Premerger Wait Periods Receive Early Termination


Usually businesses or persons in considerations of mergers or acquisitions that meet specified criteria, become liable to the Clayton Act, to give notice and wait for full designated period in order to complete the transaction.  This is no longer the case for over 100 transactions that were given termination of waiting periods, last Friday.
The Federal Trade Commission has exercise section 7A of the Clayton Act; the agency is permitted in individual cases, to terminate the waiting period required by premerger notification rules, and laws.  Today the FTC has terminated the waiting period for some transaction on specific dates, the transaction number and and the parties to the transaction have been released.  The grants come from the Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission.  The release mentions that neither agency intends to take an action at this time.
Some interesting transactions listed include Elon Musk with Tesla Inc.  Qurate Retail Inc and Marriott Vacations Worldwide Coloration,  Spectrum Equity VII L.P. and Lucid Software Inc, The Kroger Co. And Relish Labs, Carl C Icahn and Dell Technologies, Transunion and Iovation Inc, and many more totaling just above 100 transactions.

Why It Matters

Mergers and acquisitions are a sort of new start, or major development for companies.  In the investment world, stocks could change in value if the main company acquires a competitor or useful assets.  When Premerger wait periods become terminated they allow for things to move forward in a company.


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