Scrutiny Of Deals Jumped In 2005: FTC Report

Law360, New York (September 11, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The number of merger investigations in which the U.S. Federal Trade Commission issued second requests jumped about 43% in 2005 compared to one year earlier, according to a report released by the agency and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Such requests were issued in 50 merger investigations in 2005, while just 35 merger investigations drew equal scrutiny in 2004, according to the FTC’s 28th annual report to Congress on the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Premerger Notification Program.

The FTC issues second requests for information when it suspects decreases...
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