FTC Revises Thresholds for HSR Filings and Interlocking Directorates

FTC Revises Thresholds for HSR Filings and Interlocking Directorates


By: Bernard (Barry) A. Nigro Jr., Nathaniel L. Asker, Aleksandr B. Livshits

The Federal Trade Commission announced new notification thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, effective as of February 27, 2017.  The current thresholds continue to apply to all transactions closed prior to the effective date.  Of particular note, the initial threshold for notification under the HSR Act will increase slightly from $78.2 million to $80.8 million.

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