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Granting of Requests 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

[February 1, 2017 through February 28, 2017]

20170560GGartner, Inc.; CEB Inc.; Gartner, Inc.
20170620GMPLX LP; Marathon Petroleum Corporation; MPLX LP.
20161360GJohn Swire & Sons Limited; The Coca-Cola Company; John Swire & Sons Limited.
20170598GMerck & Co., Inc.; Illumina, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.
20170601GElliott Associates, L.P.; NRG Energy, Inc.; Elliott Associates, L.P.
20170602GElliott International Limited; NRG Energy, Inc.; Elliott International Limited.
20170603GBluescape Energy Recapitalization and Restructuring Fund III; NRG Energy, Inc.; Bluescape Energy Recapitalization and Restructuring Fund III.
20170617GBristol-Myers Squibb Company; Illumina, Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.
20170623GLindsay Goldberg IV L.P.; U.S. Steel Canada Inc.; Lindsay Goldberg IV L.P.
20170627GKKR Energy Income and Growth Fund I L.P.; SM Energy Company; KKR Energy Income and Growth Fund I L.P.
20170628GPlatform Partners, LLC; George Parsons and Janet Strohmeyer; Platform Partners, LLC.
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20170632GCD Clean Energy and Infrastructure V JV, LLC; First Solar, Inc.; CD Clean Energy and Infrastructure V JV, LLC.
20170641GYAFEI YUAN; Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.; YAFEI YUAN.
20170642GSAS Rue La Boetie; UniCredit S.p.A.; SAS Rue La Boetie.
20170646GDIF Infrastructure IV Cooperatief U.A.; SunEdison, Inc.; DIF Infrastructure IV Cooperatief U.A.
20170647GABRY Partners VIII, L.P.; Integrity Tracking, LLC; ABRY Partners VIII, L.P.
20170654GAEA Investors Fund VI LP; Andrew Singer; AEA Investors Fund VI LP.
20170676GTextron Inc.; Arctic Cat Inc.; Textron Inc.
20170509GGTCR Fund VIII AIV, L.P.; ConvergEx Holdings, LLC; GTCR Fund VIII AIV, L.P.
20170546GConvergEx Holdings, LLC; DFT Holdings LLC; ConvergEx Holdings, LLC.
20170648GNoble Energy, Inc.; Clayton Williams Energy, Inc.; Noble Energy, Inc.
20170651GRiverstone Global Energy and Power Fund VI, L.P.; Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.; Riverstone Global Energy and Power Fund VI, L.P.
20170652GKinder Morgan, Inc.; Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.; Kinder Morgan, Inc.
20170655GValepar S.A.; The Mosaic Company; Valepar S.A.
20170656GSanchez Energy Corporation; Anadarko Petroleum Corporation; Sanchez Energy Corporation.
20170657GBlackstone Energy Partners II Q L.P.; Anadarko Petroleum Corporation; Blackstone Energy Partners II Q L.P.
20170671GPlains All American Pipeline, L.P.; Concho Resources Inc.; Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.
20170672GPlains All American Pipeline, L.P.; Energy Spectrum Partners VI LP; Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.
20170569GVirtus Investment Partners, Inc.; Lightyear Fund III AIV-2, L.P.; Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. 20170619 G Canada Pension Plan Investment Board; ODSA Topco Limited; Canada Pension Plan Investment Board 20170678 G Baron Albert Frere; FPCI Astorg V; Baron Albert Frere.
20170679GDesmarais Family Residuary Trust; FPCI Astorg V; Desmarais Family Residuary Trust.
20170582GSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.; Novartis AG; Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
20170616GMPLX LP; Enbridge Energy Partners LP; MPLX LP.
20170629GAllergan plc; Assembly Biosciences, Inc.; Allergan plc.
20170593GHewlett Packard Enterprise Company; SimpliVity Corporation; Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company.
20170604GTerumo Corporation; WerfenLife Ventures, S.L.; Terumo Corporation.
20170612GThermo Fisher Scientific Inc.; Finesse Solutions, Inc.; Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
20170662GStichting Administratiekantoor Lauwerecht; Hi-Pro Feeds L.P.; Stichting Administratiekantoor Lauwerecht.
20170663GBlackstone Power & Natural Resources Holdco, L.P.; Valley Electric Association, Inc.; Blackstone Power & Natural Resources Holdco, L.P.
20170674GAccenture plc; John E. Luth; Accenture plc.
20170686GToyota Industries Corporation; William A Bastian II; Toyota Industries Corporation.
20170690GPlatinum Equity Capital Partners IV, L.P.; ILG Holdings, LLC; Platinum Equity Capital Partners IV, L.P.
20170706GMotherson Sumi Systems Limited; PKC Group Oyj; Motherson Sumi Systems Limited.
20170691GWEC Energy Group, Inc.; Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.; WEC Energy Group, Inc.
20170664GWelsh Carson Anderson & Stowe XII, L.P.; Secom Co., Ltd.; Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe XII, L.P.
20170666GThe Heritage Group; Steven M. Keith; The Heritage Group.
20170694GCisco Systems, Inc.; AppDynamics, Inc.; Cisco Systems, Inc.
20170675GVarex Imaging Corporation; PerkinElmer, Inc.; Varex Imaging Corporation.
20170638GDCM VI, L.P.; Social Finance, Inc.; DCM VI, L.P.
20170683GSalient Solutions, LLC; Triple-I Holdings, LLC; Salient Solutions, LLC.
20170698GTIDI Products Holdings, LLC; Ernest M. Posey; TIDI Products Holdings, LLC.
20170684GJANA Offshore Partners, Ltd.; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; JANA Offshore Partners, Ltd.
20170685GJANA Nirvana Offshore Fund, Ltd.; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; JANA Nirvana Offshore Fund, Ltd.
20170707GLittlejohn Fund V, L.P.; Graham Partners III, L.P.; Littlejohn Fund V, L.P.
20170712GThe Resolute Fund III, L.P.; Robert J. Mitzman; The Resolute Fund III, L.P.
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20170713GSentinel Capital Partners V, L.P.; CAbi Holding Co. LLC; Sentinel Capital Partners V, L.P. 20170714 G Pentagon Federal Credit Union; Valor Federal Credit Union; Pentagon Federal Credit Union 20170715 G CIE Automotive S.A.; Estate of David A. Segal; CIE Automotive S.A.
20170727GVeeco Instruments Inc.; Ultratech, Inc.; Veeco Instruments Inc.
20170732GHarvey C. Jones; NVIDIA Corporation; Harvey C. Jones.
20170489GKristian Jebsen; NewCo; Kristian Jebsen.
20170625GDataBridge Holdings LLC; Signal Peak Technology Ventures, L.P.; DataBridge Holdings LLC.
20170716GValidus Holdings, Ltd.; Archer-Daniels-Midland Company; Validus Holdings, Ltd.
20170730GHarvest Partners VII, L.P.; CI (MHE) Holdings, LLC; Harvest Partners VII, L.P.
20170640GCorvex Master Fund LP; Alice Schwartz; Corvex Master Fund LP.
20170687GHaldor Foundation; International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.; Haldor Foundation.
20170693GZurich Insurance Group Ltd; Cover-More Group Limited; Zurich Insurance Group Ltd.
20170673GGreen Dot Corporation; Empowerment Ventures, LLC; Green Dot Corporation.
20170688GPaul C. Hilal; CSX Corporation; Paul C. Hilal.
20170660GEducational Testing Service; Questar Assesment, Inc.; Educational Testing Service.
20170708GAscential plc; Michael E. Kassan; Ascential plc.
20170728GIngenic Semiconductor Co., Ltd.; Beijing OmniVision Technologies, Co. Ltd.; Ingenic Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
20170739GRPC Group Plc; Letica Corporation; RPC Group Plc.
20170753GHainan Cihang Foundation; SkyBridge Capital II, LLC; Hainan Cihang Foundation.
20170680GTarga Resources Corp.; DCPF VI Oil and Gas Coinvestment Fund LP; Targa Resources Corp.
20170681GTarga Resources Corp.; Kayne Anderson Energy Fund VI, L.P.; Targa Resources Corp.
20170682GTarga Resources Corp.; Denham Commodity Partners Fund VI LP; Targa Resources Corp.
20170742GThe Resolute Fund III, L.P.; DB Parent, Inc.; The Resolute Fund III, L.P.
20170744GPrecision Parent, LLC; PGPC-Signicast-2 LLC; Precision Parent, LLC.
20170745GHexagon AB; STG III, L.P.; Hexagon AB.
20170750GKeysight Technologies, Inc.; Ixia; Keysight Technologies, Inc.
20170754GGolden Gate Capital Opportunity Fund, L.P.; GTCR Fund XI/B LP; Golden Gate Capital Opportunity Fund, L.P.
20170752GEnergy Transfer Equity, L.P.; EnCap Flatrock Midstream Fund II, L.P.; Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.
20170757GLS Power Equity Partners III, L.P.; FirstEnergy Corp.; LS Power Equity Partners III, L.P.
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Theresa Kingsberry, Program Support Specialist, 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 S. Clark,


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[FR Doc. 2017-05529 Filed 3-20-17; 8:45 am]