FTC Announces Annual Updates to Hart-Scott-Rodino Act

Posted by Lew Segall on 1/27/17 4:34 PM

Last week the Federal Trade Commission announced its annual updates to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, effective at the end of February. The Hart-Scott-Rodino Act gives the government a chance to review certain transactions for potential antitrust concerns. It requires that the acquirer give notice to the FTC and Department of Justice and imposes a waiting period on the transaction’s closing.

Under the revised thresholds, the Hart-Scott-Rodino requirements apply if either:

  • An acquisition results in the acquiring person holding more than $80.8 million worth of voting securities and assets of the acquired person and the parties meet the “Size-of-Parties” requirements, or
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Topics: Department of Justice, FTC, antitrust

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