The US FTC announces that it will raise the HSR Act jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds

Transactions closing on February 27 or later will be subject to increased HSR Act jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on January 28 that it will raise the Hart­-Scott­-Rodino Act (HSR Act) jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds. Any transaction closing on or after February 27, 2020, will be subject to the revised thresholds. The new rules include an increase in the “size of transaction” test from transactions valued at greater than $90 million to transactions valued at greater than $94 million – which means that, under the new threshold, acquisitions valued for HSR Act purposes at $94 million or less will not require pre-closing filing and approval. NEW JURISDICTIONAL THRESHOLDS As a general rule, the HSR Act requires both “Acquiring

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Damos Anderson, David R. Brenneman, Harry T. Robins, The US FTC announces that it will raise the HSR Act jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds, 28 January 2020, e-Competitions March 2020, Art. N° 93566

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