The US FTC announces the revised merger notification thresholds

On January 28, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the revised thresholds for determining whether companies are required to notify federal antitrust authorities about a transaction under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (HSR Act). If a proposed merger; acquisition of stock, assets or unincorporated interests; or other business combination meets certain thresholds, the parties must notify the FTC and the Department of Justice and observe a waiting period before consummating the transaction. Section 7A(a)(2) of the Clayton Act requires the FTC to revise all of the HSR Act thresholds annually, based on changes in the gross national product. The new minimum filing threshold will be $94 million. All of the revised thresholds are higher

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  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (New York)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Washington DC)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (New York)

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Matthew P. Hendrickson, Steven Albertson, Rita Sinkfield Belin, The US FTC announces the revised merger notification thresholds, 28 January 2020, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2020, Art. N° 93131

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