The report summarizes FTC and DOJ actions conducted under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018.
The attorneys highlighted statistical findings from the report, including:
the total number of HSR filings increased by 2.9 percent in fiscal year 2018 (2,111 transactions reported) as compared to fiscal year 2017 (2,052 transactions reported);
the overall number of merger investigations in which Second Requests were issued in fiscal year 2018 decreased as compared to the previous year;
there was in increase in transactions challenged by either the FTC or DOJ where Second Requests were issued;
there was a slight decrease in the percentage of early termination requests; and
the number of corrective filings and related enforcement actions decreased.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice released the Hart-Scott-Rodino Annual Report for fiscal year 2016.