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Proposed HSR Rules Amendments: Implications for Private Equity
15 October 2020
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On September 21, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing significant changes to the rules implementing the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. If approved, these changes are likely to increase the number and burden of HSR filings—particularly by private equity funds.
The FTC also separately issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking inviting comment on seven diverse topics as part of its evaluation of the HSR rules, suggesting that the agencies may be contemplating further near-term amendments.
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