FTC Announces New Clayton Act Monetary Thresholds for 2016

As required by law, the Federal Trade Commission has revised the monetary thresholds that determine whether companies are required to notify federal antitrust authorities about a transaction under Section 7A of the Clayton Act. The FTC has also revised the monetary thresholds that trigger prohibitions on certain interlocking directorates under Section 8 of the Clayton […]

Third Point Funds Agree to Settle FTC Charges that They Violated U.S. Premerger Notification Requirements

Three affiliated hedge fund companies and their management company, Third Point LLC, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they violated premerger reporting laws in connection with their 2011 acquisitions of stock in Yahoo! Inc. The complaint alleges that Third Point Partners Qualified L.P., Third Point Ultra, LTD, and Third Point Offshore Fund, […]

FTC Approves Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 HSR Premerger Notification Report

The Federal Trade Commission, with the concurrence of the Department of Justice’s Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, released the agencies’ 36th Annual Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Annual Report (Fiscal Year 2013) regarding the HSR Premerger Notification Program. The premerger notification program is instrumental in alerting the agencies to transactions that may substantially lessen competition in violation of […]