The US FTC announces revised jurisdictional thresholds for § 8 and § 7A of the Clayton Act

Introduction Businesses planning equity investments or M&A activity should take note of recent US antitrust developments regarding pre-merger notifications. On February 28, 2008, revised Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (“HSR”) jurisdictional thresholds took effect. (Press Release, Federal Trade Commission, Commission Announces Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for § 8 and § 7A of the Clayton Act (Jan. 18, 2008), available at http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2008/01/clayton.shtm.) The size-of-transaction threshold for reportable acquisitions has been increased to US$63.1 million or greater, subject to certain other reporting thresholds. In addition, recent enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and US Department of Justice (DOJ) against companies that fail to comply with HSR

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James Johnson, George Paul, Mark J. Gidley, The US FTC announces revised jurisdictional thresholds for § 8 and § 7A of the Clayton Act, 18 January 2008, e-Competitions January 2008, Art. N° 37109

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