Client Alert: New 2018 HSR Act Thresholds Take Effect

Date: March 5, 2018

“Size of Transaction” Test Increased by almost 5% to $84.8 Million

The Federal Trade Commission has revised the filing and other dollar-denominated thresholds contained in the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR Act”).  These adjustments are required to be made annually based on changes in the U.S. gross national product for the fiscal year ending September 30.  The revisions were published in the Federal Register on January 29, 2018 and became effective on February 28, 2018.  The new thresholds will remain in effect until the next annual adjustment, expected in early 2019. 
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