Mark Iandolo Jan. 23, 2016, 5:10pm


WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)—The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently revised the monetary threshold that determines when companies must notify federal antitrust authorities about a transaction.

The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, Section 7A of the Clayton Act, mandates that companies wishing to be involved in a merger or acquisition must notify federal authorities if the transaction exceeds set monetary thresholds.

The law requires the FTC to revise the thresholds on an annual basis. The thresholds are set based on change to the gross national product. This year, the threshold will increase from $76.3 million to $78.2 million.

The Clayton Act also requires the FTC to revise the threshold related to when a company can have an interlocking membership on its corporate board of directors. The 2016 threshold for this section of the act will be $31,841,000 for Section 8(a)(I) and $3,184,100 for Section 8(a)(2)(A).

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