Legal Alert - FTC Announces Increased Thresholds for HSR Premerger Notifications and Interlocking Directorates
by Brian D. Manning, Snell & Wilmer Antitrust Group
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on January 21, 2016 the revised transaction thresholds that trigger the requirement to file a premerger notification and report form under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR Act). The FTC revises the thresholds annually based on changes in the gross national product. The new thresholds will likely be published within a few days and will become effective 30 days thereafter.