FTC Announces Increased Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds

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On January 24, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 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 30 days after the notice is published in the Federal Register.

As a result of the indexing:

- The $66 million minimum transaction value filing threshold has increased to $68.2 million.

- The $263.8 million transaction value, above which size-of-person tests are inapplicable, becomes $272.8 million.

- The $13.2 million and $131.9 million size-of-person tests become $13.6 million and $136.4 million tests, respectively.

- The amounts of the filing fees have not changed, but the thresholds are increased as follows...

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