Informal Interpretations

Informal interpretations provide guidance from previous staff interpretations on the applicability of the HSR rules to specific fact situations. You should not rely on them as a substitute for reading the Act and the Rules themselves. These materials do not, and are not intended to, constitute legal advice.

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1901001 Informal Interpretation

Staff:
Timothy Carson
Rule:
801.1, 801.10

Response/Comments

The facts shared in your email do not necessarily demonstrate that Investor A is instrumental. If investigated, the agency would look at the totality of the circumstances, so Investor A will need to...

1811007 Informal Interpretation

Staff:
Nora Whitehead
Rule:
801.2

Response/Comments

It is our preference that you use two forms. This usually reduces confusion both in the front office and with the attorney review, and we see fewer filing errors this way. Of course, less confusion...

1811003 Informal Interpretation

Staff:
Robert Jones
Rule:
801.1(a)(2), 803.3, 803.4

Response/Comments

The UPE has an obligation to comply with the Act. Rule 803.4 only applies to acquired persons and 803.3 only applies when the UPE is unable to provide a response, not when the UPE is unwilling to do...

1811006 Informal Interpretation

Staff:
Timothy Carson
Rule:
Item 6(b)

Response/Comments

The limited partnership fund is the minority shareholder for purposes of this hypo, so only that should be listed along with the minority percentage held in response to Item 6(b).

1811008 Informal Interpretation

Staff:
Timothy Carson
Rule:
801.11

Response/Comments

If trust financials don’t exist, the Acquired Person should note that and produce the financials for the Limited Partnership (i.e., Acquired Entity) in response to Item 4(b). Note that if the...

1811002 Informal Interpretation

Staff:
Kristin Shaffer
Rule:
801.30

Response/Comments

Buyer should file for the maximum number of shares that it plans to acquire through all mechanisms and steps. Since Buyer will make the cash tender offer for more than 50% of the voting securities,...

1810002 Informal Interpretation

Staff:
Kristin Shaffer
Rule:
Item 4

Response/Comments

PNO does not require parties to search for and submit texts. However, since you know you have texts with responseive 4c content, you may voluntarily produce them as described or note that they exist...

1810005 Informal Interpretation

Staff:
Kristin Shaffer
Rule:
Item 8

Response/Comments

We agree, except that you would need to look at the fair market value of the assets at the time of acquisition (which may or may not have been the same as the purchase price).

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