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FTC Cautions On M&A Antitrust Risks in Pre-merger Information Exchanges

by Perkins Coie on

The Federal Trade Commission, through its blog, last week cautioned against the pre-closing exchange of competitively sensitive information—especially current (and future) prices, strategic plans and costs. While...more

The Increased HSR Thresholds for 2018 Became Effective on Feb. 28, 2018

On Jan. 26, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission announced the 2018 adjusted thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR Act”). The HSR Act notification requirements apply to transactions...more

Effective Now: New Higher Thresholds Under the Hart-Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976

Certain threshold limits under the Hart-Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (HSR Act) will be increased. The changes are effective as of February 28, 2018. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is...more

HSR Thresholds Increased for 2018

by Locke Lord LLP on

The FTC has increased the HSR filing thresholds for transactions that will close on or after February 28, 2018. The new 2018 thresholds are slightly higher than the 2017 thresholds, and are as follows: - Size-of-parties...more

FTC Announces Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds for 2018

by Jackson Walker on

On January 29, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) published in the Federal Register adjusted jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the...more

Blog: The Cooley Outlook for 2018 M&A

by Cooley LLP on

What’s on tap for 2018 M&A? A recap of 2017 trends and the Cooley outlook on this year’s dealmaking: - Buying Innovation: Retention and Non-Competes. For both old-line companies and tech giants, innovation is the name of...more

FTC Announces 2018 Hart-Scott-Rodino Threshold Adjustments

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced the annual revisions to the monetary thresholds that determine whether companies are required to notify federal antitrust authorities about a transaction under Section 7A of...more

New HSR Filing Thresholds Take Effect February 28, 2018

On January 26, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced an increase in the thresholds that determine whether companies are required to notify federal antitrust authorities under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust...more

Federal Trade Commission revises Hart-Scott-Rodino thresholds for 2018

by Dentons on

On January 26, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced revised jurisdictional thresholds for reporting transactions pursuant to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (HSR Act). The...more

Premerger Notifications and Interlocking Directorates: FTC Increases Thresholds

On January 26, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced their annual update to the size-of-transaction thresholds for both premerger notifications and interlocking directorates. The FTC revises these thresholds annually...more

FTC Announces Revised Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds for Acquisitions and Exclusive Licenses

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced this year's revisions to the thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR), which will be applicable to transactions closing on or after Feb....more

Annual HSR Threshold Adjustments Announced

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

FTC adjusts the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act size thresholds, inter alia, to raise the minimum size for reportable acquisitions to $84.4 million. On January 26, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced new...more

FTC Announces Revised Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds Effective Feb. 28, 2018

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced this year's revisions to the thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR), which will be applicable to transactions closing on or after Feb....more

FTC Announces Revised, Other HSR Thresholds for 2018

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

The Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act requires parties to transactions that meet certain thresholds to notify the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and observe a waiting period prior to closing, unless...more

FTC Revises Thresholds for HSR Filings and Interlocking Directorates, Adjusts Civil Penalties

by Alston & Bird on

Our Antitrust Group analyzes this year’s Federal Trade Commission updates to its thresholds under the Hart–Scott–Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act and Section 8 of the Clayton Act, plus adjustments to maximum civil penalties....more

Federal Trade Commission Announces Adjusted HSR Thresholds for 2018

by Reed Smith on

On January 26, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission announced the annual threshold adjustments for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. § 18a) (HSR). The new thresholds...more

FTC Announces Changes to Hart-Scott-Rodino Filing Thresholds

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On Jan. 26, the Federal Trade Commission announced revised thresholds for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR Act). These thresholds determine whether companies are required to notify...more

Federal Trade Commission Increases Interlocking Directorate Thresholds for 2018

Last week the Federal Trade Commission published its annual revision of the interlocking directorates thresholds under Section 8 of the Clayton Act. The new thresholds are effective today, January 29, 2018....more

FTC Announces Increased HSR Thresholds

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission has announced revised jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“the Act”), as amended. The new thresholds under the Act represent an...more

New HSR Reporting Thresholds Announced for 2018

by Smith Anderson on

The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR) requires parties to transactions meeting certain size thresholds to make notification filings with the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the...more

FTC Announces Annual Changes to HSR Thresholds (2018)

by White & Case LLP on

On January 26, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the annual changes to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act notification thresholds....more

Increase in HSR Reportability Thresholds and Other HSR Developments

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On January 26, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the annual adjustment of the thresholds that trigger premerger reporting obligations (and the mandatory waiting period) under the Hart-Scott Rodino (HSR) Act. ...more

Premerger Notification Thresholds Increased

Effective February 28, 2018, the jurisdictional thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”), will increase. Pursuant to statutory amendments made in 2000, the thresholds...more

HSR Size of Transaction Threshold to Increase to $84.4 Million

by WilmerHale on

The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") announced revised thresholds for merger notifications under the Hart-Scott-Rodino ("HSR") Act. Once effective, the lowest size-of-transaction filing threshold (also known as the "$50...more

FTC Revises Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds for 2018

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On January 26, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission announced revised notification thresholds pursuant to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended. The HSR Act requires parties to file notification...more

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