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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 March 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017]

20170703GBob Evans Farms, Inc.; Pineland Farms Potato Company, Inc.; Bob Evans Farms, Inc.
20170736GJANA Offshore Partners, Ltd.; Tiffany & Co.; JANA Offshore Partners, Ltd.
20170737GJANA Nirvana Offshore Fund, Ltd.; Tiffany & Co.; JANA Nirvana Offshore Fund, Ltd.
20170755GLand O' Lakes, Inc; Southern States Cooperative, Incorporated; Land O' Lakes, Inc.
20170756GMarcato International Ltd.; Deckers Outdoor Corporation; Marcato International Ltd.
20170763GSonoco Products Company; Odyssey Investment Partners Fund IV, L.P.; Sonoco Products Company.
20170766GGenstar Capital Partners VII, L.P.; Parthenon Investors IV, L.P.; Genstar Capital Partners VII, L.P.
20170710GSilver Lake Partners IV, L.P.; Social Finance, Inc.; Silver Lake Partners IV, L.P.
20170721GJohnson & Johnson; R&D NewCo; Johnson & Johnson.
20170746GStonepeak Infrastructure Fund II LP; Communications Realty Investments, LLC; Stonepeak Infrastructure Fund II LP.
20170747GStonepeak Infrastructure Fund II LP; Cologix Holdings, Inc.; Stonepeak Infrastructure Fund II LP.
20170765GAB Electrolux; Anova Industries, Inc.; AB Electrolux.
20170768GFlex Ltd.; TCFI AGM LLC; Flex Ltd.
20170771GBirch Hill Equity Partners (US) V, LP; Audax Private Equity Fund III, L.P.; Birch Hill Equity Partners (US) V, LP.
20170778GDr. Patrick Soon-Shiong; Altor BioScience Corporation; Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong.
20170779GBeijing Teamsun Technology Co., Ltd.; Grid Dynamics International, Inc.; Beijing Teamsun Technology Co., Ltd.
20170783GEQT Mid Market US Limited Partnership; Dorner Holding Corp.; EQT Mid Market US Limited Partnership.
20170800GKPKV Holdings, Inc.; OIP Pexco AIV, L.P.; KPKV Holdings, Inc.
20170806GElementis plc; One Rock Capital Partners, LP; Elementis plc.
20170773GAnadarko Petroleum Corporation; Ranch Westex JV LLC; Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.
20170774GAnadarko Petroleum Corporation; The Williams Companies, Inc.; Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.
20170775GThe Williams Companies, Inc.; Anadarko Petroleum Corporation; The Williams Companies, Inc.
20170776GThe Wendy's Company; Joseph D. Karam; The Wendy's Company.
20170780GMarkel Corporation; John T. Knox, Jr.; Markel Corporation.
20170785GRobert W. Duggan; Human Longevity, Inc.; Robert W. Duggan.
20170790GWhite Deer Energy L.P.; White Deer Energy L.P. II; White Deer Energy L.P.
20170791GWhite Deer Energy L.P. II; White Deer Energy L.P.; White Deer Energy L.P. II.
20170731GBusch GbR; Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG; Busch GbR.
20170804GRestaurant Brands International Inc.; Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.; Restaurant Brands International Inc.
20170807GComfort Systems USA, Inc.; Daryl W. Blume; Comfort Systems USA, Inc.
20170814GM5 Midstream LLC; Azure Midstream Partners, LP; M5 Midstream LLC
20170820GBP p.l.c.; Clean Energy Fuels Corp.; BP p.l.c
20170696GWestRock Company; Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited; WestRock Company.
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20170805GDr. Patrick Soon-Shiong; tronc, Inc.; Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong.
20170810GKKR European Fund IV L.P.; TUI AG; KKR European Fund IV L.P.
20170781GMadison Dearborn Capital Partners VII-A, L.P.; BlueCat Networks (USA) Inc.; Madison Dearborn Capital Partners VII-A, L.P.
20170725GThe Veritas Capital Fund V, L.P.; Harris Corporation; The Veritas Capital Fund V, L.P.
20170735GSaint Francis Health Systems, Inc.; AP VIII DSB Holdings, L.P.; Saint Francis Health Systems, Inc.
20170812GSavage Companies; Russ A. Settoon; Savage Companies.
20170813GSavage Companies; Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.; Savage Companies.
20170828GGray Television, Inc.; Diversified Holding Co.; Gray Television, Inc.
20170832GGTCR Fund XI/B LP; AstraZeneca PLC; GTCR Fund XI/B LP.
20170802GWilliam J. Dorminy, Jr.; Robert A. Jeffreys; William J. Dorminy, Jr.
20170815GJohnson & Johnson; Torax Medical, Inc.; Johnson & Johnson.
20170836GRoger S. Penske; Werner Schumacher & Berta Schumacher; Roger S. Penske.
20170837GDiscovery Global Focus Partners, LP; Peabody Energy Corporation; Discovery Global Focus Partners, LP.
20170838GDiscovery Global Opportunity Partners, LP; Peabody Energy Corporation; Discovery Global Opportunity Partners, LP.
20170839GDiscovery Global Opportunity Fund, Ltd.; Peabody Energy Corporation; Discovery Global Opportunity Fund, Ltd.
20170840GElliott International Limited; Peabody Energy Corporation; Elliott International Limited.
20170841GElliott Associates, L.P.; Peabody Energy Corporation; Elliott Associates, L.P.
20170844GBlackstone Capital Partners VII NQ L.P.; Aon plc; Blackstone Capital Partners VII NQ L.P.
20170845GBaptist Memorial Health Care Corporation; Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, Inc.; Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation.
20170847GHi-Crush Partners LP; Hi-Crush Proppants LLC; Hi-Crush Partners LP.
20170848GPattern Energy Group Inc.; Riverstone/Carlyle Renewable and Alternative Energy Fund II; Pattern Energy Group Inc.
20170849GVestar Capital Partners VI, L.P.; Steven R. Don; Vestar Capital Partners VI, L.P.
20170850GVestar Capital Partners VI, L.P.; Robert E. Don; Vestar Capital Partners VI, L.P.
20170852GBonduelle SCA; Bayside Opportunity Fund, L.P.; Bonduelle SCA.
20170853GBridgestone Corporation; Gaco Holdings, Inc.; Bridgestone Corporation.
20170855GWindjammer Senior Equity Fund IV, L.P.; Vital Records Holdings, LLC; Windjammer Senior Equity Fund IV, L.P.
20170859GThe Veritas Capital Fund V, L.P.; Chicago Bridge & Iron Company NV.; The Veritas Capital Fund V, L.P.
20170788GHenry Schein, Inc.; Beecken Petty O'Keefe Fund III, L.P.; Henry Schein, Inc.
20170784GCorning Incorporated; Raymond M. Karam and Susanne Karam; Corning Incorporated.
20170801GSoftbank Group Corp.; Social Finance, Inc.; Softbank Group Corp.
20170858GMike Ashley; Subortis Retail Financing, LLC; Mike Ashley.
20170748GPlanet Labs Inc.; Alphabet Inc.; Planet Labs Inc.
20170749GAlphabet Inc.; Planet Labs Inc.; Alphabet Inc.
20170762GLetterone Investment Holdings S.A.; Great Hill Equity Partners IV, LP; Letterone Investment Holdings S.A.
20170822GTrian Star Trust; The Procter & Gamble Company; Trian Star Trust.
20170825GTrian SPV XII, L.P.; The Procter & Gamble Company; Trian SPV XII, L.P.
20170827GTrian Partners, L.P.; The Procter & Gamble Company; Trian Partners, L.P.
20170829GTrian Partners Strategic Co-Investment Fund-A, L.P.; The Procter & Gamble Company; Trian Partners Strategic Co-Investment Fund-A, L.P.
20170830GTrian Partners Co-Investment Opportunities Fund, LLC; The Procter & Gamble Company; Trian Partners Co-Investment Opportunities Fund, LLC.
20170831GTrian Partners Strategic Investment Fund-A, L.P.; The Procter & Gamble Company; Trian Partners Strategic Investment Fund-A, L.P.
20170860GSteelRiver Infrastructure Fund North America LP; Delta Natural Gas Company, Inc.; SteelRiver Infrastructure Fund North America LP.
20170871GEstate of Horst Sartorius; SFW Capital Partners Fund, L.P.; Estate of Horst Sartorius.
20170786GTrident VI, L.P.; Stonegate Mortgage Corporation; Trident VI, L.P.
20170835GArca Continental, S.A.B. de C.V.; AC Bebidas, S. de R.L. de C.V.; Arca Continental, S.A.B. de C.V.
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20170861GClearlake Capital Partners IV, L.P.; Frontier Fund III, L.P.; Clearlake Capital Partners IV, L.P.
20170864GRockwater Energy Solutions, Inc.; White Deer Energy L.P.; Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc.
20170867GGryphon Partners IV, L.P.; RFE Investment Partners VIII, L.P.; Gryphon Partners IV, L.P.
20170872GIgor Samartsev; IPG Photonics Corporation; Igor Samartsev.
20170880GRecon Wenyuan Cable Co., Ltd.; A&T Media, Inc.; Recon Wenyuan Cable Co., Ltd.
20170882GDakota Holdings, LLC; Mezzanine Management Fund IV A, L.P.; Dakota Holdings, LLC.
20170883GQuebec L.P.; Telefonica , S.A.; Quebec L.P.
20170884GDolphin Investment, L.P.; Keenan & Associates; Dolphin Investment, L.P.
20170809GElliott Associates, L.P.; Oracle Corporation; Elliott Associates, L.P.
20170789GBaylor Scott & White Holdings; Tenet Healthcare Corporation; Baylor Scott & White Holdings.
20170854GB. Riley Financial, Inc.; FBR & Co.; B. Riley Financial, Inc.
20170890GCoca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc.; The Coca-Cola Company; Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc.
20170605GA.P. Moller-Maersk A/S; Dr. August Oetker AG; A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S.
20170818GNoble Energy, Inc.; Advantage Pipeline, L.L.C.; Noble Energy, Inc.
20170819GPlains All American Pipeline, L.P.; Advantage Pipeline, L.L.C.; Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.
20170821GReckitt Benckiser Group plc; Mead Johnson Nutrition Company; Reckitt Benckiser Group plc.
20170892GThe Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.; MDC Partners Inc.; The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
20170899GEnterprise Products Partners L. P.; Azure Midstream Partners, LP; Enterprise Products Partners L.P.
20170902GGreenbriar Equity Fund III, L.P.; Linsalata Capital Partners Fund V, L.P.; Greenbriar Equity Fund III, L.P.
20170904GHastings Equity Fund III, L.P.; Speciality Welding and Turnarounds, LLC; Hastings Equity Fund III, L.P.
20170905GBrentwood Associates Private Equity V, L.P.; BC-Jefferson, GP; Brentwood Associates Private Equity V, L.P.
20170908GTemasek Holdings (Private) Limited; Turn, Inc.; Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited.
20170909GThe KeyW Holding Corporation; Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund III, L.P.; The KeyW Holding Corporation.
20170910GJ&F Investimentos S.A.; Leverandoerselskabet Danish Crown AmbA; J&F Investimentos S.A.
20170912GBabcock & Brown Limited; Marquis Wisconsin Holdings, LLC; Babcock & Brown Limited.
20170920GExtreme Networks, Inc.; Avaya Inc.; Extreme Networks, Inc.
20170921GGenpact Limited; Rage Frameworks, Inc.; Genpact Limited.
20170862GGilead Sciences, Inc.; Sarepta Therapeutics Inc.; Gilead Sciences, Inc.
20170927GFerdinand Porsche Familien-Privatstiftung; Silvercar, Inc.; Ferdinand Porsche Familien-Privatstiftung.
20170928GGraham Holdings Company; Nicolas Berggruen; Graham Holdings Company.
20170929GASP AMC Holdngs, Inc.; Air Methods Corporation; ASP AMC Holdngs, Inc.
20170930GHarbour Group Investments VI, L.P.; Pfingsten Partners Fund IV, L.P.; Harbour Group Investments VI, L.P.
20170873GCypress Investor Holdings, L.P.; Jaguar Holdings Inc.; Cypress Investor Holdings, L.P.
20170903GGiovanni Ferrero; 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.; Giovanni Ferrero.
20170919GAudax Private Equity Fund V-A, L.P.; Fastener Distribution Holdings, LLC; Audax Private Equity Fund V-A, L.P.
20170879GCA, Inc.; Veracode, Inc.; CA, Inc.
20170846GPayPal Holdings, Inc.; TIO Networks Corp.; PayPal Holdings, Inc.
20170875GInsight MB Holdings, LLC; AKKR Trilogy Investments, LLC; Insight MB Holdings, LLC.
20170887GEuromoney Institutional Investor PLC; Electra Private Equity PLC; Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC.
20170901GAP VIII Eagle LM5 Holdings, L.P.; AMCP Security AIV, LP; AP VIII Eagle LM5 Holdings, L.P.
20170915GTPO Venture Partners, LLC; Quadrangle (AIV) Capital Partners II LP; TPO Venture Partners, LLC .
20170916GKelso Investment Associates VIII, L.P.; Samuel R. Shapiro; Kelso Investment Associates VIII, L.P.
20170193GSmiths Group plc; Safran S.A.; Smiths Group plc.
20170868GTech Mahindra Limited; The CJS Solutions Group, LLC; Tech Mahindra Limited.
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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. 2017-07541 Filed 4-13-17; 8:45 am]