On January 10, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced new thresholds for pre-merger notifications under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“the HSR Act”).  Most significantly, the FTC announced that the minimum “size-of-transaction” threshold has increased from $68.2 million to $70.9 million.  The new thresholds will take effect on Monday, February 11, 2013.
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