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Aaron Yeater, Managing Principal, Analysis Group, Inc. to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Event

Aaron Yeater, Managing Principal, Analysis Group, Inc. to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Hart-Scott-Rodino Act: Recent Developments Uncovered

New York, NY, July 13, 2016 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Aaron Yeater, Managing Principal, Analysis Group, Inc. will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Hart-Scott-Rodino Act: Recent Developments Uncovered.” This event is scheduled for August 18, 2016 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm (ET).

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About Aaron Yeater

Aaron Yeater, Managing Principal; M.B.A., strategy and international finance, Yale School of Management; B.A., College of Social Studies, Wesleyan University
Mr. Yeater specializes in the application of financial and economic analyses to complex business litigations, with a particular focus on antitrust litigations. He has also evaluated the competitive effects of mergers and acquisitions in industries including chemicals, oil and gas, technology and telecommunications. Mr. Yeater has worked closely with clients to prepare and analyze business data for regulators and has presented economic and financial analyses to state and federal regulators. He has provided assistance to attorneys on all phases of pretrial and trial practice including development of models to analyze competitive effects and damages, critique of analyses produced by opposing experts, and support for preparation of expert testimony.

About Analysis Group, Inc.
Since 1981, Analysis Group has provided expertise in economics, finance, health care analytics, and strategy to top law firms, Fortune 500 companies, global health care corporations, and government agencies. Their work is grounded in a collaborative approach that allows them to effectively integrate the best ideas from leading academic and industry experts with their more than 600 professionals. As a result, Analysis Group’s clients receive thoughtful, pragmatic solutions to their most challenging business and litigation problems. Through Analysis Group’s work in thousands of cases across multiple industries, the firm has become one of the largest economics consulting firms in North America, with 11 offices in the United States, Canada, and China.

Event Synopsis:

Effective February 25, 2016, the thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements (HSR) Act will be raised by about 2.5%, increasing the level that a transaction's value must top to initiate a filing to $78.2 million. This also adjusts the other key dollar thresholds of the Act. In addition to these changes, recent developments regarding the interpretation of the “investment-only” exemption by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, including the Department of Justice’s suit against Value Act Capital, are significant developments for investors and companies making investments in other issuers.

The Department of Justice’s suit against Value Act Capital, brought in April of this year, is a significant development with respect to the treatment of the “investment-only” exemption and, depending on its outcome, could have a significant impact on the interpretation of the exemption and its effect on the industry.

In a two-hour live webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss various significant HSR developments, including the new thresholds, the Value Act case, and other important developments, and will provide insights on their implications.

Key topics include:
- The Revised 2016 Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Thresholds
- Changes and Developments under the HSR Act
- The Department of Justice Lawsuit Against Value Act Capital
- Implications to the Industry

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