8509013 Informal Interpretation

Date:
Rule:
801.1
Staff:
Andrew Scanlon
Response/Comments:

See below

Question

(redacted)

September 20, 1985

Bureau of Competition
Federal Trade Commission
Washington, D.C. 20580

Attn: Andrew Scanlon

Re: Notification and Report Forms (redacted) Under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of 1976 (the Act)

Dear Sirs:

On February 27, 1985, the caption Notification and Report Forms were filed with the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. The applicable waiting period with respect thereto expired on March 29, 1985. Such forms described a contemplated acquisition by (redacted) (the Acquiring Person) of the voting securities of two newly formed corporations to which substantially all the assets and business of (redacted) and (redacted) respectively, were to be transferred as part of a related corporate reorganization. We wish to advise you that the Acquiring Person now intends to purchase only the voting securities of a new corporation holding substantially all of the assets and business of (redacted).

Since the revised arrangement is a lesser included transaction of the acquisition described in the captioned Notification and Report Forms, we believe no new filing under the Act is required. Please inform me if you have any questions concerning this matter.

Very truly yours,

(redacted)

STAFF COMMENTS: OK AMS 9/24/85

Upon further review it appears that the current position of the office is that a new filing may be required when a different acquisition of even less than that for which was filed for is involved. WEK 3/18/87

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