The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act) established, among other things, premerger notification thresholds that would trigger the necessity of some companies to notify the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and observe a waiting period prior to consummation of certain corporate transactions.  Each year the FTC adjusts this threshold according to the gross national product.  This year’s thresholds were announced recently and come into effect in late February.  The basic notification threshold for 2014 will be $75.9 million.  For more information, visit the website of the Federal Trade Commission.

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