ann ZinkeAnn's House of Nuts, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/25/2008
20081305GulfMark Offshore, Inc.Rigdon Marine Holdings, L.L.C.Rigdon Marine Corporation.
20081342TPF II, L.P.Dynegy Inc.Rolling Hills Generating, LLC.
20081352Burger King Holdings, Inc.Michael Simmonds and Linda SimmondsSimmonds Restaurant Management, Inc. SRF Holdings L.L.C. SR of Iowa, L.L.C.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/26/2008
20080269Banner HealthSun Health CorporationSun Health Corporation. Sun Health Research Institute.
20081333FTI Consulting, Inc.TOP-2005, LLCAttenex Corporation.
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Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/27/2008
20081257Comtech Telecommunications Corp.Radyne CorporationRadyne Corporation.
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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. E8-24649 Filed 10-17-08; 8:45 am]

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