FTC Boosts Merger Review Threshold To $66M

Law360, New York (January 21, 2011, 7:36 PM EST) -- The Federal Trade Commission has announced that it will increase the threshold required for triggering federal antitrust review of mergers from $63.4 million to $66 million.

The agency announced the change on Friday, pertaining to reviews of transactions under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act.

Additionally, the agency also announced changes in triggers under provisions of the Clayton Antitrust Act dealing with whether directors can be prohibited from serving on competitors’ boards.

Under the revised thresholds, interlocking board memberships would be prohibited if each of the companies...
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