Hart Scott Rodino Act Antitrust Thresholds Revised, Effective February 2011


New Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) thresholds for reporting proposed mergers and acqusitions to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) will take effect February 24, 2011. The critical “size-of-transaction” threshold will increase from $63.4 million to $66.0 million.

The HSR Act allows the FTC and DOJ to review proposed mergers and acquisitions before they are consummated to determine if they may violate antitrust law. The thresholds are adjusted annually for changes in GNP.

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