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FTC increases filing thresholds

 |  January 24, 2012

The Federal Trade Commission increased the filing thresholds for Clayton Act antitrust reviews from $66 million to $68.2 million. Companies use thresholds to determine whether a transaction requires federal review under Hart-Scott-Rodino: if the value of a transaction exceeds the filing thresholds, then antitrust authorities must be notified. The filing thresholds are updated every year for inflation, and changes are based on changes in GNP.

Additional revisions include new thresholds for Section 8 Clayton Act prohibitions on interlocking directorates. The new thresholds are $27,784,000 for Section 8(a)(1) and $2,778,400 for Section 8(a)(2)(A).

Source: FTC Press Release


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