Effective February 25, 2016, the thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements (HSR) Act will be raised by about 2.5%, increasing the level that a transaction's value must top to initiate a filing to $78.2 million. This also adjusts the other key dollar thresholds of the Act. In addition to these changes, recent developments regarding the interpretation of the “investment-only” exemption by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, including the Department of Justice’s suit against Value Act Capital, are significant developments for investors and companies making investments in other issuers.
The Department of Justice’s suit against Value Act Capital, brought in April of this year, is a significant development with respect to the treatment of the “investment-only” exemption and, depending on its outcome, could have a significant impact on the interpretation of the exemption and its effect on the industry.
In a two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss various significant HSR developments, including the new thresholds, the Value Act case, and other important developments, and will provide insights on their implications.
Key topics include:
- The Revised 2016 Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Thresholds
- Changes and Developments under the HSR Act
- The Department of Justice Lawsuit Against Value Act Capital
- Implications to the Industry
For more information, please visit the event webpage.