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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

[May 1, 2012 thru May 31, 2012]

05/01/201220120144GKinder Morgan, Inc.; El Paso Corporation; Kinder Morgan, Inc.
05/02/201220120713GRobert C. Dart; Vestar Capital Partners IV, L.P.; Robert C. Dart.
20120767GNew Mountain Partners III, L.P.; American Wholesale Insurance Holding Company, LLC; New Mountain Partners III, L.P.
05/04/201220120762GMichael G. Rubin; Dreams, Inc.; Michael G. Rubin.
20120770GJ.P. Morgan Digital Growth Fund L.P.; Conduit Ltd.; J.P. Morgan Digital Growth Fund L.P.
20120771GElectricite de France S.A.; Exelon Corporation; Electricite de France S.A.
20120777GLee Equity Partners Fund Summer MV LP; The Edelman Financial Group Inc.; Lee Equity Partners Fund Summer MV LP.
20120782GFreepoint Commodities Holdings LLC; JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Freepoint Commodities Holdings LLC.
20120784GRacecar Holding, LLC; Knology, Inc.; Racecar Holding, LLC.
05/07/201220120781GGTCR Fund X/A LP; Warburg Pincus Private Equity VIII, L.P.; GTCR Fund X/A LP.
05/08/201220120384GNuance Communications, Inc.; Vlingo Corporation; Nuance Communications, Inc.
20120757GEncore Capital Group, Inc.; Cerberus Partners. L.P.; Encore Capital Group, Inc.
20120766GConAgra Foods, Inc.; Odom's Tennessee Pride Sausage, Inc.; ConAgra Foods, Inc.
20120775GSilver Lake Sumeru Fund, L.P.; MedSeelc, Inc.; Silver Lake Sumeru Fund, L.P.
05/09/201220120776GMadison Dearborn Capital Partners VI-A, L.P.; TRM Holdings Corporation; Madison Dearborn Capital Partners VI-A, L.P.
05/10/201220120774GLiberty Media Corporation; Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.; Liberty Media Corporation.
20120807GKia Motors Corporation; Hyundai Motor Company; Kia Motors Corporation.
05/11/201220120625GSprouts Farmers Markets, LLC; Michael Gilliland; Sprouts Farmers Markets, LLC.
05/14/201220120742GCorvex Master Fund LP; Corrections Corporation of America; Corvex Master Fund LP.
20120795GTom Benson; NBA Development League Holdings. LLC; Tom Benson.
20120796GQuad-C Partners VII, L.P.; Steven R. Matzkin, D.D.S.; Quad-C Partners VII, L.P.
20120798GAZZ incorporated; Aron Seiken; AZZ incorporated.
20120800GIntuit Inc.; Demandforce, Inc.; Intuit Inc.
20120801GKinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.; KKR 2006 Fund (Energy IV) L.P.; Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.
20120805GOmnicell, Inc.; Excellere Capital Fund, L.P.; Omnicell, Inc.
20120806GCenterPoint Energy, Inc.; Encana Corporation; CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
05/15/201220120786GIngram Industries Inc.; GS Maritime Holding LLC; Ingram Industries Inc.
20120799GToshiba Corporation; International Business Machines Corporation; Toshiba Corporation.
20120828GSociedade de Gestao e Financiamentos, S.G.P.S., S.A.; Brisa Auto-Estradas de Portugal, S.A.; Sociedade de Gestao e Financiamentos, S.G.P.S., S.A.
05/16/201220120594GUnitedHealth Group, Inc.; Preferred Care Partners Holding Corp.; UnitedHealth Group, Inc.
20120790GAlfa, S.A.B. de C.V.; J.L. French Automotive Castings, Inc.; Alfa, S.A.B. de C.V.
05/17/201220120809GAffiliated Managers Group, Inc.; Donald A. Yacktman; Affiliated Managers Group, Inc.
05/18/201220120810GAlix Blocker, Inc.; H&F Astro MV, L.P.; Alix Blocker, Inc.
20120813GCenterbridge Capital Partners II, L.P.; P.F. Changs China Bistro, Inc.; Centerbridge Capital Partners II, L.P.
20120818GValeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.; Raymond J. and Maria Francis; Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
20120819GMicrochip Technology Incorporated; Standard Microsystems Corporation; Microchip Technology Incorporated.
20120820GMark West Energy Partners, L.P.; Energy Spectrum Partners V LP; Mark West Energy Partners, L.P.
20120826GOpen Text Corporation; EasyLink Services International Corporation; Open Text Corporation.
05/21/201220120769GThoma Bravo Fund IX, L.P.; WestView Capital Partners, L.P.; Thoma Bravo Fund IX, L.P.
20120803GThe Veritas Capital Fund IV, L.P.; 2003 TIL Settlement, c/o The Woodbridge Company Limited; The Veritas Capital Fund IV, L.P.
20120815GTrimble Navigation Limited; Google, Inc.; Trimble Navigation Limited.
20120824GWarburg Pincus Private Equity X, L.P.; Quad Partners III-ALP; Warburg Pincus Private Equity X, L.P.
20120827GTrustHouse Services Holdings, LLC; Valley Services, Inc.; TrustHouse Services Holdings, LLC.
05/22/201220120791GBeam Inc.; Paul G. Coulombe; Beam Inc.
20120814GAscena Retail Group, Inc.; Charming Shoppes, Inc.; Ascena Retail Group, Inc.
20120839GIxia; Anue Systems, Inc.; Ixia.
05/24/201220120780GNational Oilwell Varco, Inc.; Schlumberger N.V.; National Oilwell Varco, Inc.
20120816GCatterton Partners VI, L.P.; Catterton Partners IV, L.P.; Catterton Partners VI, L.P.
20120817GCatterton Partners VI, L.P.; Ferrara Pan Candy Company, Inc.; Catterton Partners VI, L.P.
20120822GJazz Pharmaceuticals Public Limited Company; EUSA Pharma Inc.; Jazz Pharmaceuticals Public Limited Company.
20120825GClayton, Dubilier & Rice Fund VIII, L.P.; BlueScope Steel Ltd.; Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Fund VIII, L.P.
20120831GTowers Watson & Co.; Extend Health, Inc.; Towers Watson & Co.
05/25/201220120833GInternational Business Machines Corporation; Tealeaf Technology, Inc.; International Business Machines Corporation.
20120835GKratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.; Amy A. & Michel M. Fournier; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.
20120836GDanaher Corporation; VSS Monitoring, Inc.; Danaher Corporation.
20120843GAkira Holding Foundation; Imperial Sugar Company; Akira Holding Foundation.
20120845GDelta Air Lines, Inc.; Phillips 66; Delta Air Lines, Inc.
20120849GEnergy Transfer Equity, L.P.; Sunoco, Inc.; Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.
05/29/201220120834GCentre Capital Investors V, L.P.; FKA Distributing Co.; Centre Capital Investors V, L.P.
20120838GWells Fargo & Company; Merlin Group Holdings, LLC; Wells Fargo & Company.
20120842GH.I.G. Capital Partners IV, L.P.; Madhavan K. Nayar; H.I.G. Capital Partners IV, L.P.
20120851GCrosstex Energy, L.P.; Energy Equity Partners, L.P.; Crosstex Energy, L.P.
20120852GOCP Trust; Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc.; OCP Trust.
20120853GNucor Corporation; ArcelorMittal S.A.; Nucor Corporation.
20120854GGeneral Dynamics Corporation; IPW Holdings, Inc.; General Dynamics Corporation.
20120857GThe Resolute Fund II, L.P.; Babcock International Group Inc.; The Resolute Fund H, L.P.
20120871GAjay Piramal; Providence Equity Partners V L.P.; Ajay Piramal.
05/30/201220120861GAgilent Technologies, Inc.; EQT V (No.1) Limited Partnership; Agilent Technologies, Inc.
05/31/201220120812GSeagate Technology plc; Philippe Spruch; Seagate Technology plc.


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. 2012-14256 Filed 6-12-12; 8:45 am]