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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 9404

Trans #AcquiringAcquiredEntities
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/26/2009
20090260Turin Networks, IncForce10 Networks, IncForce10 Networks, Inc.
20090261Munchener Ruckversicherungs-Gesellschaft AG inAmerican International Group, IncHSB Group, Inc.
20090262Local TV Holdings Raycom Media, IncLLC Community Television of Alabama License, LLC, Community Television of Alabama, LLC, FoxCo Acquisition, LLC
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/27/2009
20090241Medtronic, IncAblation Frontiers, IncAblation Frontiers, Inc.
20090258Warburg Pincus Private Equity X, L.PNuance Communications, IncNuance Communications, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/28/2009
20090238JP Morgan Chase & CoDC Chemical Co., LtdColumbian Chemicals Holding LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/29/2009
20081828 Getinge ABDatascope CorpDatascope Corp
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/02/2009
20090271Lions Gate Entertainment CorpMacrovision Solutions CorporationTV Guide Entertainment Group, Inc.
20090278NPG Mistream & Resources, L.PMarkWest Liberty Midstream & Resources, L.L.CMarkWest Liberty Midstream & Resources, L.L.C.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/04/2009
20090243Glen A. TaylorGolden Oval Eggs, LLCAEI, LLC, GOEMCA, Inc., Golden Oval Eggs, LLC, Midwest Investors of Iowa.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/05/2009
20090264Electricité de France S.AConstellation Energy Group, IncACE Cogeneration Company, CER Generation II, LLC, Constellation Power Source Generation, Inc., Handsome Lake Energy LLC, Inter-Power/Ahlcon Partners L.P., Panther Creek Partners, Safe Harbor Water Power Corporation, Sunnyside Cogeneration Associates.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/09/2009
20090281Autonomy Corporation PLCInterwoven, IncInterwoven, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/10/2009
20090277 Morgan StanleyMorgan Stanley Smith Barney LLCMorgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/12/2009
20090272Olympus Growth Fund V, LPKocher-Plastik H. Bohmer GmbH & Co. KGHolopack International Corp.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/13/2009
20090284Unilever N.VMascolo Brothers Limited Mascolo Brothers Limited
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/17/2009
20090286JLL Partners Fund VI, L.PPharmaNet Development Group, IncPharmaNet Development Group, 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,


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[FR Doc. E9-4381 Filed 3-3-09; 8:45 am]