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The PNO handles Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) premerger notification filings for thousands of transactions each year.  Filing fees are also required as part of the HSR premerger notification process.  Failure to pay the required fee on time will delay the HSR waiting period, but careful...

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The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on whether to make changes to its Prohibition of Energy Market Manipulation Rule, as part of the agency’s systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final orders settling charges that rent-to-own operators Aaron’s Inc., Buddy’s Newco, LLC,  and Rent-A-Center, Inc. negotiated and executed reciprocal purchase agreements in violation of federal an
Pharmaceutical companies AbbVie Inc. and Allergan plc have agreed to divest assets to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that AbbVie’s proposed $63 billion acquisition of Allergan would violate federal antitrust law.
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons released a summary of the agency’s 2019 Annual Highlights today, calling attention to the Commission’s ongoing efforts to protect consumers and promote a competitive marketplace.

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What is the difference between the PNO's two email addresses: HSRHelp@ftc.gov and Premerger@ftc.gov?The PNO created HSRHelp@ftc.gov to assist filing parties with their substantive questions regarding the HSR rules and to help them determine whether or not a filing is required. This is...
From: Carson, TimothySent: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:05:16 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: RE: Questions re Natural Person HSR Filings1: We do not consider a personal brokerage statement to constitute a regularly prepared balance...
From: Whitehead, NoraSent: Friday, April 10, 2020 10:34:11 AM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: RE: HSR questionWe agree with your analysis. If the buyer knows now that it intends to exercise the option, then it should file now for the...
From: Berg, Karen E.Sent: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:14:11 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: RE: 803.12 and Early Termination[Redacted]We do not change the original requests without instruction from the parties, but you can always...
From: Berg, Karen E.Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:43:06 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: RE: Help regarding newly-created entity that will become acquired person before closing[Redacted]You should file with Holdco as the to-be-...
From: Whitehead, NoraSent: Monday, March 2, 2020 12:20:50 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: RE: Asset Transaction Acquisition PriceYou are correct; in an asset acquisition, assumed liabilities may not be deducted from the acquisition...
From: Musick, VesselinaSent: Monday, March 2, 2020 11:42:22 AM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)To: [Redacted]Cc: [Redacted]Subject: RE: Asset Acquisitions QuestionsThe parties can notify both acquisitions in a single filing. They have to submit at least a Letter of Intent...

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