In the last few weeks, the following buyout firms have been granted early termination on their Hart-Scott-Rodino filings for their planned transactions, clearing them from antitrust issues. Under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, buyout firms need to run any sizeable proposed transactions past the Federal Trade Commission ahead of closing to ensure they don’t raise anti-trust concerns. Those that want to expedite their application do so by applying for early termination. The consequence is, when early termination is granted, it is made public. Once deals are granted approval they typically close in short order.
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