FTC Increases HSR Notification Thresholds for 2016

Every year, the dollar thresholds under the HSR Act are adjusted for changes in the gross national product. The new thresholds were published in the Federal Register on January 26, 2016, and will go into effect on February 25, 2016.

Most importantly, the size-of-transaction threshold will increase from the current $76.3 million to $78.2 million, so that once effective acquisitions of voting stock or assets valued at more than $78.2 million may be reportable.

For more information on the revised thresholds, click here.
For the text of the FTC's Federal Register notice, click here.

Kelly Karapetyan
+1.212.848.8636
kelly.karapetyan@shearman.com

 

Resources:
The Hart-Scott-Rodino Act
The HSR Act form and instructions
FTC HSR web page

Downloads:
FTC Increases HSR Notification Thresholds for 2016
Federal Register notice for 2016 HSR Act thresholds
Frequency of Antitrust Reverse Breakup Fees (January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2015)

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