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This Glossary contains many of the important terms and definitions used in the M&A world. The Glossary is not exhaustive, however. Like most areas of the law, M&A is a highly complex subject that involves several legal and...more
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In this new edition of the popular Public Company M&A Primer, originally published in 2013, Ed Batts covers recent changes in the M&A process for public companies.
Are you considering bidding for a public company? Has...more
This year's revised Federal Trade Commission thresholds under Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) represent an approximately 7 percent increase from the existing amounts. They will apply to all applicable transactions on or after...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced the annual revisions to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR Act) thresholds, which will become effective on February 24, 2014. The revised thresholds will...more
What you need to know:
HSR filing thresholds will be adjusted upward effective February 24, 2014.
What you need to do:
Parties involved in a large merger or acquisition should analyze whether it will...more
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