Legal Alert - FTC Announces Increased Thresholds for HSR Premerger Notifications and Interlocking Directorates
by Brian D. Manning and A. Blake Cooper
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on January 19, 2017 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.