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United States of America (on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission), Plaintiff, v. Third Point Offshore Fund, Ltd.; Third Point Ultra Ltd.; Third Point Partners Qualified L.P.; and Third Point LLC; Defendants.
FTC Matter/File Number
181 0087
Civil Action Number
Federal Court
District of Columbia

Case Summary

Investment advisor Third Point LLC and three funds that it controls have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the funds violated the premerger notification and waiting period requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, or HSR Act, after they acquired the voting securities of DowDuPont Inc. According to the complaint, on Aug. 31, 2017, the shares of Dow Inc. held by the three Third Point funds – Third Point Partners Qualified L.P., Third Point Ultra, Ltd., and Third Point Offshore Fund Ltd. – converted to shares of the newly formed DowDuPont Inc. following the merger of Dow Inc. and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. The three funds have agreed to collectively pay $609,810 in civil penalties, and they, together with Third Point LLC, will be barred from committing future violations of the HSR Act in connection with corporate consolidations.