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CFIUS Publishes 2015 Annual Report and 2016 Statistics Amid More Recent Dynamic CFIUS Environment

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) recently released the public version of its Annual Report covering calendar year 2015 along with some statistics regarding filings in calendar year 2016. By...more

CFIUS: President Trump Blocks Acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor by Canyon Bridge

President Trump blocked the proposed $1.3 billion acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, a US chipmaker, by Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, a US-headquartered private equity firm reportedly funded by the Chinese...more

Forging ahead: US M&A H1 2017: Forging ahead: H1 in review

Expectations of another bumper year for US M&A failed to materialize in the first half of 2017, as total deal volume fell below 2016 levels. In the first six months of 2017, there were 2,413 deals, an 8 percent drop from...more

China’s rise in global M&A: Here to stay

- China has become a key player in global cross-border M&A. Following almost a decade of consistent double-digit growth, in 2016 China became the second-largest global investor behind the United States with US$140 billion in...more

CFIUS: Recent Developments and Trends

The past year has ushered in significant transformations in the cross-border M&A and US political landscapes, including a number of emerging developments and trends that have affected the review process of the Committee on...more

National security reviews: A global perspective — United States

Deals are generally approved, but a wide range of mitigation conditions may be imposed that can have a significant impact. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which is led by the US...more

CFIUS Annual Report Shows Uptick in Foreign Direct Investment and a Decline in Mitigation

On February 19, 2016, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which conducts national security reviews of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the United States, published its annual report...more

Global merger control: Charting a route to port

As investors scour the world for growth, regulators are placing cross-border deals under ever greater scrutiny, and a new regulatory world order is emerging. Understanding it is essential. Merger control: Getting your...more

National security clampdown on foreign deals

Countries around the world have been increasingly focusing on national security reviews of foreign direct investments into their markets. The three countries where national security reviews can potentially have a...more

Analysis of Close Proximity Issues in Transactions Reviewed by CFIUS

A US business’ close proximity to facilities or areas considered sensitive by the US Government can raise concerns when the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is evaluating the potential national...more

Recent Changes & Developments Regarding US Department of Defense Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence Mitigation

The Defense Security Service (DSS) has recently undergone several notable staffing changes and announced procedural developments relevant to companies under foreign ownership, control, or influence (FOCI). DSS is the...more

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