The US FTC and DoJ issue new premerger reporting rules introducing new obligations for private equity funds and hedge funds

This article has been nominated by readers for the business category, mergers section of the 2012 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. New rules issued by the Federal Trade Commission on July 7, 2011 will streamline some information required for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (“HSR Act”) Notification and Report Form (the “Form”), but also will impose several new, potentially burdensome requirements on filing parties. Notably, the rules will now require acquiring persons to include information regarding “associates” that operate in the same industry code as the target company. This new requirement will have the most significant impact on private equity funds, hedge funds and master limited partnerships. In addition, the range of documents

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Rebecca H. Farrington, Noah A. Brumfield, Lynn Diamond, George Paul, Mark Gidley, Martin Toto, Charles Moore, The US FTC and DoJ issue new premerger reporting rules introducing new obligations for private equity funds and hedge funds, 7 July 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2011, Art. N° 45216

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