The US FTC announces the revised merger notification thresholds

On January 28, 2020, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the annual changes to the thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”). The new size of transaction threshold is $94 million. The new HSR Act thresholds will go into effect on February 27, 2020 and will apply to all transactions closing on or after that date. The HSR Act requires parties with transactions exceeding certain thresholds to file premerger notification reports to the FTC and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (unless an

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  • Shearman & Sterling (Washington)
  • Shearman & Sterling (New York)
  • Shearman & Sterling (New York)
  • Shearman & Sterling (Washington)
  • Shearman & Sterling (Washington)

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David A. Higbee, Jessica K. Delbaum, Lynn Diamond, Benjamin Gris, Djordje Petkoski, The US FTC announces the revised merger notification thresholds, 28 January 2020, e-Competitions January 2020, Art. N° 93133

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