From October to Rocktober? A Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Transaction Update (October 2021)

Increased interest in levels of M&A activity resulted in the Bureau of Competition’s Premerger Notification Office (PNO) publishing monthly figures for Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act transactions. The latest monthly update from the PNO is for October 2021 (FY 2022) and noted 443 reported transactions. This is the highest number of monthly reported transactions in any month of October between FY 2010 and FY 2022. It is also the highest number of reported transactions in any month since October 2010.

An Unprecedented Surge? 43rd Annual Hart-Scott-Rodino Report Released

According to the recently published report, fiscal year 2020 was an especially challenging year as the global pandemic required adjustments to regular workflows at the agencies. After closing the physical offices where HSR filings are submitted, the agencies pivoted to telework and on March 18, 2020, started receiving HSR filings through an online portal for electronic document submission for the first time. From March 18, 2020, this ad hoc system has worked well even in the face of a significant surge in filings: as of September 10, 2021, the agencies had received over 8,000 electronic HSR filings, representing over 4,000 transactions. In fiscal year 2020, 1,637 transactions were reported under the HSR Act, representing about a 21.6 percent decrease from the 2,089 transactions reported in fiscal year 2019.

Quantitative Pleasing? A Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Transaction Update (September 2021)

Increased interest in levels of M&A activity resulted in the Bureau of Competition’s Premerger Notification Office (PNO) publishing of monthly figures for Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act transactions. The latest monthly update from the PNO is for September 2021 and noted 359 reported transactions. This is the highest number of monthly reported transactions in any month of September between FY 2010 and FY 2021. It is also the third highest number of reported transactions in any month since October 2010.

Extreme Heat? A Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Transaction Update (August 2021)

Increased interest in levels of M&A activity resulted in the Bureau of Competition’s Premerger Notification Office (PNO) publishing of monthly figures for Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act transactions. The latest monthly update from the PNO is for August 2021 and noted 369 reported transactions. This is the highest number of monthly reported transactions in any month of August between FY 2010 and FY 2021. It is also the second-highest number of reported transactions in any month since October 2010.

Avoiding the Doldrums? A Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Transaction Update (July 2021)

Increased interest in levels of M&A activity has resulted in the Bureau of Competition’s Premerger Notification Office (PNO) publishing the monthly figures for Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act transactions. The latest monthly update from the PNO is for July 2021 and noted 343 reported transactions. This is the highest number of monthly reported transactions in any month of July between FY 2010 and FY 2021. It is also the second-highest number of reported transactions in any month since October 2010.

Changing Gears? A Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Transaction Update (June 2021)

Increased interest in levels of M&A activity has resulted in the Bureau of Competition’s Premerger Notification Office (PNO) publishing the monthly figures for Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act transactions. The latest monthly update from the PNO is for June 2021 and noted 295 reported transactions. This is the highest number of monthly reported transactions in any month of June between FY 2010 and FY 2021. It is also the fifth-highest number of reported transactions in any month since October 2010.

Hitting On All Cylinders? A Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Transaction Update (May 2021)

Increased interest in levels of M&A activity has resulted in the Bureau of Competition’s Premerger Notification Office (PNO) publishing the monthly figures for Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act transactions. The latest monthly update from the PNO is for May 2021 and noted 326 reported transactions. This is the highest number of monthly reported transactions in any month of May between FY 2010 and FY 2021. It is also the second-highest number of reported transactions in any month since October 2010.

Smooth Sailing? A Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Transaction Update (April 2021)

Increased interest in levels of M&A activity has resulted in the Bureau of Competition’s Premerger Notification Office (PNO) publishing the monthly figures for Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act transactions. The latest monthly update from the PNO is for April 2021 and noted 266 reported transactions. This is the highest number of monthly reported transactions in any April between FY 2010 and FY 2021. It is also the fourth-highest number of reported transactions in any month since October 2010.

Ahead of Schedule? A Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Transaction Update (March 2021)

Increased interest in levels of M&A activity has warranted that the Bureau of Competition’s Premerger Notification Office (PNO) share the monthly figures for Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act transactions. This increased activity can be seen in the running update of HSR transaction numbers between October 2019 and today. The latest monthly update from the PNO is for March 2021 and noted 323 reported transactions. This is the highest number of monthly reported transactions in any March between FY 2010 and FY 2021. The 323 reported transactions number is also the second-highest reported monthly transactions number for any month between October 2010 and today, only trailing the 424 reported transactions in November 2020.

Springing into Spring? A Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Transaction Update (February 2021)

Increased interest in levels of M&A activity has warranted that the Bureau of Competition’s Premerger Notification Office (PNO) share the monthly figures for Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act transactions. This increased activity can be seen in the running update of HSR transaction numbers between October 2019 and today. The latest monthly update from the PNO is for February 2021 and noted 304 reported transactions. This is the highest number of monthly reported transactions in any February between FY 2010 and FY 2021. The 304 reported transactions number is also the second-highest reported monthly transactions number for any month between October 2010 and today, only trailing the 424 reported transactions in November 2020.

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