About Early Termination Notices

Any person filing an HSR form may request that the waiting period be terminated before the statutory period expires. Such a request for "early termination" will be granted only after compliance with the rules and if both the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice Antitrust Division have completed their review and determined not to take any enforcement action during the waiting period.

In some instances, after a Request for Additional Information and Documentary Material has been issued, the investigating agency will determine that no further action is necessary and terminate the waiting period before full compliance with the Second Request is made.

Because the FTC administers the HSR Program, all early terminations, regardless of which agency reviews a transaction, are listed in our early terminations index.

For more information about how early terminations are processed and timing considerations, please check out our blog post on HSR timing.