• Recent Amendments to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, and the Related Impact to Private Investment Firms
  • August 15, 2011 | Authors: Andrew Hulsh; Scott P. Perlman; John Roberti
  • Law Firms: Mayer Brown LLP - New York Office ; Mayer Brown LLP - Washington Office
  • This Memorandum describes recent amendments (the “HSR Amendments”) to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”), which are scheduled to become effective on August 18, 2011. We believe that a number of these amendments have been designed to, and will, impact, in particular, private equity and venture capital funds, investment funds, master limited partnerships and similar investment vehicles (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Private Investment Firms”), as described below. Also, attached as Exhibit A is a comparative chart that summarizes the HSR Amendments that are most likely to impact Private Investment Firms.