On Jan. 26, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission announced the 2018 adjusted thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR Act”). The HSR Act notification requirements apply to transactions that satisfy the specified “size of transaction” and “size of person” dollar thresholds. These thresholds, however, change from year to year. The HSR Act requires an annual threshold adjustment based on changes in the U.S. gross national product for each fiscal year. The newly announced 2018 thresholds became effective on Feb. 28, 2018, and will be applicable until recalculated in early 2019.
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