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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

[July 1, 2014 thru July 31, 2014]

20141057GUnited Natural Foods, Inc.; Tony's Fine Foods; United Natural Foods, Inc.
20141083GLifePoint Hospitals, Inc. Conemaugh Health System, Inc.; LifePoint Hospitals, Inc.
20141097GWind Point Partners VII-A, L.P.; Charles L. Shor; Wind Point Partners VII-A, L.P.
20141149GTrilantic Capital Partners V (North America) AIV L.P.; Traeger Pellet Grills Holdings LLC; Trilantic Capital Partners V (North America) AIV L.P.
20140555GValeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.; Precision Dermatology, Inc.; Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
20141053GNestle, S.A.; Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.; Nestle, S.A.
20141123GTemasek Holdings (Private) Limited; Adconion Media Group Limited Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited.
20141061GPalladian Holdings, Inc.; iParadigms Holdings LLC; Palladian Holdings, Inc.
20141136GThe Priceline Group Inc.; OpenTable, Inc.; The Priceline Group Inc.
20141148GAon plc; StoneRiver Group, L.P.; Aon plc.
20141152GICV Partners III, L.P.; CPM Holdco, Inc.; ICV Partners III, L.P.
20141160GJohn C. Malone; Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.; John C. Malone.
20141161GLiberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.; TripAdvisor, Inc.; Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.
20141163GPamlico Capital III, L.P.; Racecar Holdings, LLC; Pamlico Capital III, L.P.
20141167GSequential Brands Group, Inc.; Carlyle U.S. Equity Opportunity Fund, L.P.; Sequential Brands Group, Inc.
20141175GCarlyle U.S. Equity Opportunity Fund, L.P.; Sequential Brands Group, Inc.; Carlyle U.S. Equity Opportunity Fund, L.P.
20141164GPhillips 66; Dominus Capital Partners LP; Phillips 66.
20141181GMerz Holding GmbH & Co. KG; Ulthera, Inc.; Merz Holding GmbH & Co. KG.
20141119GBVO Holdings, LLC; Ronald I. Dozoretz, M.D. and Beth Dozoretz; BVO Holdings, LLC.
20140842GGTCR Fund IX/A, L.P.; Nordion (Canada) Inc.; GTCR Fund IX/A, L.P.
20141171GGoogle. Inc.; Dropcam, Inc.; Google, Inc.
20141184GMotherson Sumi Systems Limited; Stoneridge, Inc.; Motherson Sumi Systems Limited.
20141192GCalera Capital Partners IV, L.P.; USS Parent Holding Corp.; Calera Capital Partners IV, L.P.
20141195GTA XI L.P.; SkinnyPop Popcorn LLC; TA XI L.P.
20141103GAmSurg Corp.; Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners VI, L.P.; AmSurg Corp.
20141104GHellman & Friedman Capital Partners VI, L.P.; AmSurg Corp.; Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners VI, L.P.
20141106GHellman and Friedman Capital Partners VI (Parallel), LP.; AmSurg Corp. Hellman and Friedman Capital Partners VI (Parallel), L.P.
20141153GWEX Inc.; Genstar Capital Partners V, L.P.; WEX Inc.
20141178GJohn C. Malone; Liberty Interactive Corporation; John C. Malone.
20141186GOleum S.a.r.l.; Deoleo S.A.; Oleum S.a.r.l.
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20141165GBlackstone Capital Partners VI L.P.; Marlin Equity II, L.P.; Blackstone Capital Partners VI L.P.
20141182GOpera Software ASA; Insight Venture Partners VI, L.P.; Opera Software ASA.
20141185GLagardere SCA; Perseus Capital, L.L.C.; Lagardere SCA.
20141198GFalcon Strategic Partners IV, LP; Laney Directional Holdings, LLC; Falcon Strategic Partners IV, LP.
20141203GCatholic Health Initiatives; St. Alexius Medical Center; Catholic Health Initiatives.
20141206GCox Family Voting Trust u/a/d 7/26/13; Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.; Cox Family Voting Trust u/a/d 7/26/13.
20141207GTwenty-First Century Fox, Inc.; Cox Family Voting Trust u/a/d 7/26/13; Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.
20141157GSamsonite International S.A.; Black Diamond Inc.; Samsonite International S.A.
20141227GGroup 1 Automotive, Inc.; William F. Munday; Group 1 Automotive, Inc.
20141194GStryker Corporation; Small Bone Innovations, Inc; Stryker Corporation.
20141143GChina Huaxin Post and Telecommunication Economy Dev. Center; Alcatel-Lucent; China Huaxin Post and Telecommunication Economy Dev. Center.
20141172GStarboard Value and Opportunity Fund LP; Darden Restaurants, Inc.; Starboard Value and Opportunity Fund LP.
20141191GLevine Leichtman Capital Partners V. L.P.; Roark-FASTSIGNS LLC; Levine Leichtman Capital Partners V, L.P.
20141193GGenstar Capital Partners VI, L.P.; Case Interactive Media, Inc.; Genstar Capital Partners VI, L.P.
20141209GTexas Pipe & Supply Company, Ltd. Netz Group Ltd; Texas Pipe & Supply Company, Ltd.
20141159GGeisinger Health System Foundation; Sisters of Christian Charity Healthcare Corp Geisinger Health System Foundation.
20131165GSinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.; Perpetual Corporation; Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
20141202GNokia Corporation; HCP Wireless, LLC; Nokia Corporation.
20141208GVista Foundation Fund II, L.P.; SFW Capital Partners Fund L.P.; Vista Foundation Fund II, L.P.
20141231GAtmel Corporation; Newport Media, Inc.; Atmel Corporation.
20141238GValidus Holdings, Ltd.; Ebelphie Private Foundation; Validus Holdings, Ltd.
20141242GConsolidated Communications Holdings, Inc.; Enventis Corporation; Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc.
20141248GWingate Partners V, L.P.; Monomoy Capital Partners II, L.P.; Wingate Partners V, L.P.
20141261GRandal J. Kirk; Pro-Edge, LP; Randal J. Kirk.
20141132GKindred Healthcare, Inc.; Gentiva Health Services, Inc.; Kindred Healthcare, Inc.
20141215GJANA Nirvana Offshore Fund, Ltd.; PetSmart, Inc.; JANA Nirvana Offshore Fund, Ltd.
20141216GJANA Offshore Partners, Ltd.; PetSmart, Inc.; JANA Offshore Partners, Ltd.
20141245GTeleperfonnance S.A.; The Virgo Trust; Teleperformance S.A.
20141253GHormel Foods Corporation; Gregory Pickett; Hormel Foods Corporation.
20140978GBel Fuse Inc.; Emerson Electric Co.; Bel Fuse Inc.
20141158GMr. Pierre Paul Lassonde Secom Co., Ltd.; Mr. Pierre Paul Lassonde.
20141190GMarlin Equity IV, L.P.; CA. Inc.; Marlin Equity IV, L.P.
20141211GProvidence Equity Partners VI, L.P.; VitalSmans, LC; Providence Equity Partners VI, L.P.
20141213GTreeHouse Foods, Inc.; Snacks Parent Corporation; TreeHouse Foods, Inc.
20141221GSensata Technologies Holding N.V.; Littlejohn Fund III, L.P.; Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.
20141234GAlcoa Inc.; Oak.Hill Capital Partners III. L.P.; Alcoa Inc.
20141244GThoma Bravo Fund XI, L.P.; Sparta Holding Corporation; Thoma Bravo Fund XI, L.P.
20141258GPGP Investors, LLC; Voting Trust c/o Raymond Johnson; PGP Investors, LLC.
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20141266GRoche Holding Ltd.; Seragon Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Roche Holding Ltd.
20141199GTrian Partners, L.P.; The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation; Trian Partners, L.P.
20141200GTrian Partners Strategic Investment Fund II, L.P.; The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation; Trian Partners Strategic Investment Fund II, L.P.
20141201GTrian Star Trust Intertrust Fund Services (Cayman) Limited; The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation; Trian Star Trust Intertrust Fund Services (Cayman) Limited.
20141243GGolden Gate Capital Opportunity Fund, L.P.; Green Street Holdings, Inc.; Golden Gate Capital Opportunity Fund, L.P.
20141170GSiemens Aktiengesellschaft; Rolls-Royce Holdings plc; Siemens Aktiengesellschaft., inc.; RelatelQ, Inc.;, inc.
20141259GEdward S. Lampert; AutoNation, Inc.; Edward S. Lampert.
20141260GLinn Energy, LLC; Devon Energy Corporation; Linn Energy, LLC.
20141263GBerkshire Hathaway, Inc.; RoundTable Healthcare Partners II, L.P.; Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.
20141264GOwens & Minor, Inc.; Medical Action Industries Inc.; Owens & Minor, Inc.
20141268GRealogy Holdings Corp.; ZipRealty, Inc.; Realogy Holdings Corp.
20141269GThe Kroger Co.;, Inc.; The Kroger Co.
20141270GIngenico S.A.; WCAS XI-GC, L.P. lngenico S.A.
20141272GConsonance Private Equity, L.P.; Omnicare, Inc.; Consonance Private Equity, L.P.
20141274GLondon Stock Exchange Group plc; The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company; London Stock Exchange Group plc.
20141284GGreen Equity Investors VI, L.P.; Mister Car Wash Holdings Inc.; Green Equity Investors VI, L.P.
20141286GThe Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited; Protective Life Corporation; The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited.
20141290GTimothy D. Cook; Apple Inc.; Timothy D. Cook.
20141254GNabors Industries Ltd. C&J Energy Services, Inc.; Nabors Industries Ltd.
20141273GKeats Atlanta Infrastructure L.P.; Acciona, S.A.; Keats Atlanta Infrastructure L.P.
20141279GDanaher Corporation; Siemens Aktiengesellschaft; Danaher Corporation.
20141217GJazz Pharmaceuticals Public Limited Company; Sigma-Tau Finanziaria, S.p.A.; Jazz Pharmaceuticals Public Limited Company.
20141230GBerkshire Fund VIII, L.P.; Richard and Sharon Portillo; Berkshire Fund VIII, L.P.
20141265GSt. Jude Medical, Inc.; Linsalata Capital Partners Fund V, L.P.; St. Jude Medical, Inc.
20141275GMark Zuckerberg; Pond Ventures Nominee III Limited; Mark Zuckerberg.
20141276GChow Tai Fook Capital Limited; Glenn Rothman; Chow Tai Fook Capital Limited.
20141297GDiscovery Communications, Inc.; All3Media Holdings Limited; Discovery Communications, Inc.
20141073GGebr. Knauf Verwaltungsgesellschaft KG; Guardian Industries Corp.; Gebr. Knauf Verwaltungsgesellschaft KG.
20141237GSilver Lake Partners IV, L.P.; QBS Holding Company, Inc.; Silver Lake Partners IV, L.P.
20141249GUllink S.a.r.l.; Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.; Ullink S.a.r.l.
20141283GQLT Inc.; Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; QLT Inc.
20141287GAres Corporate Opportunities Fund IV, L.P.; Summit Partners Private Equity Fund VII-A, L.P. Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund IV, L.P.
20141187GHapag-Lloyd AG; Compania Sud Americana de Vapores S.A.; Hapag-Lloyd AG.
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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.

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By Direction of the Commission.

Donald S. Clark,


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[FR Doc. 2014-18958 Filed 8-11-14; 8:45 am]