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

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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 analyzing the transaction that must be included with the Form has been expanded. The new rules and a new Form will become effective in early August 2011, 30 days following publication in the

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

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