Streamlining the Second Request Process with Effective Information Governance

Mergers and acquisitions have become increasingly common to growing business opportunities. In 2022, the U.S. recorded 18,072 M&A transactions, including 314 valued at more than one billion U.S. dollars. Developing enhanced technologies are resulting in exponential growth. With this growth, the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) second request threshold is also increasing. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has set the threshold amount at $111.4 million for 2023. There are also many newer revised values that are worth bearing in mind.

But before diving into the details, let’s first understand what the HSR Act and second request mean.

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