The FTC has announced the annual changes to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act filing thresholds. The changes will become effective as of March 4.
The new 2021 thresholds are slightly lower than the 2020 thresholds, and are as follows:
Size-of-parties thresholds: $18.4M and $184M (down from $18.8M and $188M in 2020)
Smaller size-of-transaction threshold (which requires size-of-parties thresholds to be met in order to trigger the filing requirement): $92M (down from $94M in 2020)
Larger size-of-transaction threshold (which triggers a filing requirement regardless of the size-of-parties): $368M (down from $376M in 2020)
The HSR filing fees remain unchanged (ranging from $45,000 to $280,000), although the fee required for a particular transaction will be determined based on these adjusted thresholds.