FTC Releases Annual Threshold Updates for Premerger Notification Filings and Interlocking Directorates

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced its annually revised filing thresholds on Jan. 15, 2015. The size-of-transaction threshold for reporting proposed mergers and acquisitions subject to antitrust enforcement under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act will increase from $75.9 million to $76.3 million.

The FTC also revised the thresholds that trigger prohibitions on certain interlocking directorates under Section 8 of the Clayton Act. The new 2015 thresholds for the Act’s prohibition on interlocking directorates are $31,084,000 for Section 8(a)(l) and $3,108,400 for Section 8(a)(2)(A).

A full listing of current thresholds can be found on the FTC’s website, which will be updated once the revised thresholds go into effect on Feb. 20.