FTC Announces Increased Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced the annual indexing of the jurisdictional thresholds under the Hart- Scott-Rodino (HSR) pre-merger notification statute. The new thresholds will apply to all transactions that close on or after the effective date of the notice. The notice was published in the Federal Register on January 25, 2011 and becomes effective 30 days after publication.

As a result of the indexing:

The $63.4 million minimum transaction value filing threshold has increased to $66 million.

The $253.7 million transaction value, above which size-of-person tests are inapplicable, becomes $263.8 million.

The $12.7 million and $126.9 million size-of-person tests become $13.2 million and $131.9 million tests respectively.

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