Federal Trade Commission Proposes Major Revisions to HSR Form


The Federal Trade Commission has announced sweeping changes to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (“HSR”) Notification and Report Form. These changes, if adopted after a review and comment period, will fundamentally change the nature of reporting for funds (including venture and private equity funds) and impose on all filers a series of new document requests - Item 4(d) documents - that may significantly add to the demands imposed by the existing Item 4(c) and its call for high level transaction specific competitive analyses.

These major revisions and other key aspects of the proposed changes, some of which will simplify reporting, are summarized in the attached overview.

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