Premerger Filings On The Rise, DOJ Reports

Law360, New York (April 1, 2011, 7:09 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division is seeing continued growth in premerger filings, with a 55 percent increase in notifications under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act in 2010 over the previous year, the agency noted Friday in an annual newsletter highlighting its enforcement efforts.

Premerger notifications under Hart-Scott-Rodino have increased from 716 notifications in fiscal year 2009 to 1,116 in fiscal year 2010, the agency said. That growth has continued into the first quarter of fiscal year 2011, with the agency receiving 436 filings during that period,...
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