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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-ScottRodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, requires persons contemplating certain mergers or acquisitions to give the Federal Trade Commission and the Assistant Attorney Start Printed Page 2105General 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, 2014 thru December 31, 2014]

20150149GPilot Corporation; Clifton L. Thomas; Pilot Corporation.
20150159GScott Ferguson; CDK Global, Inc.; Scott Ferguson.
20140759YEastman Chemical Company; 2010 Acquisition Vehicle, LLC; Eastman Chemical Company.
20150198GIHS Inc.; Electra Private Equity PLC; IHS Inc.
20150203GPershing Square Holdings, Ltd.; Zoetis, Inc.; Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd.
20150204GPershing Square, L.P.; Zoetis Inc.; Pershing Square, L.P.
20150205YPershing Square International, Ltd.; Zoetis Inc.; Pershing Square International, Ltd.
20150213GMobile Mini, Inc.; Odyssey Investment Partners Fund III, LP; Mobile Mini, Inc.
20150218GBirch Partners, LP; Engility Holdings, Inc.; Birch Partners, LP.
20150224GJose Luis Cutrale; Chiquita Brands International, Inc.; Jose Luis Cutrale.
20150225GJoseph Safra; Chiquita Brands International, Inc.; Joseph Safra.
20150229GRajiv Batra; Palo Alto Networks, Inc.; Rajiv Batra.
20150232GHoldCo, LLC; Thoma Cressey Fund VIII, L.P.; HoldCo, LLC.
20150243GJames Ratcliffe: Carlyle Partners IV, L.P.; James Ratcliffe.
20150248GNew Media Investment Group Inc.; SCP Halifax Media LLC; New Media Investment Group Inc.
20150163GTenet Healthcare Corporation; Ascension Health Alliance; Tenet Healthcare Corporation.
20141001GAlliant Techsystems Inc.; Orbital Sciences Corporation; Alliant Techsystems Inc.
20130836GNexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc.; Silver Point Capital Fund, L.P.; Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc.
20150169GSins Partners II, L.P.; Digital River, Inc.; Sins Partners II, L.P.
20150191GInvesco Ltd.; Deutsche Bank AG; lnvesco Ltd.
20150219GVonage Holdings Corporation; William H. Gates III; Vonage Holdings Corporation.
20150241GWarburg Pincus Private Equity XI, L.P.; Avalara, Inc.; Warburg Pincus Private Equity XI, L.P.
20150242GCatterton Partners VII, L.P.; Mr. Dario Gianandrea Ferrari; Catterton Partners VII, L.P.
20150250GKoch Industries, Inc.; Oplink Communications, Inc.; Koch Industries, Inc.
20150260GDelos Investment Fund, L.P.; FCA Packaging Investments, LLC; Delos Investment Fund, L.P.
20150261GTrident VI, L.P.; Oasis Outsourcing Holdings, LLC; Trident VI, L.P.
20150263GHealthSouth Corporation; Thoma Cressey Fund VIII, L.P., HealthSouth Corporation.
20150265GWhite Deer Energy L.P. II; Natural Gas Partners IX, L.P.; White Deer Energy L.P. II.
20150228GShip Investor & Cy S.C.A.; SecureNet. LLC; Ship Investor & Cy S.C.A.
20150235GAbbott Laboratories; Topera, Inc.; Abbott Laboratories.
20150259GYahoo! Inc.; BrightRoll, Inc.; Yahoo! Inc.
20150266GGolden Gate Capital Opportunity Fund, L.P.; The Dow Chemical Company; Golden Gate Capital Opportunity Fund, L.P.
20150269GMadison Dearborn Capital Partners VI-B, L.P.; Kaufman, Hall & Associates, Inc.; Madison Dearborn Capital Partners VI-B, L.P.
20150277GApax VIII-B L.P.; Exact Holding N.V.; Apax VIII-B L.P.
20150278GBerkshire Hathaway Inc.; Charter Brokerage Holdings Corp.; Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
20150279GGSO Capital Solutions Fund II AIV-2 LP; Apache Corporation; GSO Capital Solutions Fund II AIV-2 LP.
20150280GFS Equity Partners VII, L.P.; RFE Investment Partners VII, L.P.; FS Equity Partners VII, L.P.
20150283GMercury Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc.; UCB S.A.; Mercury Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc.
20150284GSmith & Wesson Holding Corporation; Clearview Capital Fund II L.P.; Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation.
20150291GDouglas Dynamics, Inc.; Lynn E. Gorguze; Douglas Dynamics, Inc.
20150292GLG DT Holdings LP; Dealer Tire Holdings, LLC; LG DT Holdings LP.
20150295GEnbridge Inc.; EON SE; Enbridge Inc.
20150297GJohn L. and Susan M. Ocampo; BinOptics Corporation; John L. and Susan M. Ocampo.
20150300GNewell Rubbermaid Inc.; Riverside Capital Appreciation Fund V, L.P.; Newell Rubbermaid Inc.
20150301GIndustrial Growth Partners IV, L.P.; BBH Capital Partners III, L.P.; Industrial Growth Partners IV, L.P.
20150319GThe Home Depot, Inc.; HD Supply Holdings, Inc.; The Home Depot, Inc.
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20150324GNexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc.; Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC; Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc.
20150268GMiraca Holdings Inc.; Baylor College of Medicine; Miraca Holdings Inc.
20150302G2264891 Ontario Limited; InterWest Insurance Services, Inc.; 2264891 Ontario Limited.
20150303GCentury Focused Fund III, L.P.; InterWest Insurance Services, Inc.; Century Focused Fund III, L.P.
20150309GEssentra plc; WP FlexPack Holdings S.a r.l.; Essentra plc.
20150315GRecology Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan; The T and R Fry Family Trust; Recology Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
20150318GJohn R. Charman; Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd.; John R. Charman.
20150247GJohnson & Johnson; Geron Corporation; Johnson & Johnson.
20150329GQUALCOMM Incoporated; CSR plc; QUALCOMM Incoporated.
20150322GWendel SA; Robert S. Abrams; Wendel SA.
20150328GLegend Pictures, LLC; Ivy Funds, a Delaware Statutory Trust; Legend Pictures, LLC.
20150330GTech Mahindra Limited; Lightbridge Communications Corporation; Tech Mahindra Limited.
20150332GRoche Holding Ltd; Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc.; Roche Holding Ltd.
20150335GKKR North America Fund XI, L.P.; Arbor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; KKR North America Fund XI, L.P.
20150316GSunEdison, Inc.; First Wind Holdings, LLC; SunEdison, Inc.
20150317GApollo Investment Fund VIII, L.P.; American Securities Partners V, L.P.; Apollo Investment Fund VIII, L P.
20150327GVector Capital IV International, L.P.; ChyronHego Corporation; Vector Capital IV International, L.P.
20150237GReed Elsevier PLC; Market Science, Inc.; Reed Elsevier PLC.
20150240GICV Partners III, L.P.; Vista Equity Fund II, L.P.; ICV Partners III, L.P.
20150244GExcellere Capital Fund II, LP; TrialCard Incorporated; Excellere Capital Fund II, LP.
20150258GReed Elsevier NV; Market Science, Inc.; Reed Elsevier NV.
20150298YThe Blackstone Group L.P.; Paul J. Taubman; The Blackstone Group L.P.
20150320GPetco Holdings, Inc.; Foster and Smith, Inc.; Petco Holdings, Inc.
20140956GEli Lilly and Company; Novartis AG; Eli Lilly and Company.
20150336GArtiman Ventures, L.P.; Prysm, Inc.; Artiman Ventures, L.P.
20150341GCenterbridge Capital Partners II, L.P.; Silver Lake Partners II, L.P.; Centerbridge Capital Partners II, L.P.
20150349GBTG plc; PneumRx, Inc.; BTG plc.
20150350GStarwood Energy Infrastructure Fund II Investor, LLC; ASP IV Alternative Investments, L.P.; Starwood Energy Infrastructure Fund II Investor, LLC.
20150351GCarlyle U.S. Equity Opportunity Fund, L.P.; Clearlake Capital Partners III, LP; Carlyle U.S. Equity Opportunity Fund, L.P.
20150354GCorning Incorporated; Dom Thien Tran; Corning Incorporated.
20150355GThe Advisory Board Company; Royall Holdings, LLC; The Advisory Board Company.
20150356GKelso Investment Associates VIII, L.P.; Lighthouse Holdings Parent, Inc.; Kelso Investment Associates VIII, L.P.
20150362GOpen Text Corporation; Actuate Corporation; Open Text Corporation.
20150264GProvidence Equity Partners VII-A L.P.; LLR Equity Partners III, L.P.; Providence Equity Partners VII-A L.P.
20150343GRichard Balot; Atlantic Street Capital II, L.P.; Richard Balot.
20150344GAtlantic Street Capital II, L.P.; Richard Balot; Atlantic Street Capital II, L.P.
20150346G40 North Investment LP; Mattress Firm Holding Corp.; 40 North Investment LP.
20150364GRenee C-I Holding L.P.; Anadarko Petroleum Corporation; Renee C-I Holding L.P.
20150238GKindred Healthcare, Inc.; Centerre Healthcare Corporation; Kindred Healthcare. Inc.
20150365GISQ Global Infrastructure Fund, L.P.; LS Power Equity Partners II, L.P.; ISQ Global Infrastructure Fund, L.P.
20150345GChurch & Dwight Co., Inc.; Mark G. Holt; Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
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20150118GSiemens Aktiengesellschaft; Dresser-Rand Group Inc.; Siemens Aktiengesellschaft.
20150360GAviation Industry Corporation of China; Greenbriar Equity Fund II, L.P.; Aviation Industry Corporation of China.
20150368GDeutsche Telekom AG; Paul G. Allen; Deutsche Telekom AG.
20150369GBlackRock, Inc.; BlackRock Kelso Capital Advisors LLC; BlackRock, Inc.
20150374GRenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.; Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd.; RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
20150375GGilles Martin; Bain Capital Venture Fund 2009, L.P.; Gilles Martin.
20150379GAMN Healthcare Services, Inc.; Welsh, Carson Anderson & Stowe IX, L.P.; AMN Healthcare Services, Inc.
20150381GWind Point Partners VI, L.P.; The Dow Chemical Company; Wind Point Partners VI, L.P.
20150385GDominion Resources, Inc; SCANA Corporation; Dominion Resources, Inc.
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Renee Chapman, Contact Representative, or Theresa Kingsberry, Legal Assistant, Federal Trade Commission, Premerger Notification Office, Bureau of Competition, Room CC-5301, Washington, DC 20024, (202) 326-3100.

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By direction of the Commission.

Donald Clark,


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[FR Doc. 2015-00515 Filed 1-14-15; 8:45 am]