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Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies

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The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below.

The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The applications also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained from the National Information Center website at www.ffiec.gov/​nic/​.

Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than October 19, 2009.

A. Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Ivan Hurwitz, Bank Applications Officer) 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10045-0001:

1. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., New York, New York; to retain 9 percent of the voting shares of Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Atlantic Capital Bank, both of Atlanta, Georgia.

2. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., New York, New York; to retain 9.8 percent of the voting shares of Avenue Financial Holdings, Inc., and thereby indirectly retain voting shares of Avenue Bank, both of Nashville, Tennessee.

3. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., New York, New York; to retain 6.6 percent of the voting shares of Doral Holdings, L.P., and thereby indirectly retain voting shares of Doral Bank, both of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

In connection with this application, Applicant also has applied to retain Doral Holdings, L.P., and Doral Bank, FSB, New York, New York, a federal savings association, and engage in operating a savings and loan association, pursuant to Section 225.28(b)(4) of Regulation Y.

4. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., New York, New York; to retain its indirect interest in The First Marblehead Corporation, and thereby acquire Union Federal Savings Bank both of Boston, Massachusetts, and engage in operating a savings and loan association, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(4) of Regulation Y.

B. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Kenneth Binning, Vice President, Applications and Enforcement) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105-1579:

1. BW Acquisition, LLC Fountain Greemn Utah; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 57.7 percent of the voting shares of Utah Community Bancorp, and thereby indirectly acquire Utah Community Bank, both of Sandy, Utah.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, September 21, 2009.

Robert deV. Frierson,

Deputy Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. E9-23132 Filed 9-24-09; 8:45 am]

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