Mergers & Acquisitions

Under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, all mergers, acquisitions, and other consolidations over a certain size must be reported to the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice, where they undergo review during a thirty day waiting period before the transactions can be completed. The government has the option of extending this waiting period through a formal request for additional information, or, alternatively, the waiting period may be terminated earlier at the party’s request when filing if the government elects, at its discretion, to do so.