Effective April 3, 2019, the jurisdictional thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”), will increase. Pursuant to statutory amendments made in 2000, the thresholds are annually adjusted based on changes in gross national product. One key effect of this year’s indexing is that transactions will only be reportable if the Size of Transaction exceeds $90 million. This is a small increase over last year’s $84.4 million threshold.

Key revised thresholds are as follows:

In addition, while the HSR filing fee amounts themselves have not changed, the thresholds upon which the filing fees are based have increased as follows:

Determining the HSR value of a transaction (and, ultimately, whether a transaction is reportable), requires a nuanced analysis of multiple factors. To learn whether your transaction is reportable, or for more information regarding HSR filings in general, please contact Danielle Mangogna.In addition, while the HSR filing fee amounts themselves have not changed, the thresholds upon which the filing fees are based have increased as follows: