FTC Releases New Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds for 2020

On January 28, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published adjusted reporting thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (HSR Act) in the Federal Register. Companies contemplating a merger should review the new thresholds and consult with counsel to determine whether they are required to report their transaction to the federal antitrust agencies prior to consummation. The new thresholds represent an approximate 4.4% increase over last year’s thresholds, and they will become effective on February 27, 2020 (30 days after their publication). The HSR Act requires the FTC to revise these thresholds annually, based on changes in gross national product.

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