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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—on the dates indicated—of the waiting period provided by law and the premerger notification rules. The listing for each transaction includes the transaction number and the parties to the transaction. 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.

Early Terminations Granted December 1, 2011 Thru December 30, 2011

ET dateTrans. No.ET reg. statusParty name
12/01/201120120158GHMS Holdings Corp.; Redhills Ventures, LLC; HMS Holdings Corp.
20120209GAMERIGROUP Corporation; Lutheran Medical Center; AMERIGROUP Corporation
20120214GQuantum (Choctaw) Utility Investments I, LLC; GDF SUEZ S.A.; Quantum (Choctaw) Utility Investments I, LLC
20120215GRiverstone/Carlyle Renewable & Alternative Energy Fund 11-C; Boralex Inc.; Riverstone/Carlyle Renewable & Alternative Energy Fund II-C
20120216GHigh Liner Foods, Incorporated; Icelandic Group hf.; High Liner Foods, Incorporated
20120220GTPG Partners VI, L.P.; Michael Cardone, Jr; TPG Partners VI, L.P.
20120224GGeneral Electric Company; Carlyle U.S. Growth Fund III, L.P.; General Electric Company
20120235GInergy, LP; Albion Mezzanine Fund II, LLC; Inergy, LP
12/02/201120120194GGreeneden Topco S.C.A.; Alcatel Lucent; Greeneden Topco S.C.A.
20120225GMarcelino dos Anjos Nascimento; Veolia Environment S.A.; Marcelino dos Anjos Nascimento
20120230GNews Corporation; Pan American Sports Partners Company; News Corporation
20120231GT. Boone Pickens; Clean Energy Fuels Corp.; T. Boone Pickens
20120238GEnterprise Products Partners L.P.; Enbridge, Inc.; Enterprise Products Partners L.P.
20120239GLynn Tilton; Hussey Copper Ltd.; Lynn Tilton
20120241GEnbridge Inc.; ConocoPhillips; Enbridge Inc.
20120242GCerberus Institutional Partners, L.P; GlaxoSmithKline plc; Cerberus Institutional Partners, L.P.
20120245YMidOcean Partners III, L.P.; BB&T Corporation; MidOcean Partners III, L.P.
20120246GAEA Investors Small Business Fund II; LLR Equity Partners II, L.P.; AEA Investors Small Business Fund
20120247GJLL Partners Fund VI, L.P.; American Dental Partners, Inc.; JLL Partners Fund VI, L.P.
20120248GNew Enterprise Associates 13, L.P.; Fisker Automotive Holdings, Inc.; New Enterprise Associates 13, L.P.
20120249GKleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers XIII, LLC; Fisker Automotive Holdings, Inc.; Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers XIII, LLC
20120250GKleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers XII, LLC; Fisker Automotive Holdings, Inc.; Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers XII, LLC
20120251GThe Resolute Fund II, L.P.; H.I.G. Capital Partners IV, L.P.; The Resolute Fund II, L.P.
20120254GRichard D. Kinder; Kinder Morgan, Inc.; Richard D. Kinder
20120255GFS Equity Partners VI, L.P.; Marwit Capital Partners II, LP; FS Equity Partners VI, L.P.
20120260GThe Weir Group PLC; Industrial Growth Partners III, L.P.; The Weir Group PLC
12/05/201120120152GCoventry Health Care, Inc.; Children's Mercy's Family Health Partners, Inc.; Coventry Health Care, Inc.
20120160GUnited Technologies Corporation; Rolls-Royce plc; United Technologies Corporation
20120178GJP Morgan Chase & Co.; Wright Medical Group, Inc.; JP Morgan Chase & Co.
12/06/201120111253GHellman & Friedman Capital Partners VI, L.P.; SunGard Capital Corp.; Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners VI, L.P.
20120164GTransDigm Group Incorporated; Harco Laboratories, Inc.; TransDigm Group Incorporated
20120285GAmerican Industrial Partners Capital Fund IV, L.P.; Dover Corporation; American Industrial Partners Capital Fund IV, L.P.
12/07/201120120191GWMB Holdings, Inc.; Warburg Pincus Private Equity IX, L.P.; WMB Holdings, Inc.
20120226GTitan Private Holdings I, LLC; Tekelec; Titan Private Holdings I, LLC
20120268GFrancois Pinault; Brioni S.p.A.; Francois Pinault
20120275GPlains All American Pipeline, L.P.; Western Refining, Inc.; Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.
12/08/201120110767GLaboratory Corporation of America Holdings; Orchid Cellmark, Inc.; Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings
20120222GSCP III MV One, L.P.; MOSAID Technologies Incorporated; SCP III MV One, L.P.
12/09/201120111224GValeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.; Johnson & Johnson; Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
20111225GValeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.; Sanofi; Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
20120253GMETLIFE, Inc.; MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc.; METLIFE, Inc.
20120259GSnow Phipps II AIV, L.P.; Gary D. and Marcia Nelson; Snow Phipps II MV, L.P.
20120263GWPP plc; The Glover Park Group Holdings, LLC; WPP plc
20120266GFS Equity Partners VI, L.P.; First Watch Restaurants, Inc.; FS Equity Partners VI, L.P.
20120287GSterling Group Partners III, L.P.; E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company; Sterling Group Partners III, L.P.
20120288GAutomatic Data Processing, Inc.; David Blundin; Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
20120289GHarvest Partners VI, L.P.; Equity Investor Acquisition LLC; Harvest Partners VI, L.P.
20120291GWest Corporation; HyperCube LLC; West Corporation
20120294GBain Capital Fund X, L.P.; Medtronic, Inc.; Bain Capital Fund X, L.P.
20120296GAres Corporate Opportunities Fund III, L.P.; Potomac Fusion, Inc.; Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund III, L.P.
12/12/201120120067GIochpe-Maxion S.A.; Hayes Lemmerz International, Inc.; lochpe-Maxion S.A.
20120269GHelen of Troy Limited; The Procter & Gamble Company; Helen of Troy Limited
20120282GCitigroup Inc.; KHOF Holdings, Inc.; Citigroup Inc.
20120295GShahid Rafig Khan; Jacksonville Jaguars, Ltd.; Shahid Rang Khan
20120298GBrazos Equity Fund III, L.P.; FS Equity Partners V. L.P.; Brazos Equity Fund III, L.P.
20120299GGlobal Partners LP; AE Holdings Corp.; Global Partners LP
20120302GEnCap Energy Infrastructure Fund, L.P.; Harold G. Hamm; EnCap Energy Infrastructure Fund, L.P.
12/14/201120120233GTPG-Axon Partners, LP; Equinix, Inc.; TPG-Axon Partners, LP
12/15/201120120234GTPG-Axon Partners (Offshore), Ltd.; Equinix, Inc.; TPG-Axon Partners (Offshore), Ltd.
20120229GAmerican Securities Partners V. L.P.; INX Inc.; American Securities Partners V, L.P.
20120267GGeneral Dynamics Corporation; Force Protection Inc.; General Dynamics Corporation
12/16/201120120276GWindy City Investments Holdings, LLC; Gresham Asset Management LLC; Windy City Investments Holdings, LLC
20120277GWindy City Investments Holdings, LLC; Gresham Investment Management LLC; Windy City Investments Holdings, LLC
20120303GJeffrey A. Honickman; Terrence J. McGlinn, Sr.; Jeffrey A. Honickman
20120304GDominic Origlio, Jr.; Terrence J. McGlinn, Sr.; Dominic Origlio, Jr.
20120305GWells Fargo & Company; MC Gro, LLC; Wells Fargo & Company
20120308GLeucadia National Corporation; U.S. Premium Beef, LLC; Leucadia National Corporation
20120309GRomano Volta and Lucia Fantini; Danaher Corporation; Romano Volta and Lucia Fantini
20120311GW.M. Barr & Company, Inc.; Microban International, Ltd.; W.M. Barr & Company, Inc.
20120314GHarbinger Group Inc.; HKW Capital Partners III, L.P.; Harbinger Group Inc.
20120315GMason Wells Buyout Fund III, LP; Ronald and Joan Beeman; Mason Wells Buyout Fund III, LP
20120316GGenstar Capital Partners V, L.P.; Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.; Genstar Capital Partners V. L.P.
20120318GKeyera Corp.; Chevron Corporation; Keyera Corp.
20120319GKeyera Corp.; Neste Oil Corporation; Keyera Corp.
20120320GMarkel Corporation; Gregory S. Thompson; Markel Corporation
20120326GAlleghany Corporation; Transatlantic Holdings, Inc.; Alleghany Corporation
20120327GNICE-Systems Ltd.; Merced Systems, Inc.; NICE-Systems Ltd.
12/19/201120120335GSiemens Aktiengesellschaft; eMeter Corporation; Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
12/20/201120120252GKKR Samson Investors L.P.; Stacy Schusterman; KKR Samson Investors L.P.
20120256GCareGroup, Inc.; Milton Hospital Foundation, Inc.; CareGroup, Inc.
20120331GCHS Private Equity V LP; Royall & Company Holding, Inc.; CHS Private Equity V LP
12/22/201120120307GRaytheon Company; Henggeler Computer Consultants, Inc.; Raytheon Company
20120317GAdobe Systems Incorporated; Efficient Frontier, Inc.; Adobe Systems Incorporated
20120324GFrancisco Partners III (Cayman), LP.; American Industrial Capital Fund IV, LP; Francisco Partners III (Cayman), L.P.
12/23/201120120261GThe Williams Companies, Inc.; ASP V Alternative Investments, L.P.; The Williams Companies, Inc.
20120301GUnitedHealth Group Incorporated; MatlinPatterson Global Opportunities Partners III L.P.; UnitedHealth Group Incorporated
20120321GToyota Tsusho Corporation; Tokyo Electric Power Company; Toyota Tsusho Corporation
20120328GSAP AG; SuccessFactors, Inc.; SAP AG
20120330GKKR 2006 Fund (Overseas), Limited Partnership; Redwing LP; KKR 2006 Fund (Overseas), Limited Partnership
20120333GTPG Partners V, LP.; Kirin Holdings Company, Limited; TPG Partners V, L.P.
20120336GCourt Square Capital Partners II, L.P.; The 2001 Wasserstein Family Trust; Court Square Capital Partners H, L.P.
20120344GFREI Bravo MV, L.P.; ArcLight Energy Partners Fund IV, L.P.; FREI Bravo MV, L.P.
20120345GFREI Bravo MV, L.P.; ArcLight Energy Partners Fund III; FREI Bravo MV, L.P.
20120347GStarr International Company, Inc.; Starr Insurance Group, Inc.; Starr International Company, Inc.
20120350GKGHM Polska Miedz S.A.; Quadra FNX Mining Ltd.; KGHM Polska Miedz S.A.
20120353GGreenbriar Equity Fund II, L.P.; KRG Capital Fund III, L.P.; Greenbriar Equity Fund II, L.P.
20120356GEpiq Systems, Inc.; De Novo Legal LLC; Epiq Systems, Inc.
20120359GBrazos Equity Fund III, L.P.; Global Private Equity IV Limited Partnership; Brazos Equity Fund III, L.P.
12/27/201120120343GAGS Topco Holdings, LP; Advantage Waypoint LLC; AGS Topco Holdings, LP
12/28/201120120340GPartners Limited; Terra-Gen Power Holdings, LLC; Partners Limited
12/29/201120120349GBrown & Brown, Inc.; Spectrum Equity Investors V. L.P.; Brown & Brown, Inc.
12/30/201120120337GWestern Gas Partners, LP; Anadarko Petroleum Corporation; Western Gas Partners, LP


Renee Chapman, Contact Representative, or Theresa Kingsberry, Legal Assistant, Federal Trade Commission, Premerger Notification Office, Bureau of Competition, Room H-303, Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326-3100.

By Direction of the Commission.

Donald S. Clark,


[FR Doc. 2012-231 Filed 1-10-12; 8:45 am]