January 15, 2009

FTC Revises HSR Filing Thresholds

Pursuant to the 2000 Amendments to the HSR Act, annual adjustments to the notification thresholds are made based on an index that is tied to changes in the U.S. gross national product for each fiscal year. Last week, the FTC made their annual adjustment, including increasing the size-of-transaction threshold from $63.1 million to $65.2 million. This change is effective February 12th (although some of the changes are effective February 9th since there were two separate notices in the Federal Register). Until the effective date, the current thresholds will apply. Learn more from memos posted in our “Antitrust” Practice Area.